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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
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