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Effects of group dynamics on selection, development and demography in cooperative vertebrates

Publications

Two decades of tuberculosis surveillance reveal disease spread, high levels of exposure and mortality and marked variation in disease progression in wild meerkats

Author(s): Müller-Klein, N., Risely, A., Schmid, D. W., Manser, M., Clutton-Brock, T. and Sommer, S.
Published in: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2022, Page(s) 3274-3284, ISSN 1865-1674
Publisher: Blackwell-Wiss.-Verl
DOI: 10.1111/tbed.14679

Effect of group size and experience on the ontogeny of sentinel calling behaviour in meerkats

Author(s): Ramona Rauber, Marta B. Manser
Published in: Animal Behaviour, Issue 171, 2021, Page(s) 129-138, ISSN 0003-3472
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.11.014

Environmental effects rather than relatedness determine gut microbiome similarity in a social mammal

Author(s): Bensch, H.M., Lundin, D., Tolf, C., Waldenström, J. and Zöttl, M.
Published in: Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2023, ISSN 1420-9101
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.14208

Potential use of a magnetic compass during long-distance dispersal in a subterranean rodent

Author(s): Kyle T Finn
Published in: Journal of Mammalogy, Issue 102/1, 2021, Page(s) 250-257, ISSN 0022-2372
Publisher: American Society of Mammalogists
DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyaa163

Group size and social status affect scent marking in dispersing female meerkats

Author(s): Morales-Gonzalez, A., Ruiz-Villar, H., Ozgul, A., Maag, N. and Cozzi, G.
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, 2019, Page(s) 1602-1610, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz124

Testing the acoustic adaptation hypothesis with vocalizations from three mongoose species.

Author(s): Arasco, A.G., Manser, M., Watson, S.K., Kyabulima, S., Radford, A.N., Cant, M.A. and Garcia, M.
Published in: Animal Behaviour, 2022, ISSN 0003-3472
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.02.016

Diurnal oscillations in gut bacterial load and composition eclipse seasonal and lifetime dynamics in wild meerkats.

Author(s): Risely, A., Wilhelm, K., Clutton-Brock, T., Manser, M.B. and Sommer, S.
Published in: Nature Communications, 2021, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26298-5

Microbial transmission in animal social networks and the social microbiome

Author(s): Amar Sarkar, Siobhán Harty, Katerina V.-A. Johnson, Andrew H. Moeller, Elizabeth A. Archie, Laura D. Schell, Rachel N. Carmody, Timothy H. Clutton-Brock, Robin I. M. Dunbar, Philip W. J. Burnet
Published in: Nature Ecology & Evolution, Issue 4/8, 2020, Page(s) 1020-1035, ISSN 2397-334X
Publisher: Springer Nature Limited
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1220-8

Characterizing tuberculosis progression in wild meerkats (Suricata suricatta) from fecal samples and clinical signs

Author(s): Josephine Donadio; Alice Risely; Nadine Müller-Klein; Kerstin Wilhelm; Tim Clutton-Brock; Marta B. Manser; Simone Sommer
Published in: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2022, ISSN 0090-3558
Publisher: Wildlife Disease Association
DOI: 10.7589/jwd-d-21-00063

Damaraland mole-rats do not rely on helpers for reproduction or survival

Author(s): Jack Thorley Hanna M Bensch Kyle Finn Tim Clutton-Brock Markus Zöttl
Published in: Evolution Letters, 2023, Page(s) 203-215, ISSN 2056-3744
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1093/evlett/qrad023

Odour-based social recognition in Damaraland mole-rats Fukomys damarensis.

Author(s): Leedale, A., Thorley, J. and Clutton-Brock, T.
Published in: Animal Behaviour, 2021, ISSN 0003-3472
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.06.019

Decline and fall: The causes of group failure in cooperatively breeding meerkats

Author(s): Chris Duncan, Marta B. Manser, Tim Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Ecology and Evolution, 2021, ISSN 2045-7758
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7655

Dominance loss and tenure maintenance in Kalahari meerkats

Author(s): Duncan, C Thorley, J Manser, M B Clutton-Brock, T
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, 2023, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arad066

Gut microbiota individuality is contingent on temporal scale and age in wild meerkats

Author(s): Risely, A., Schmid, D. W., Müller-Klein, N., Wilhelm, K., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Manser, M. B. and Sommer, S.
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2022, ISSN 0370-1662
Publisher: The Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2022.0609

Supporting materials: text, tables and figures from Group size increases inequality in cooperative behaviour

Author(s): Rotics, Shay; Clutton-Brock, Tim
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2021, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13709923

