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Thomas Flatt, Ph.D.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Box G-W
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Tel. +(401)863-2885
Fax. +(401)863-2166

Link to my other website

Research Interests

  • Evolution and Mechanisms of Life History and Aging
  • Hormonal Regulation of Life History and Aging



Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 2004-date (with Marc Tatar)
Research Associate, UMass Medical School, Worcester, 2004-date (with Neal Silverman)
Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology, University of Fribourg, 2004 (with Tadeusz Kawecki)
M.Sc., Population Biology, University of Basel, 1999 (with Stephen C. Stearns)
Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, 1998-1999 (with Richard Shine)
B.Sc., Biology, University of Basel, 1996

Recent Publications

Killingback, T., Bieri, J., and T. Flatt. 2006 (In Press). Evolution in group-structured populations can resolve the Tragedy of the Commons. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B

Tu, M.P., Flatt, T., and M. Tatar. 2006. Juvenile and steroid hormones in Drosophila melanogaster longevity. Chapter 16 (pp. 415-448) in the Handbook of the Biology of Aging, 6th Edition (Editors: Edward J. Masoro and Steven N. Austad), Academic Press (Elsevier), San Diego. [Invited Chapter]. PDF

Flatt, T., Tu, M.-P., and M. Tatar. 2005. Hormonal Pleiotropy and the juvenile hormone regulation of Drosophila development and life history. BioEssays 27:999-1010. [Invited Review, with Cover]. PDF

Flatt, T.. 2005. The evolutionary genetics of canalization. Quarterly Review of Biology 80: 287-316. PDF

Altwegg, R., Dummermuth, S., Anholt, B.R., and Flatt, T.. 2005. Winter weather affects asp viper (Vipera aspis aspis) population dynamics through susceptible juveniles. Oikos 110: 55-66. PDF

Flatt, T., Kawecki, T.J. 2004. Pleiotropic effects of Methoprene-tolerant (Met), a gene involved in juvenile hormone metabolism, on life history traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetica 122: 141-160. PDF

Flatt, T., Scheuring, I. 2004. Stabilizing factors interact in promoting host-parasite coexistence. Journal of Theoretical Biology 228: 241-249. PDF

Flatt, T.. 2004. Assessing natural variation in genes affecting Drosophila lifespan. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 125: 155-159. PDF

Rauch, G., Simon, J.-C., Chaubet, B., Haack, L., Flatt, T., Weisser, W.W. 2002. The influence of ant-attendance on aphid feeding behaviour investigated with the electrical penetration graph technique. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 102: 13-20. PDF

Flatt, T., Shine, R., Borges-Landaez, P.A., Downes, S.J. 2001. Phenotypic variation in an oviparous montane lizard: effects of thermal and hydric incubation environments. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:339-350. PDF

Flatt, T., Maire, N., Doebeli, M. 2001. A bit of sex stabilizes host-parasite dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology 212: 345-354. PDF

Flatt, T., Weisser, W.W. 2000. The effects of mutualistic ants on aphid life-history traits. Ecology 81: 3522-3529. PDF

Flatt, T., Dummermuth, S., Anholt, B.R. 1997. Mark-recapture estimates of survival in populations of the asp viper, Vipera aspis aspis. Journal of Herpetology 31: 558-564.