Biosociological ethodiversity in the social system uri icon


  • A comprehensive understanding of human sociality needs to embrace the coevolution of genes and culture. Recent advances in biological research about niche construction by organisms, and the development of the concepts of social niche and ethodiversity, can be integrated into a common approach to understand this coevolution, which implies the interaction between sociology and ecology in an integrative framework of knowledge. In this paper the authors propose such inclusive biosociological and heuristic framework to improve the understanding of the evolution of social niche construction. In addition, it allows a better understanding of the concept of sociotype in non-human organisms and explains some aspects of the social or presocial behavior through the concept of ethodiversity.
  • ACR (who is 1% Inuit according to his genes) was funded by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, including ERD funds (CGL-2018-096656-B-100). Funding for open access charge: Universidade de Vigo/CISUG.

publication date

  • December 1, 2021