Behavioural compass: animal behaviour recognition using magnetometers

Author(s): Pritish Chakravarty, Maiki Maalberg, Gabriele Cozzi, Arpat Ozgul, Kamiar Aminian
Published in: Movement Ecology, Issue 7/1, 2019, ISSN 2051-3933
Publisher: BMC Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1186/s40462-019-0172-6

Meerkat helpers buffer the detrimental effects of adverse environmental conditions on fecundity, growth and survival

Author(s): Frank Groenewoud, Tim Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, 2020, ISSN 0021-8790
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13396

Contributions of genetic and nongenetic sources to variation in cooperative behavior in a cooperative mammal

Author(s): Thomas M. Houslay, Johanna F. Nielsen, Tim H. Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Evolution, 2021, ISSN 0014-3820
Publisher: Society for the Study of Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.14383

Correcting a bias in the computation of behavioural time budgets that are based on supervised learning

Author(s): Yehezkel S. Resheff; Hanna M. Bensch; Markus Zöttl; Shay Rotics
Published in: Methods in Ecology and Evoution, 2022, ISSN 2041-210X
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.17863/cam.83869

A novel biomechanical approach for animal behaviour recognition using accelerometers

Author(s): Chakravarty, P., Cozzi, G., Ozgul, A., & Aminian, K.
Published in: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2019, Page(s) 802-814, ISSN 2041-210X
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.13172

Genetic variance in fitness indicates rapid contemporary adaptive evolution in wild animals.

Author(s): Bonnet, T., Morrissey, M. B., de Villemereuil, P. Alberts, S. C., Arcese, P., Bailey, L., Boutin, S., Brekke, P., Brent, L. J. N., Camenisch, G., Charmantier, A., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Cockburn, A., Coltman, D. W., Courtiol, A., Davidian, E., Evans, S. R., Ewen, J. G., Festa-Bianchet, M., de Franceschi, C., Gustafsson, L., Höner, O. P., Houslay, T. M., Keller, L. F., Manser, M., McAdam, A. G.,
Published in: Science, Issue 376, 2022, Page(s) 1012-1016, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abk0853

Climate change drives loss of bacterial gut mutualists at the expense of host survival in wild meerkats.

Author(s): Risely, A., Müller-Klein, N., Schmid, D. W., Wilhelm, K., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Manser, M. B. and Sommer, S.
Published in: Global Change Biology, Issue 29, 2023, Page(s) 5816-5828, ISSN 1354-1013
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16877

Subterranean life-style does not limit long distance dispersal in African mole-rats

Author(s): Finn, K.T., Thorley, J., Bensch, H.M. and Zöttl, M.
Published in: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2022, ISSN 1540-9295
Publisher: Ecological Society of America
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.879014

Deferred benefits of dominance for natal males in a cooperative breeder.

Author(s): Spence-Jones, H C., Brehmn, A M., Cram, D., Gaynor, D., Manser, M M and Clutton-Brock, T H.
Published in: Journal of Zoology, Issue 09528369, 2021, Page(s) 236-245, ISSN 0952-8369
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12918

Monotocy and the evolution of plural breeding in mammals

Author(s): Dieter Lukas, Tim Clutton-Brock
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue 31/4, 2020, Page(s) 943-949, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa039

Dispersal decreases survival but increases reproductive opportunities for subordinates in a cooperative breeder.

Author(s): Maag, N., Paniw, M., Cozzi, G., Manser, M., Clutton-Brock, T. and Ozgul, A.
Published in: American Naturalist, 2022, ISSN 0003-0147
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
DOI: 10.1086/719029

R code for Demographic consequences of changing environmental periodicity

Author(s): Conquet, Eva; Ozgul, Arpat; Blumstein, Daniel T.; Armitage, Kenneth B.; Oli, Madan K.; Martin, Julien G. A.; Clutton-Brock, Tim H.; Paniw, Maria
Published in: Ecology, 2023, ISSN 0012-9658
Publisher: Ecological Society of America
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3894

Higher temperature extremes exacerbate negative disease effects in a social mammal.

Author(s): Paniw, M., Duncan, C., Groenewoud, F., Drewe, J. A., Manser, M., Ozgul, A. and Clutton-Bock, T.
Published in: Nature Climate Change, 2022, ISSN 1758-678X
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-022-01284-x

The case for extended lifespan in cooperatively breeding mammals: a re-appraisal

Author(s): Thorley, J
Published in: PeerJ, 2020, Page(s) e9214, ISSN 2167-8359
Publisher: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9214

Oxidative costs of cooperation in cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats

Author(s): Rute Mendonça, Philippe Vullioud, Nathan Katlein, Armelle Vallat, Gaétan Glauser, Nigel C. Bennett, Fabrice Helfenstein
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 287/1934, 2020, Page(s) 20201023, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1023

Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes: captivity changes the gut microbiota composition and diversity in a social subterranean rodent.

