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The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies

The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies

Objective

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.
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Principal Investigator

Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Address

Trinity Lane The Old Schools
Cb2 1tn Cambridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 497 442,80

Principal Investigator

Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

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THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 497 442,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 294494

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 497 442,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 442,80

Hosted by:

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom