Sepkoski, David

David Sepkoski is the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in History of Science and Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has written widely on the history of biology, paleontology, the environment, and data science. He is the author of several books besides Catastrophic Thinking, which is featured in his Rorotoko interview, also including Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline (University of Chicago Press). His current research focuses on the history of recent debates about the genetic and evolutionary basis for human nature.


On Rorotoko:

On his book Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene
(Our Cover Feature of September 30, 2020)