Carl Bergstrom

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Carl Theodore Bergstrom
Alma materStanford University
Known forEvolution textbook[1]
Spouse(s)Holly Ann Bergstrom[3]
AwardsSPARC Innovator Award (2007)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Washington
Santa Fe Institute
Stanford University
ThesisGame-theoretic models of signalling among relatives (1998)
Doctoral advisorMarcus Feldman[3]

Carl Theodore Bergstrom is a theoretical and evolutionary biologist and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, with a secondary appointment at the Santa Fe Institute.[4]


Bergstrom completed his PhD at Stanford University under the supervision of Marcus Feldman[3] in 1998.


Bergstrom's work concerns the flow of information through biological and social networks[5] and the ecology and evolution, including the development of resistance, of pathogenic organisms.[6][7][8][9][10][11] He is the coauthor (with Lee Dugatkin) of the college textbook Evolution.[1]

In addition to evolutionary biology, Bergstrom's interests include the ranking of scientific journals; in 2007 he introduced the Eigenfactor[2] metrics for journal ranking.[12] This and related work on open access earned him and his father, Ted Bergstrom, the SPARC Innovator award in June 2007.[13]


  1. ^ a b Dugatkin, L. A.; Bergstrom, C. T. (2011). Evolution. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-92592-7.
  2. ^ a b Bergstrom, C. T.; West, J. D.; Wiseman, M. A. (2008). "The Eigenfactor™ Metrics". Journal of Neuroscience. 28 (45): 11433–11434. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0003-08.2008. PMID 18987179.
  3. ^ a b c Bergstrom, Carl (1998). Game-theoretic models of signalling among relatives (PhD thesis). Stanford University.
  4. ^ Carl Bergstrom publications indexed by Google Scholar
  5. ^ Bergstrom, C. T.; Lachmann, M. (2006). "The fitness value of information". arXiv:q-bio.PE/0510007.
  6. ^ Antia, R.; Regoes, R. R.; Koella, J. C.; Bergstrom, C. T. (2003). "The role of evolution in the emergence of infectious diseases". Nature. 426 (6967): 658–661. Bibcode:2003Natur.426..658A. doi:10.1038/nature02104. PMID 14668863.
  7. ^ Levin, B. R. (2000). "Bacteria are different: Observations, interpretations, speculations, and opinions about the mechanisms of adaptive evolution in prokaryotes". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 97 (13): 6981–6985. Bibcode:2000PNAS...97.6981L. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.13.6981. PMC 34373.
  8. ^ Bergstrom, C. T. (2004). "Ecological theory suggests that antimicrobial cycling will not reduce antimicrobial resistance in hospitals". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101 (36): 13285–13290. Bibcode:2004PNAS..10113285B. doi:10.1073/pnas.0402298101. PMC 516561. PMID 15308772.
  9. ^ Lipsitch, M.; Bergstrom, C. T.; Levin, B. R. (2000). "The epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in hospitals: Paradoxes and prescriptions" (PDF). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 97 (4): 1938–1943. Bibcode:2000PNAS...97.1938L. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.4.1938. PMC 26540. PMID 10677558.
  10. ^ Rosvall, M.; Bergstrom, C. T. (2008). "Maps of random walks on complex networks reveal community structure". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105 (4): 1118. arXiv:0707.0609. Bibcode:2008PNAS..105.1118R. doi:10.1073/pnas.0706851105. PMC 2234100. PMID 18216267.
  11. ^ Rosvall, M.; Bergstrom, C. T. (2007). "An information-theoretic framework for resolving community structure in complex networks". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104 (18): 7327. arXiv:physics/0612035. Bibcode:2007PNAS..104.7327R. doi:10.1073/pnas.0611034104. PMC 1855072. PMID 17452639.
  12. ^ Bergstrom, C. T. (May 2007). "Eigenfactor: Measuring the value and prestige of scholarly journals". College & Research Libraries News. 68 (5): 314–316. Archived from the original on 2010-12-09.
  13. ^ "SPARC Innovators: Ted Bergstrom and Carl Bergstrom (June 2007)". SPARC. Archived from the original on 2011-08-19.

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