Ben Gleeson is a PhD candidate at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Mr Gleeson is a transdisciplinary human ecologist with a strong interest in the evolution of contemporary human socioecologies. He has a background in ecological agriculture and biological anthropology with a focus on human behavioural ecology.

His present research incorporates evolutionary and material-ecofeminist perspectives to examine links between masculine social dominance and violence, and our present social and ecological crises.



Why do animals living with humans evolve such similar features? A new theory could explain ‘domestication syndrome’

In the 19th century, Charles Darwin was one of the first to notice something interesting about domesticated animals:…


Study shines new light on animal domestication

Domesticated animals often show the same collection of changed features when compared to their wild ancestors, an effect…

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