James Wu is a PhD student who is broadly interested in diversity–stability relationships in human societies. He was born in Toronto, Canada, and later studied in Taiwan, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Life Science and Master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at National Taiwan University. At IRES, James is co-supervised by Professor Jiaying Zhao and Claire Kremen. His research focuses on applying tools from ecology, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science to examine how increasing diversity affects multicultural societies, and what can be done to make them more sustainable. Outside of school, James enjoys music composition, reading, and hiking.