Stephen Porder

Stephen Porder grew up in New York City just ten blocks from the American Museum of Natural History. He received his PhD in ecology from Stanford University in 2005. He is now an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a Fellow in Brown’s Institute for the Study of Environment and Society.

Recent Stories

The way they live, the food they eat, and the effect on us

A true but unlikely tale

Story and Photographs by William Rowan

Increasing day length on the early Earth boosted oxygen released by photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

Genomic evidence shows that Denisovans and modern humans may have overlapped in Wallacea.