I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of genomic conflicts. I am a Wenner-Gren Fellow and I spent the first part of the fellowship at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, hosted by David Haig, and I am now an independent researcher at the Evolutionary Biology Centre at Uppsala University.
My work is also deeply rooted in the history and philosophy of biology, and I wrote a book on the gene’s-eye view evolution, also known as selfish gene theory (published 2021 by Oxford University Press).
I did my PhD work on transposable element and genome size evolution with Stephen Wright at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Throughout my time at U of T I was a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Before that I read biology at the University of Edinburgh.
I can be reached at arvid.agren [at] ebc.uu.se