Arnaud Pocheville

Arnaud Pocheville

CNRS researcher

University of Toulouse


I am a theoretical biologist and a philosopher of science. My research centres around evolutionary biology, including topics such as the structure of evolutionary time and the notion of biological information.

I work as a CNRS researcher at the laboratory Évolution & Diversité Biologique, University of Toulouse. Before coming to Toulouse, I was a member of the Theory and Methods in Biosciences group and the Judith and David Coffey Life Lab, the University of Sydney. I also spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. My PhD was on the ecological niche concept, at the laboratory Ecology and Evolution, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

  • Philosophy
  • Evolution
  • Biological information
  • PhD in Theoretical Ecology, 2010

    École Normale Supérieure, Paris

  • Master in Philosophy and History of Science, 2006

    Université Paris 7

  • Master in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2004

    École Normale Supérieure & Université Paris 6

Recent Publications


Biological information and biological function
I will explore how semantic information can emerge from structural information.
Causal Foundations of Biological Information
The project aims at designing measures of biological information.