Leigh Van Valen

An evolutionary biologist best known for his Law of Constant Extinction and the Red Queen’s hypothesis, Leigh Van Valen was a polymath whose unique insights impacted disciplines as diverse as mathematics, philosophy, and gender studies. With a seemingly inexhaustible command of the smallest detail, Leigh never lost sight of the biggest picture. His application of a unique energetic perspective to community ecology was an example of his grand scale thinking.

His work, including the archives of his two journals Evolutionary Theory and Evolutionary Monographs, is collected here.

About Leigh Van Valen

Leigh Van Valen