So, what have I done so far? Reflections on an academic career

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Back in 1994 I was completing my PhD in evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut when I was invited to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a job interview. As soon as I sat down with the interviewing panel I was asked the following question: “What do you think are your most important contributions to the field, so far?”