Author(s): Bensch, H.M., Tolf, C., Waldenström, J., Lundin, D. and Zottl, M.
Published in: Animal Microbiome, 2023, Page(s) 5: 9, ISSN 2524-4671
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1186/s42523-023-00231-1

Life history responses of meerkats to seasonal changes in extreme environments

Author(s): Maria Paniw, Nino Maag, Gabriele Cozzi, Tim Clutton-Brock, Arpat Ozgul
Published in: Science, Issue 363/6427, 2019, Page(s) 631-635, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5905

Cost of dispersal in a social mammal: body mass loss and increased stress

Author(s): Nino Maag, Gabriele Cozzi, Andrew Bateman, Michael Heistermann, André Ganswindt, Marta Manser, Tim Clutton-Brock, Arpat Ozgul
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 286/1896, 2019, Page(s) 20190033, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0033

The Evolution of Indiscriminate Altruism in a Cooperatively Breeding Mammal

Author(s): Chris Duncan, David Gaynor, Tim Clutton-Brock, Mark Dyble
Published in: The American Naturalist, Issue 193/6, 2019, Page(s) 841-851, ISSN 0003-0147
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
DOI: 10.1086/703113

Effects of climate change on pup growth and survival in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat

Author(s): Tanja M. F. N. Van de Ven, Andrea Fuller, Tim H. Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Functional Ecology, Issue 34/1, 2019, Page(s) 194-202, ISSN 0269-8463
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13468

The development of individual differences in cooperative behaviour: maternal glucocorticoid hormones alter helping behaviour of offspring in wild meerkats

Author(s): Ben Dantzer, Constance Dubuc, Ines Braga Goncalves, Dominic L. Cram, Nigel C. Bennett, Andre Ganswindt, Michael Heistermann, Chris Duncan, David Gaynor, Tim H. Clutton-Brock
Published in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 374/1770, 2019, Page(s) 20180117, ISSN 0962-8436
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0117

Male immigration triggers increased growth in subordinate female meerkats

Author(s): Constance Dubuc, Tim H. Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Ecology and Evolution, Issue 9/3, 2018, Page(s) 1127-1134, ISSN 2045-7758
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4801

Long‐term movements and home‐range changes: Rapid territory shifts in meerkats

Author(s): Bart Kranstauber, Gabriella E. C. Gall, Tim Vink, Tim Clutton‐Brock, Marta B. Manser
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, 2019, ISSN 0021-8790
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13129

A unified-models analysis of the development of sexual size dimorphism in Damaraland mole-rats, Fukomys damarensis

Author(s): Jack Thorley, Tim H Clutton-Brock
Published in: Journal of Mammalogy, Issue 100/4, 2019, Page(s) 1374-1386, ISSN 0022-2372
Publisher: American Society of Mammalogists
DOI: 10.1093//jmammal/gyz082

Burrow usage patterns and decision-making in meerkat groups

Author(s): Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Tim Clutton-Brock, Marta B Manser
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, 2019, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz190

Sex‐independent senescence in a cooperatively breeding mammal

Author(s): Jack Thorley, Christopher Duncan, Stuart P Sharp, David Gaynor, Marta B Manser, Tim Clutton‐Brock
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, 2020, ISSN 0021-8790
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13173

Drought decreases cooperative sentinel behavior and affects vocal coordination in meerkats

Author(s): Ramona Rauber, Tim H Clutton-Brock, Marta B Manser
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue 30/6, 2019, Page(s) 1558-1566, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz112

Intergroup aggression in meerkats

Author(s): Mark Dyble, Thomas M. Houslay, Marta B. Manser, Tim Clutton-Brock
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 286/1917, 2019, Page(s) 20191993, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1993

Dispersal-induced social stress prolongs gestation in wild meerkats

Author(s): Nino Maag Gabriele Cozzi David Seager Marta Manser Anna Sickmüller Thomas B. Hildebrandt Tim Clutton-Brock Arpat Ozgul
Published in: Biology Letters, 2023, Page(s) 20230183, ISSN 1744-957X
Publisher: The Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2023.0183

Parity predicts allonursing in a cooperative breeder

Author(s): Morgane A A Brachet, Philippe Vullioud, Andre Ganswindt, Marta B Manser, Matthieu Keller, Tim H Clutton-Brock
Published in: Journal of Mammalogy, Issue 102/5, 2021, Page(s) 1365-1374, ISSN 0022-2372
Publisher: American Society of Mammalogists
DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyab084

Reproductive conflict resolution in cooperative breeders

Author(s): Dominic L Cram, Arne Jungwirth, Helen Spence-Jones, Tim Clutton-Brock
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue 30/6, 2019, Page(s) 1743-1750, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz143

