Robert L. Trivers, American bioscience and anthropology educator, evolutionary biologist, sociobiologist. Achievements include fundamental analysis of social evolution, conflict and cooperation among animals, which laid the foundation for modern sociobiology. Named one of 100 Greatest Thinkers and Scientists of the 20th Century, Time magazine; recipient Crafoord prize in Biosciences, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, 2007.
- Faculty Harvard University, 1973—1978, University California, Santa Cruz, 1978—1994. Professor anthropology and biological sciences, department anthropology Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Senior scientist The Rutgers Jamaican Symmetry Project, since 1996.
- Arguments about Aborigines: Australia and the Evolution of Social Anthropology
- In the nineteenth century, Australian Aborigines were used by European scholars as an exemplar of early human forms, and have consequently featured as the crucial case study for generations of social theorists and anthropologists.
- The Spirit of the Hive: The Mechanisms of Social Evolution
- Charles Darwin struggled to explain how forty thousand bees working in the dark, seemingly by instinct alone, could organize themselves to construct something as perfect as a honey comb.
- States and Social Evolution: Coffee and the Rise of National Governments in Central America
- The national governments of Central America were constructed between 1840 and 1900, a time when coffee was transformed from a botanical curiosity to the region's most important export.
- Natural Selection and Social Theory: Selected Papers of Robert Trivers (Evolution and Cognition Series)
- Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology.
Born February 19, 1943
1973 - 1978
1978 - 1994