Lee Altenberg , Ph.D.

Office: 1680 East-West Road, P.O.S.T. 317, Honolulu,
Hawai`i U.S.A. 96822

My research focuses on the dynamics of evolutionary processes. I am particularly interested in higher order phenomena, such as the evolution of evolvability, the evolution of the genotype-phenotype map, including modularity, and the evolution of genetic systems. My work also addresses theoretical problems in evolutionary computation.

I have also worked in conservation on Maui as a part of what I consider to be an evolutionary biologist's professional obligation to preserve the products of evolution that bless Hawai`i so remarkably.

Key Papers

  • Altenberg, L. 2012. Resolvent Positive Linear Operators Exhibit the Reduction Phenomenon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109 (10): 3705-3710.

  • Altenberg, L. 2012. The Evolution of Dispersal in Random Environments and the Principle of Partial Control. Ecological Monographs 82(3): 297-333.

  • Wagner, G. P. and L. Altenberg. 1996. Complex adaptations and the evolution of evolvability. Evolution 50 (3): 967-976.

  • Altenberg, L. 1995. Genome growth and the evolution of the genotype-phenotype map. In Evolution and Biocomputation: Computational Models of Evolution, ed. Wolfgang Banzhaf and Frank H. Eeckman. Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 899. Springer-Verlag, pp. 205-259.
  • Lee Altenberg growing the endangered `ohai
    Maui Sesbania tomentosa (arborea) grown from remnant 7 plants of this species.