Emily Dolson

About me

I’m a fifth-year doctoral student in the Digital Evolution Lab at Michigan State University, in the departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior, and I am also part of the BEACON Center for Evolution in Action. I use digital systems to answer questions about eco-evolutionary dynamics at spatiotemporal scales so broad that they can not practically be addressed with lab or field studies. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms that generate and maintain diversity in both biological and computational systems. I completed my undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College in 2013, with a double-major in Biology and Computer Science. In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games and the tin whistle.