"When you eat your daily meal do you ever ask yourself, where do the ingredients come from?" KLI fellow Christian Dorninger works on the biophysical and mental connectedness between humans and nature, with implications for sustainability studies.
What makes organisms different from other complex organized systems like machines?" KLI postdoctoral fellow Daniel Nicholson discusses the ontology of living systems, how they differ from other complex systems, and what implications these differences have for biological theory.
Largely unnoticed, we live in a cybernetic era where automated systems are part of everyday life. In this video, Dr Flavia Fabris, explains the main ideas of her research on the contribution of cybernetics to the development of contemporary biology.
"What if I told you that 19th century poet & playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has something important to contribute to biology today?" KLI Alum (IHPST, University of Toronto) introduces us to an organism-centric philosophy of biology.
"When and where did music start?" Watch... and listen!... to KLI alum & guest researcher Alejandro Villanueva talk about his work on the cognitive origins of music and the roles they play in social interactions.
"Why are humans so diverse? How do we evolve as a species?" KLI postdoc fellow anthropologist Lumila Menéndez talks about 10,000 Years of Cranial Evolution in SouthAmerica in 1.5 minutes!
Multi-isotopic and morphometric evidence for the migration of farmers leading up to the Inka conquest of the southern Andes
KLI fellow Lumila Paula Menéndez and colleagues show a migration pulse preceding the Inka expansion from a northern maize-farming population that would have been part of a widespread period of change in settlement patterns, population movements, and social identities.
Multiple Approaches to Understanding Human Pelvic Evolution – A Reappraisal of the Obstetrical Dilemma
Nicole GRUNSTRA (KLI), 17 June 2021, 3.00 pm. To join our colloquium please register with Zoom.
KLI Colloquium: Luis Alejandro Villanueva (KLI), 3 May, 3.00 pm
KLI Colloquium: Hari SRIDHAR (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore), 25 February 2020, 5.00 pm
KLI fellow Stephanie Schnorr writes about her latest paper in Communications Biology.
Alice Laciny's new fellowship explores how the perceptions and approaches of neurodivergent researchers come into play within social insect research.
Edited by Daniel S. Brooks, James DiFrisco, and William C. Wimsatt, the new book examines a core structural principle in the biological sciences- the nature and significance of levels of organization.
Leading scientists argue for a new paradigm for cancer research, proposing a complex systems view of cancer supported by empirical evidence.
'Convergent Evolution on Earth. Lessons for the Search for Extraterrestrial Life' by George R McGhee Jr. An analysis of patterns of convergent evolution on Earth that suggests where we might look for similar convergent forms on other planets.
'Evolutionary Causation' edited by Tobias Uller & Kevin N. Laland. A comprehensive treatment of the concept of causation in evolutionary biology that makes clear its central role in both historical and contemporary debates.
A new addition to the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology at The MIT Press
Welcoming Orsolya Bajer-Molnár to the KLI
Welcoming Writing-up fellow Anna Sundermann
Welcoming Alejandro back as a postdoc fellow!