James Griesemer

Professor of Philosophy


Population Biology

Offices and Labs

2297 Social Sciences and Humanities Building


1983 PhD Conceptual Foundations of Science University of Chicago
1981 MS Biology University of Chicago
1977 BA Genetics University of California, Berkeley

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

Population Biology
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • Community Ecology
  • Systematics and Comparative Biology

Teaching Interests

Philosophy of biology. History of biology. Scientific reasoning. Scientific change. Darwin.


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  • Griesemer JR. 2000. Reproduction and the Reduction of Genetics. The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives. Cambridge University Press:240-285
  • Griesemer JR and MJ Wade. 2000. Populational Heritability: Extending Punnett Square Concepts to Evolution at the Metapopulation Level. Biology and Philosophy. 15:1-17
  • Wade MJ and JR Griesemer. 1998. Populational heritability: Empirical Studies of Evolution in Metapopulations. American Naturalist. 151:135-147