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The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies

Objetivo

The aim of this project is to understand the distribution and evolution of cooperative behaviour and social organisation in mammals. One component of the project will focus on interspecific differences and will use a recently developed, gene-based phylogeny to reconstruct the evolution of social organisation and cooperative behaviour while a second will use detailed studies of two mammals where cooperation is highly developed (Kalahari meerkats and Damaraland mole-rats) to investigate the causes and consequences of individual differences in cooperative behaviour and the mechanisms that affect them. The project will provide insight into the evolution of animal societies and the origins of human social behaviour.

Convocatoria de propuestas

ERC-2011-ADG_20110310
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Régimen de financiación

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Institución de acogida

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Dirección
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 2 497 442,80
Investigador principal
Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)
Contacto administrativo
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Beneficiarios (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 2 497 442,80
Dirección
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Investigador principal
Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)
Contacto administrativo
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)