Simon A. Levin

External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Simon A. Levin is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and the Director of the Center for BioComplexity in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Simon’s research examines the structure and functioning of ecosystems, the dynamics of disease, and the coupling of ecological and socioeconomic systems. Simon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society; and a Foreign Member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere, ed Arti and the Istituto Lombardo (Milan). With over 500 publications, he served as the editor of the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity and the Princeton Guide to Ecology. His awards include: the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, Margalef Prize for Ecology, the Ecological Society of America’s MacArthur and Eminent Ecologist Awards, the Luca Pacioli Prize (Ca’Foscari University of Venice), the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the National Medal of Science. Simon served as a member of SESYNC’s External Advisory Board.

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2011 - 2016
Areas of Expertise
evolutionary biology
Research Interests
theoretical and applied ecology
infectious diseases
ecological economics
Methods of Expertise
dynamical systems
ecological theory
ecological economics
partial differential equations