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The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies

Objectif

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.

Appel à propositions

ERC-2011-ADG_20110310
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Régime de financement

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Institution d’accueil

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Adresse
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 2 497 442,80
Chercheur principal
Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)
Contact administratif
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Bénéficiaires (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 2 497 442,80
Adresse
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Chercheur principal
Timothy Hugh Clutton-Brock (Prof.)
Contact administratif
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)