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Daniel R. Brooks

Daniel R. Brooks is Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, and Senior Research Fellow of the H.W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum. He received his BS with Distinction (1973) and MS (1975) from the University of Nebraska and his PhD from the University of Mississippi (1978). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science) and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Stockholm University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been a Visiting Fellow of the Collegium Budapest, the Ciencias sem Fronteras program of Brazil, the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, Stellenbosch, South Africa, the Institute of Advanced Studies, Köszeg, Hungary, and the Hungarian National Center for Ecological Research. Dan is an evolutionary biologist whose work ranges from field studies of the evolution of pathogen-host systems in tropical wildlands to foundational studies of evolutionary theory. He now focuses his efforts on the interface between science and science policy, integrating evolutionary principles into proactive and effective action plans for coping with the challenges of global climate. In 2019, Dan co-authored The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease (University of Chicago) with Eric HOberg and Walter Boeger, and in 2020, he co-authored The Major Metaphors of Evolution: Darwinism Then and Now (Springer) with Salvatore Aosta. His newest book, also co-authored with Salvatore Agosta and scheduled for 2022, is Surviving the Anthropocene: A Darwinian Guide.