Patrik Lindenfors

PhD Zoological Ecology

Research interests
Curriculum Vitae
Personal information

My new book is co-written with Christer Sturmark and entitled Sekulär humanism - förnuft, omtanke, ansvar

Sekulär humanism

My second book is called Samarbete (Cooperation)
You can buy it here

My first book is called
God Probably Doesn't Exist You can buy it in English, German, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Dutch and Persian.
It is also available as an a-book in English, both as Adobe encrypted pdf and via iTunes


   Human Cultural Evolution

My main research interest concerns the evolution of human culture. I conduct this resarch at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution.

You can read about a current result in this press release.

   Mammal Brain Evolution
Here, I investigate if sex and species differences in the mammal brain can be tied to sex differences in behaviour. The results this far indicate that behavioural differences between the sexes have had a large impact on the primate brain.

   Sexual Size Dimorphism
My other research mainly focuses on the use of phylogenetic comparative methods, especially investigating biological differences between the sexes.

  Parasite Diversity
During my post-doc I investigated what determines parasite diversity. Mammal parasite records that we collected for this work are available at the Global Mammal Parasite Database.

   Students welcome!
If you are interested in doing a master's thesis you are most welcome to mail me for suggestions. I have several ideas that need to be investigated.

Darwin Fish
Darwin's texts online

The Out Campaign: Scarlet Letter of Atheism
Rational thinking
Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel. +46-(0)8-559 24 341
The Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Mobile: +46-(0)70-341 86 87