Leo W. Buss
Professor of Emeritus Bology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Leo W. Buss, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Geology and Geophysics, is widely known for his research in ecology and evolution. He taught at Yale since he completed his doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University in 1979. His book, The Evolution of Individuality (1987), broke new ground in understanding evolution. Professor Buss was named Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellow in 1989. He served as Curator of Invertebrates at Yale's Peabody Museum and director of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research and director of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He also taught Introductory Biology, Ecology, and Invertebrate Zoology, and instituted a new freshman and sophomore seminar course entitled "The Collections of the Peabody Museum," in which Yale students are engaged in the primary research collections of the museum.