Project 11
Evolution of extra-genetic inheritance: a life-cycle perspective

Led by Rufus Johnstone & Bram Kuijper


kittiwake and chicks


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 behavior).


Blog posts

The evolution of anti-teaching
Allen J. 29 Nov 2018.


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