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Michel Raymond

Senior researcher
CNRS

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Work interests

Why modern diet affects our health, why menopause was selected in the human lineage, why are there right-handed and left-handed people at the same time, or heterosexuals and homosexuals, there are- there local human adaptations? These questions, and many more, are addressed within the theoretical framework of human evolutionary biology, through field studies, modelling, experimentation, and data analysis. The goal is to better understand what a human being is, through the prism of cultural and biological evolution.

Keywords :

Human evolutionary biology

Additional roles and responsibilities :

– Coordinator of the “Evolutionary anthropology” team at ISEM
– Teaching: Head of UE HMBE382 (Human Evolutionary Biology)
– Associate editor of the following journals: Culture and Evolution, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology et HAYATI Journal of Biosciences
– Interdisciplinary thematic network: co-head of RTP « Health, Medicine and evolutionary sciences »

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.