Editorial Director, Science
The biology list publishes books on topics that range across the life sciences. It has historic and core strengths in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral biology alongside emerging strengths in biological anthropology, microbiome science, global change biology, and computational and mathematical biology. We publish across genres, from monographs and textbooks to works of popular science that introduce nonexperts to exciting, relevant ideas in biology.
Whenever possible, the list foregrounds books that take a broad and integrative approach and that cross traditional divides, such as those between theory and empiricism, molecular and organismal topics, and biology and other fields.
Rethinking how we view and manage cancer
When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don’t necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer.
In Dialogue with Susan Mattern and Richard Bribiescas: Reframing how we think about aging
Are we looking at male/female aging all wrong? Susan Mattern and Richard Bribiescas discuss.
In Dialogue with Sara Lewis and Jeffrey Skevington: Reframing how we think about bugs
We live in a world dominated by insects. Sometimes it may seem to us that all of them are pests, but in reality, pest species are an infinitesimally small component of our biodiversity.
In Dialogue with Thomas Seeley and Nick Haddad: Why is insect conservation important?
Thomas Seeley and Nick Haddad sound off on why insect conservation is important, and to reflect on the magnitude of the loss of key populations.
David Hu on How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls
Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them?
Michael J. Ryan: A Taste for the Beautiful
Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and frogs.