Evolution of extra-genetic inheritance: a life-cycle perspective
Led by Rufus Johnstone & Bram Kuijper
This theoretical project investigates three mechanisms of inclusive inheritance: (i) social transmission (exploring how social learning and teaching changes across the life-cycle), (ii) epigenetic inheritance (investigating how maternal investment and resource transmission impacts on subsequent health and development), and (iii) ecological inheritance (considering how environmental modulation and niche construction generate group differences in behaviour).
- Conceptual issues
- Evolutionary innovations
- Inclusive inheritance
- Evolutionary diversification