Category Archives: Behavioural ecology

New research paper about cooperation in groups of Saami reindeer herders

Originally posted on The Tangled Woof of Fact:
People rely on one another in fundamental ways, but cooperation in groups can be fragile. Every day, we face tensions between acting in a socially responsible manner and following our own self-interest.…

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Workshop in Tromsø February 18

In connection with the project “The Erosion of Cooperative Networks and the Evolution of Social Hierarchies: A Comparative Approach” and NIKU‘s 20th anniversary,  a workshop will be arranged on Wednesday 18th of February in Tromsø, Norway. Time: Wednesday February 18 … Continue reading

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HIERARCHIES: New research project from the Research Council of Norway

Last week I got the news that I got a 4 year research grant funded by the Research Council of Norway.

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Risk-sensitive reproductive allocation: fitness consequences of body mass losses in two contrasting environments

Just got a paper published in Ecology and Evolution. It is basically about reindeer life history and risk sensitivity.

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My latest publication

A bit earlier this year I got a paper published in Evolution and Human Behavior. In general, the paper investigates how pastoral slaughter strategies are shaped in the reindeer husbandry in Norway. From a governmental point of view, the reindeer … Continue reading

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London trip: the 2012 LERN debate

On the last day we attended the LERN debate at UCL. The topic of the debate was Ernst Mayr’s distinction between proximate and ultimate explanations of behaviour and the notion discussed was:

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