The Consequences of Biological and Behavioural Diversity

The Centre for Biological Diversity addresses the consequences of biodiversity at the interface between ecology and evolution. The ecological consequences of biodiversity are considered in terms of processes such as pollination biology, niche construction, and invasion biology.

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Prof. Kevin Laland
Dr. Susan Healy
Prof. Pat Willmer

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Key Publications

10 (of 276 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for knl1 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Niche construction affects the variability and strength of natural selection Andrew D. Clark, Dominik Deffner, Kevin Neville Laland, John Odling-Smee, John Endler
American Naturalist 2020 vol. 195 pp. 16-30
Young birds switch but old birds lead Thomas Oudman, Kevin Neville Laland, Graeme Douglas Ruxton, Ingunn Tombre, Paul Shimmings, Jouke Prop
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2020 vol. 7
A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae) Michael Munro Webster, Gabor Herczeg, Jun Kitano, Riva Jyoti Riley, Sean Rogers, Michael D. Shapiro, Takahito Shikano, Kevin Neville Laland
Royal Society Open Science 2019 vol. 6
Evolutionary causation Tobias Uller, Kevin Neville Laland
2019
Social learning strategies regulate the wisdom and madness of interactive crowds Wataru Toyokawa, Kevin Neville Laland
Nature Human Behaviour 2019 vol. 3 pp. 183-193
Social transmission favours the ‘morally good’ over the ‘merely arousing’ Joe Stubbersfield, Lewis Dean, Sana Sheikh, Kevin Neville Laland, Catharine Penelope Cross
Palgrave Communications 2019 vol. 5
Some topics in theoretical population genetics Lee Altenberg, Nicole Creanza, Laurel Fogarty, Lilach Hadany, Oren Kolodny, Kevin Neville Laland, Laurent Lehmann, Sarah P. Otto, Noah A. Rosenberg, Jeremy Van Cleve, John Wakeley
Theoretical Population Biology 2019 vol. 129 pp. 4-8
The reach of gene-culture coevolution in animals Hal Whitehead, Kevin Neville Laland, Luke Edward Rendell, Rose Thorogood, Andrew Whiten
Nature Communications 2019 vol. 10