Judie Bronstein

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Occupation Editor-in-Chief
Introduction I’ve been Editor-in-Chief of the American Naturalist since January 2013, having served as an Associate Editor and then Editor since 2004. My own research focuses on big conceptual issues surrounding mutually beneficial interactions between species (Why cooperate? How does cooperation evolve, and under what conditions can it persist? How fragile are mutualisms in the face of spatial and temporal change, including anthropogenic disruption?). My work lies at the intersection of the three main areas we cover – ecology, evolution, and behavior – and incorporates both empirical and theoretical approaches. For this reason, I consider myself a fairly typical reader of this journal. In fact, it was my discovery of Am Nat as a college student that stimulated me to enter science as a career. I’m currently University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Arizona.