paulLizard1I am a researcher interested in how organizational patterns emerge in humans and other social organisms, with perspectives drawn from psychology, evolutionary ecology, and the social sciences. My work focuses on building mathematical and computational models of dynamic populations in order to help me understand these processes.

Some areas of research I work on include social and cultural evolution, emergent social organization, cooperation, collective behavior, pattern formation, decision making, cognition, and the philosophy of science.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, working with Richard McElreath. If you poke around this site, you can learn some more things about me, check out my publications, and in general see the sorts of things we’ve come to expect from the personal websites of academics.