Arnaud Pocheville

Arnaud Pocheville

A theoretical biologist and a philosopher of biology, Arnaud defended his PhD thesis in theoretical ecology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He continued his researches as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Arnaud now works with the Theory and Method of Biosciences team on the Templeton World Charity Foundation project “Causal foundations of biological information.”



Calcott, B., Griffiths, P. E., & Pocheville, A. (In Press). Signals that make a Difference. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Download
Pocheville, A. (under review). Causal specificity, information flow, and causal independence.
Pocheville, A., Griffiths, P. E., & Stotz, K. (In Press). Comparing causes – an information-theoretic approach to specificity, proportionality and stability. In H. Leitgeb, I. Niiniluoto, E. Sober, & Seppälä, Päivi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. London: College Publications. Download


Dagaeff, A.-C., Pocheville, A., Nöbel, S., Loyau, A., Isabel, G., & Danchin, E. (2016). Drosophila mate copying correlates with atmospheric pressure in a speed learning situation. Animal Behaviour, 121, 163–174.


Griffiths, P. E., Pocheville, A., Calcott, B., Stotz, K., Kim, Hyunju, & Knight, R. (2015). Measuring Causal Specificity. Philosophy of Science, 82(4), 529–555.
Pocheville, A. (2015). The Ecological Niche: History and Recent Controversies. In Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences (pp. 547–586). Springer. Retrieved from
Pocheville, A., & Danchin, E. (2015). Physiology and evolution at the crossroads of plasticity and inheritance. J Physiol, 593, 2243–2243.


Danchin, E., & Pocheville, A. (2014). Inheritance is where physiology meets evolution. J Physiol, 592, 2307–2317.
Longo, G., Montévil, M., & Pocheville, A. (2014). L’incompressible complexité du réel et la construction évolutive du simple. Retrieved from
Pocheville, A., & Montévil, M. (2014). Ecological Models for Gene Therapy. I. Models for Intraorganismal Ecology. Biol Theory, 9, 401–413.
Pocheville, A., Montévil, M., & Ferrière, R. (2014). Ecological Models for Gene Therapy. II. Niche Construction, Nongenetic Inheritance, and Ecosystem Perturbations. Biol Theory, 9, 414–422.


Vallat, L., Kemper, C., Jung, N., Maumy-Bertrand, M., Bertrand, F., Meyer, N., … Bahram, S. (2013). Reverse-engineering the genetic circuitry of a cancer cell with predicted intervention in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. PNAS, 110, 459–464.