Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Phone: +1 512 232 3800, +1 512 232 7122
Sahotra Sarkar is a philosopher of science and conservation biologist. He is one of the founders of systematic conservation planning within conservation biology, promoting the use of multi-criteria decision analysis. His laboratory also works on a suite of neglected tropical diseases (or diseases of poverty) including Chagas disease, dengue, leishmaniasis, tick-borne diseases, and Zika.In the philosophy of biology Sarkar is known for his work on reductionism, criticism of hereditarian thinking and the use of informational concepts in molecular biology.