Feldman, Marcus W. 1942-

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Feldman, Marcus W. 1942-
(M.W. Feldman, Marc Feldman)


Born November 14, 1942, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia; immigrated to the United States; U.S. citizen; son of Simon Ferdinand (an engineer) and Ida (a homemaker) Feldman; married Sarah Shirley Brown (a professor), December 8, 1964; children: Andrew, Jeremy, Michael. Education: University of Western Australia, B.Sc. (hons.), 1963; Monash University, M.Sc., 1965; Stanford University, Ph.D., 1969. Religion: Jewish.


Office—Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 428 Herrin Labs, Stanford, Ca 94305-5020; fax: 650-725-7745. E-mail[email protected]


Stanford University, Stanford, CA, faculty member, 1971—, currently Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences and director of Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies. Santa Fe Institute, trustee and member of science steering committee.


American Academy of Arts and Sciences (fellow), California Academy of Science (fellow).


Award for paper of the year, Lancet, 2003.


(Under name M.W. Feldman; with L.L. Cavalli-Sforza) Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1981.

(With Freddy B. Christiansen) Population Genetics, Blackwell Scientific Publications (Palo Alto, CA), 1986.

(Editor) Mathematical Evolutionary Theory, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1989.

(With F. John Odling-Smee and Kevin N. Laland) Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2003.

Contributor of more than 300 articles to scientific journals, including Journal of Biological Sciences. Associate editor, Genetics, Human Genomics, Complexity, Annals of Human Genetics, and Annals of Human Biology; past editor, American Naturalist. Theoretical Population Biology, managing editor.



Bioscience, November, 1990, Vadim A. Ratner, review of Mathematical Evolutionary Theory, p. 787.

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, spring, 2004, David L. Hull, review of Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution, p. 314.

Quarterly Review of Biology, March, 2004, Peter A. Abrams, review of Niche Construction, p. 75.

Science, November 17, 1989, Joe Felsenstein, review of Mathematical Evolutionary Theory, p. 941; January 23, 2004, John Vendermeer, review of Niche Construction, p. 472.

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