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  • Detection vs selection: integration of genetic, epigenetic and environmental cues in fluctuating environments 

    McNamara, JM; Dall, SRX; Hammerstein, P; Leimar, O (Wiley: 12 months, 2016-09-06)
    There are many inputs during development that influence an organism's fit to current or upcoming environments. These include genetic effects, transgenerational epigenetic influences, environmental cues and developmental ...
  • The evolution of individual and cultural variation in social learning 

    Mesoudi, A; Chang, L; Dall, SRX; Thornton, A (Elsevier, 2016)
    It is often assumed in experiments and models that social learning abilities – how often individuals copy others, plus who and how they copy – are species-typical. Yet there is accruing evidence for systematic individual ...
  • An evolutionary ecology of individual differences 

    Dall, SRX; Bell, AM; Bolnick, DI; Ratnieks, FLW (2012)
    Individuals often differ in what they do. This has been recognised since antiquity. Nevertheless, the ecological and evolutionary significance of such variation is attracting widespread interest, which is burgeoning to an ...
  • Fundamental Problems with the Cooperative Breeding Hypothesis. A reply to Burkart & Van Schaik 

    Thornton, A; McAuliffe, K; Dall, SRX; Fernandez-Duque, E; Garber, PA; Young, AJ (Wiley, 2016-05-24)
    The cooperative breeding hypothesis (CBH) states that cooperative breeding, a social system in which group members help to rear offspring that are not their own, has important socio-cognitive consequences. Thornton & ...
  • Genes as cues of relatedness and social evolution in heterogeneous environments 

    Leimar, O; Dall, SRX; Hammerstein, P; McNamara, JM (Public Library of Science, 2016-06-24)
    There are many situations where relatives interact while at the same time there is genetic polymorphism in traits influencing survival and reproduction. Examples include cheater-cooperator polymorphism and polymorphic ...
  • Habitat stability, predation risk and ‘memory syndromes’ 

    Dalesman, S; Rendle, A; Dall, SRX (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-05-27)
    Habitat stability and predation pressure are thought to be major drivers in the evolutionary maintenance of behavioural syndromes, with trait covariance only occurring within specific habitats. However, animals also exhibit ...
  • Individuals that are consistent in risk-taking benefit during collective foraging 

    Ioannou, CC; Dall, SRX (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-09-27)
    It is well established that living in groups helps animals avoid predation and locate resources, but maintaining a group requires collective coordination, which can be difficult when individuals differ from one another. ...
  • Marine mammal behavior: a review of conservation implications 

    Brakes, P; Dall, SRX (Frontiers Media, 2016-05-19)
    The three orders which comprise the extant marine mammals exhibit a wide range of behaviors, varying social structures and differences in social information use. Human impacts on marine mammals and their environments are ...
  • A quantitative analysis of objective feather color assessment: measurements in the lab do not reflect true plumage color 

    Vaquero-Alba, I; McGowan, A; Pincheira-Donoso, D; Evans, MR; Dall, SRX (Central Ornithology Publication Office, 2016-04-06)
    An important driver of the evolution of animal coloration is sexual selection operating on traits that are used to transmit information to rivals and potential mates, which has a major impact on fitness. Reflectance ...
  • Towards a behavioural ecology of obesity 

    Higginson, AD; McNamara, JM; Dall, SRX (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2016)
    Addressing the obesity epidemic depends on a holistic understanding of the reasons that people become and maintain excessive fat. Theories about the causes of obesity usually focus proximately or evoke evolutionary mismatches, ...
  • Variation in Decision Making 

    Dall, SRX; Gosling, SD; Brown, GD; Dingemanse, N; Erev, I; Kocher, M; Schulz, L; Todd, PM; Weissing, FJ; Wolf, M (MIT Press, 2012)
    Variation in how organisms allocate their behavior over their lifetimes is key to determining Darwinian fitness, and thus the evolution of human and non-human decision making. In this chapter, we explore how decision making ...