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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10 (of 281 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for knl1 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Understanding Human Cognitive Uniqueness Kevin Neville Laland, Amanda Madeleine Seed
Annual Review of Psychology 2021 vol. 72 pp. 689-716
Flexible learning, rather than inveterate innovation or copying, drives cumulative knowledge gain Ned Gulley, Kevin Neville Laland, Luke Edward Rendell
Science Advances 2020 vol. 6
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
Racism in academia, and why the 'little things' matter Kevin Neville Laland
Nature 2020 vol. 584 pp. 653-654
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