University of Vermont

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LORI STEVENS

Professor
Biology
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-0445
Email Address:Lori.Stevens@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039 joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
Specialty:population genetics; multilevel selection; evolutionary aspects of host-parasite interactions, esp. evolution of virulence
Biography:Stevens conducts field studies and does computer models of host-parasite interactions. She focuses on the role of physiology, population structure, genetics, ecolgoy and behavior in the evolution of parasites virulence and host defenses. Among her publications is the invited paper "Experimental studies of group selection: A genetical perspective" (Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2000).