Peter Richerson, Emeritus

Ph.D. University of California, Davis 1969

Research Interests

  • Research Interests: Cultural evolution and related topics. Mathematical models of cultural evolution and empirical tests of hypotheses derived from those models. Laboratory studies of cultural transmission and cultural evolution. Evolution of human cooperation and the social institutions that underpin cooperation. The role of environmental variation in human evolution. Animal social learning. Human impacts on lakes and their watersheds.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Environmental Policy and Human Ecology, Environmental Policy Analysis, Courses are ESP 105, ESP 30, and ECL 210


  • Environmental Science and Policy