Freeze-drying can replace cold-chains for transport and storage of fecal microbiome samples

Author(s): Bensch, H.M., Tolf, C., Waldenström, J., Lundin, D. and Zöttl, M.
Published in: PeerJ, 2022, ISSN 2167-8359
Publisher: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.13095

Seek and learn: Automated identification of microevents in animal behaviour using envelopes of acceleration data and machine learning

Author(s): Pritish Chakravarty, Gabriele Cozzi, Hooman Dejnabadi, Pierre‐Alexandre Léziart, Marta Manser, Arpat Ozgul, Kamiar Aminian
Published in: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2020, ISSN 2041-210X
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.13491

Turnover in male dominance offsets the positive effect of polygyny on within-group relatedness

Author(s): Dyble, M. and Clutton-Brock, T.H.
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, 2023, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arac121

Increases in glucocorticoids are sufficient but not necessary to increase cooperative burrowing in Damaraland mole-rats

Author(s): Vullioud, P., Mendonca, R., Glauser, G., Bennett, N., Zottle, M., Katlein, N., Leal, R., Fuerst, R. and Clutton-Brock, T.
Published in: Hormones and Behavior, 2021, ISSN 0018-506X
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.105034

Vocalization-associated respiration patterns: thermography-based monitoring and detection of preparation for calling

Author(s): Demartsev, V., Manser, M. B. and Tattersall, G. J.
Published in: Journal of Experimental Biology, 2022, ISSN 0022-0949
Publisher: The Company of Biologists Ltd.
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.243474

Combining accelerometry with allometry for estimating daily energy expenditure in joules when in-lab calibration is unavailable.

Author(s): Chakravarty, P., Cozzi, G., Scantlebury, D.M., Ozgul, A. and Aminian, K.
Published in: Movement Ecology, Issue 11, 2023, Page(s) 29, ISSN 2051-3933
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1186/s40462-023-00395-0

Behavioural change during dispersal and its relationship to survival and reproduction in a cooperative breeder

Author(s): Natasha D. Harrison, Nino Maag, Paul J. Haverkamp, André Ganswindt, Marta B. Manser, Tim H. Clutton‐Brock, Arpat Ozgul, Gabriele Cozzi
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, 2021, ISSN 0021-8790
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13569

Disentangling influence over group speed and direction reveals multiple patterns of influence in moving meerkat groups

Author(s): Averly, B., Sridhar, V.H., Demartsev, V., Gall, G., Manser, M. and Strandburg-Purshkin, A.
Published in: NatureScientific Reports, 2022, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-17259-z

Group size increases inequality in cooperative behaviour

Author(s): Shay Rotics, Tim Clutton-Brock
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 288/1945, 2021, Page(s) 20202104, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2104

Benefits of cooperation in captive Damaraland mole-rats

Author(s): Thomas M Houslay, Philippe Vullioud, Markus Zöttl, Tim H Clutton-Brock
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue 31/3, 2020, Page(s) 711-718, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa015

Contrasts in kinship structure in mammalian societies

Author(s): Mark Dyble, Tim H Clutton-Brock
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue 31/4, 2020, Page(s) 971-977, ISSN 1045-2249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa043

Social evolution in mammals

Author(s): Tim Clutton-Brock
Published in: Science, Issue 373/6561, 2021, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc9699

Pregnancy reduces concurrent pup-care behaviour in meerkats, generating differences between dominant and subordinate females

Author(s): Rotics, S., Groenewoud, F., Manser, M. and Clutton-Brock, T.
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, Issue 92, 2023, Page(s) 1431-1441, ISSN 0021-8790
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13963

Call order within vocal sequences of meerkats contains temporary contextual and individual information

Author(s): Rauber, R., Kranstauber, B., & Manser, M. B.
Published in: BMC Biology, 2020, ISSN 1741-7007
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-020-00847-8

Morphological and genomic shifts in mole-rat ‘queens’ increase fecundity but reduce skeletal integrity

Author(s): Rachel A Johnston, Philippe Vullioud, Jack Thorley, Henry Kirveslahti, Leyao Shen, Sayan Mukherjee, Courtney M Karner, Tim Clutton-Brock, Jenny Tung
Published in: eLife, Issue 10, 2021, Page(s) e65760, ISSN 2050-084X
Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications
DOI: 10.7554/elife.65760

Breeders are less active foragers than non-breeders in wild Damaraland mole-rats

Author(s): Yannick Francioli, Jack Thorley, Kyle Finn, Tim Clutton-Brock, Markus Zöttl
Published in: Biology Letters, Issue 16/10, 2020, Page(s) 20200475, ISSN 1744-9561
Publisher: The Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0475

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