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Sarah Thorén

Locke Rowe

Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto.
Research Associate, Royal Ontario Museum

Locke Rowe is known for his research in evolutionary biology, with a focus on life histories and the
ecology and evolutionary genetics of sex differences. His work in these areas has included theoretical
development, empirical tests of theory, and syntheses. He has published about 120 papers in refereed
journals and the Princeton monograph Sexual Conflict (with G. Arnqvist). His work has appeared in
Science, Nature, and PNAS, and regularly in the journals The American Naturalist, Evolution, Ecology,
and Proceedings of the Royal Society B. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, Toronto, as well as a past senior
Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He has served on the editorial boards of Proceedings
of the Royal Society B
, Evolution, The Quarterly Review of Biology, and The American Naturalist,
where he recently served as Vice President of its publishing society. He has served as the head of the
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and more recently as the Dean, School of Graduate
Studies, and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education, of the University of Toronto.

At SCAS, Rowe will be addressing questions about sex-specific selection and the evolution of the

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2018-19.