Alexandra Alvergne

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Personality and reproductive success in a high-fertility human population
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:11745-50. 2010
  2. pmc Social transmission and the spread of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e22515. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Fertility, parental investment, and the early adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, WC1H 0BW, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 25:107-15. 2013
  4. pmc The life-history trade-off between fertility and child survival
    David W Lawson
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4755-64. 2012
  5. pmc Female reproductive competition within families in rural Gambia
    Ruth Mace
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2219-27. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:171-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Personality and reproductive success in a high-fertility human population
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:11745-50. 2010
    ..These results have implications for the consideration of alternative adaptive hypotheses in the current debate on the maintenance of personality differences and the role of individual factors in fertility patterns in contemporary humans...
  2. pmc Social transmission and the spread of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e22515. 2011
    ..Our study has broad implications for understanding the processes that initiate transitions to low fertility and the uptake of birth control technologies in the developing world...
  3. doi request reprint Fertility, parental investment, and the early adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, WC1H 0BW, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 25:107-15. 2013
    ..Here, using data from the same population, we investigate the possibility that early contraceptive uptake is best understood as a manipulation of parental investment in response to local environmental change...
  4. pmc The life-history trade-off between fertility and child survival
    David W Lawson
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4755-64. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Female reproductive competition within families in rural Gambia
    Ruth Mace
    Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2219-27. 2012
    ..We argue that cultural norms surrounding residence and marriage are themselves cultural adaptations to reduce reproductive conflict between generations in human families...
  6. doi request reprint Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?
    Alexandra Alvergne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:171-9. 2010
    ..Here, we review support for such conclusions and speculate on the consequences of pill-induced choice of otherwise less-preferred partners for relationship satisfaction, durability and, ultimately, reproductive outcomes...