Russell Gray

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Russell Gray is a professor at the University of Auckland, located in New Zealand.[1] Although originally trained in biology and psychology, Gray is well known for his studies on the evolution of the Austronesian language family using computational phylogenetic methods.

Gray also performs research on animal cognition. One of his main research projects is on tool use among New Caledonian crows.

In the summer of 2014, it was announced that the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany would receive a different mandate. Along with Johannes Krause, Gray was appointed director of a new Max Planck Institute of History and the Sciences, commencing February 1, 2014.[2]


  1. ^ University of Auckland University of Auckland
  2. ^ "Profile of Russell Gray". Max Planck Institute. 

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