Karl H. Palmquist headshot
Current Member

Karl H. Palmquist

Martin A. and Helen Chooljian Member in Biology; Funding provided by the Simons Foundation


Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Systems Biology and Ecosystem Dynamics

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study
Karl H. Palmquist is interested in biological complexity and how systems organize in space and time. He has developed experimental and theoretical approaches to study biological development and is extending his thinking to the emergence of complex phenomena in soil ecosystems to address fundamental questions of sustainable agriculture.

Dates at IAS

School of Natural Sciences


The Rockefeller University
Swarthmore College