Affiliation: University College London
- Personality and reproductive success in a high-fertility human populationAlexandra 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...
- Social transmission and the spread of modern contraception in rural EthiopiaAlexandra 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...
- Fertility, parental investment, and the early adoption of modern contraception in rural EthiopiaAlexandra 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...
- The life-history trade-off between fertility and child survivalDavid W Lawson
Department of Anthropology, University College London, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW, UK
Proc Biol Sci 279:4755-64. 2012....
- Female reproductive competition within families in rural GambiaRuth 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...
- Ecological variation in wealth-fertility relationships in Mongolia: the 'central theoretical problem of sociobiology' not a problem after all?Alexandra Alvergne
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford University, Oxford OX2 6PE, UK Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK Harris Manchester College, Oxford OX1 3TD, UK
Proc Biol Sci 281:20141733. 2014..The results support the view that selection favoured mechanisms that respond to opportunities for status enhancement rather than fertility maximization. ..
- 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...