Mark Pagel

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Mark Pagel
Born Mark David Pagel
(1954-06-05) June 5, 1954 (age 60)[1]
Seattle, Washington, U.S.[1]
Fields
Institutions
Alma mater University of Washington
Thesis Determinants of the Success and Failure of Ridge Regression (1980)
Notable awards FRS (2011)
Spouse Ruth Mace[1][2]
Website
www.evolution.reading.ac.uk

Mark David Pagel FRS (born June 5, 1954 in Seattle, Washington)[1] is a Professor and head of the Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Reading.[1][3][4][5]

Education[edit]

Pagel was educated at the University of Washington where he was awarded a PhD in Mathematics in 1980 for work on ridge regression.[6]

Research[edit]

Pagel's interests include evolution and the development of languages.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Pagel was the editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Evolution published in 2002.[14] and the author of the 2012 book Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation.[15][16]

Awards and honours[edit]

Pagel was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011. His nomination reads:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "PAGEL, Prof. Mark". Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Smith, K. (2014). "Love in the lab: Close collaborators". Nature 510 (7506): 458. doi:10.1038/510458a. 
  3. ^ Staff Profile: Professor Mark Pagel School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. Archived here
  4. ^ Mark Pagel's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  5. ^ Reading Evolutionary Biology Group - Home. Archived here.
  6. ^ Pagel, Mark (2014). Determinants of the Success and Failure of Ridge Regression (PhD thesis). University of Washington. 
  7. ^ English language 'originated in Turkey' by Jonathan Ball, BBC News, 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  8. ^ Pagel, M. (1999). "Inferring the historical patterns of biological evolution". Nature 401 (6756): 877–84. doi:10.1038/44766. PMID 10553904. 
  9. ^ Freckleton, R.  P.; Harvey, P.  H.; Pagel, M. (2002). "Phylogenetic Analysis and Comparative Data: A Test and Review of Evidence". The American Naturalist 160 (6): 712. doi:10.1086/343873. PMID 18707460. 
  10. ^ Pagel, M. (1997). "Inferring evolutionary processes from phylogenies". Zoologica Scripta 26 (4): 331. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1997.tb00423.x. 
  11. ^ Pagel, M.; Meade, A.; Barker, D. (2004). "Bayesian Estimation of Ancestral Character States on Phylogenies". Systematic Biology 53 (5): 673. doi:10.1080/10635150490522232. PMID 15545248. 
  12. ^ Mace, R.; Pagel, M. (1994). "The Comparative Method in Anthropology". Current Anthropology 35 (5): 549. doi:10.1086/204317. 
  13. ^ Mark Pagel at TED
  14. ^ Encyclopedia of Evolution. 2 volume set. USA: OUP. 2002. ISBN 978-0-19-512200-8. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation ISBN 1846140153
  16. ^ Julian Baggini (23 February 2012). "Wired for Culture by Mark Pagel – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Professor Mark Pagel FRS, The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge