Stephen C Stearns

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Constraints on the coevolution of contemporary human males and females
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8102, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4836-44. 2012
  2. pmc Evolutionary medicine: its scope, interest and potential
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4305-21. 2012
  3. pmc Experimental evolution of aging in a bacterium
    Martin Ackermann
    Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 7:126. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution in health and disease: work in progress
    S C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8106, USA
    Q Rev Biol 76:417-32. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Life history evolution: successes, limitations, and prospects
    S C Stearns
    University of Basel, Zoology Institute, Rheinsprung 9, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Naturwissenschaften 87:476-86. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint The naturalist in a world of genomics
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8106, USA
    Am Nat 161:171-80. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Are we stalled part way through a major evolutionary transition from individual to group?
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Evolution 61:2275-80. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Issues in evolutionary medicine
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8160, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:131-40. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Measuring selection in contemporary human populations
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8102, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 11:611-22. 2010
  10. pmc Colloquium papers: Natural selection in a contemporary human population
    Sean G Byars
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8102, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:1787-92. 2010

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Publications17

  1. pmc Constraints on the coevolution of contemporary human males and females
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8102, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4836-44. 2012
    ..9 ± 15.7°), compared with when they were excluded (87.9 ± 31.6°). We conclude that intralocus sexual conflict constrains the joint evolutionary responses of the two sexes in a contemporary human population...
  2. pmc Evolutionary medicine: its scope, interest and potential
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4305-21. 2012
    ..Because we are on the cusp of so much new research and innovative insights, it is hard to estimate how much impact evolutionary thinking will have on medicine, but it is already clear that its potential is enormous...
  3. pmc Experimental evolution of aging in a bacterium
    Martin Ackermann
    Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Evol Biol 7:126. 2007
    ..We tested the generality of this theory by experimental evolution with Caulobacter crescentus, a bacterium whose asymmetric division allows mother and daughter to be distinguished...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution in health and disease: work in progress
    S C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8106, USA
    Q Rev Biol 76:417-32. 2001
    ..Currently the most promising areas, those in which experimental rigor can be applied efficiently, include experimental evolution and functional genomics. The pioneers can be proud of what they have set in motion...
  5. ncbi request reprint Life history evolution: successes, limitations, and prospects
    S C Stearns
    University of Basel, Zoology Institute, Rheinsprung 9, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Naturwissenschaften 87:476-86. 2000
    ..They have not yet had as much empirical success, but there are logical reasons to prefer them, and they may soon extend the impact of life history theory into population dynamics and interspecific interactions in coevolving communities...
  6. ncbi request reprint The naturalist in a world of genomics
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8106, USA
    Am Nat 161:171-80. 2003
    ..We end with some brief notes about how evolutionary biology and comparative approaches will probably have an impact on functional genomics...
  7. ncbi request reprint Are we stalled part way through a major evolutionary transition from individual to group?
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Evolution 61:2275-80. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Issues in evolutionary medicine
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8160, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:131-40. 2005
    ..A method is suggested to get at the mechanisms of tradeoffs by examining conflicts among functions over gene expression. It could be applied in humans to the tradeoff between reproductive performance and disease resistance...
  9. doi request reprint Measuring selection in contemporary human populations
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8102, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 11:611-22. 2010
    ..We also assemble examples of long-term studies in which additional measurements of evolution could be made. The evidence strongly suggests that we are evolving and that our nature is dynamic, not static...
  10. pmc Colloquium papers: Natural selection in a contemporary human population
    Sean G Byars
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8102, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:1787-92. 2010
    ..Selection is tending to lengthen the reproductive period at both ends. To better understand and predict such changes, the design of planned large, long-term, multicohort studies should include input from evolutionary biologists...
  11. pmc Experimental evolution of aging, growth, and reproduction in fruitflies
    S C Stearns
    Zoology Institute, University of Basel, Rheinsprung 9, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:3309-13. 2000
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  12. ncbi request reprint The experimental evolution of aging in fruitflies
    S C Stearns
    Zoology Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Exp Gerontol 33:785-92. 1998
    ..This is the first clear experimental demonstration of the central claim of the evolutionary theory of aging...
  13. ncbi request reprint Senescence in a bacterium with asymmetric division
    Martin Ackermann
    Division of Molecular Microbiology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Science 300:1920. 2003
  14. pmc Progress on canalization
    Stephen C Stearns
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10229-30. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Theoretical biology: safeguards and spurs
    Stephen C Stearns
    Nature 424:501-4. 2003
  16. ncbi request reprint Medicine needs evolution
    Randolph M Nesse
    Science 311:1071. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide transcript profiles in aging and calorically restricted Drosophila melanogaster
    Scott D Pletcher
    Department of Biology, University College London, The Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Biol 12:712-23. 2002
    ..We used the global patterns of expression profiles to test if particular genomic regions contribute differentially to changes in transcript profiles with age and if global disregulation of gene expression occurs during aging...