David Raubenheimer is Professor in nutritional ecology at the University of Sydney. His research applies theory from ecology and evolution to understand how animals adapt to the foods and diets available to them. The many species that he has studied, both in the laboratory and the wild, have shown one thing in common: an ability to choose foods that provide nutritionally balanced diets.
In collaboration with Prof. Simpson, he is applying nutritional ecology to develop a new framework for human nutrition. Their new approach provides a unique method to unify observations from many fields and better understand how nutrients, foods, and diets interact to affect health and disease in humans.