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IIASA Alumnus Evolution and Ecology
Gergely Boza graduated and earned his PhD degree in 2013, from the Department of Plant Systematics, Ecology and Theoretical Biology at Eötvös University, Budapest. His thesis was entitled “The role of polymorphism in the evolution and stability of cooperation.” He first joined IIASA in 2007, as a participant of the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) in the Evolution and Ecology Program (EEP), with which he has maintained his collaboration since. His research has focused on the evolution and stability of cooperative investments within, and between species. He joined the Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics cross-cutting project, where he studies the systemic risk facilitated by investment decisions. He has also been involved in numerous research projects investigating scenarios of prebiotic evolution, the dynamics of microbial communities, ecological and evolutionary stability of communities, the study of social dilemmas, to name a few.
Dr. Boza’s expertise includes agent-, or individual-based modelling, spatially explicit modelling, models of evolutionary game theory, and various models of theoretical and evolutionary ecology.
His main fields of scientific interest cover many research areas from the infra-individual level to the level of societies, including the evolution of cooperation and mutualism, as well as the stability of interaction networks, the stability of different cooperative behaviors in human societies, the study of social dilemmas, and the dynamics of collective actions.
Last update: 30-MAR-2017
Hochrainer-Stigler S, Boza G, Colon C, Poledna S, Rovenskaya E, & Dieckmann U (2018). Resilience of Systems to Individual Risk and Systemic Risk. In: Domains of resilience for complex interconnected systems. Eds. Trump, B.D., Florin, M.V. & Linkov, I., Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL International Risk Governance Center.
Szilágyi A, Boza G, & Scheuring I (2017). Analysis of stability to cheaters in models of antibiotic degrading microbial communities. Journal of Theoretical Biology 423: 53-62. DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.04.025.
Boza G, Kun A, & Dieckmann U (2017). Systemic-risk dilemmas emerging from reactive investments. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Boza G (2016). The stability of cooperation in different situations: With reactive investment strategies, in N-person public good games, and with spatial population structure. In: Conflict, Competition, Cooperation, and Complexity Workshop, 13-15 January 2016, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.
Boza G & Dieckmann U (2015). Systemic-risk Dilemmas Emerging from Reactive Investments. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Boza G, Kun A, Scheuring I, & Dieckmann U (2012). Strategy diversity stabilizes mutualism through investment cycles, phase polymorphism, and spatial bubbles. PLoS Computational Biology 8 (11): E1002660. DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002660.
Boza G, Kun A, & Dieckmann U (2012). Counteracting systemic risk caused by reactive cooperative behavior. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Boza G, Kun A, Scheuring I, & Dieckmann U (2012). Strategy diversity stabilizes mutualism through investment cycles, phase polymorphism, and spatial bubbles. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-12-024
Kun A, Boza G, & Scheuring I (2010). Cooperators unite! Assortative linking promotes cooperation particularly for medium sized associations. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-10-042
Kun A, Boza G, & Scheuring I (2010). Cooperators unite! Assortative linking promotes cooperation particularly for medium sized associations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10 (1): no.173. DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-10-173.
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