T H Clutton-Brock

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breeding together: kin selection and mutualism in cooperative vertebrates
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 296:69-72. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Evolution and development of sex differences in cooperative behavior in meerkats
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 297:253-6. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in emigration and mortality affect optimal management of deer populations
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 415:633-7. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of helpers on juvenile development and survival in meerkats
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 293:2446-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Cooperation, control, and concession in meerkat groups
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 291:478-81. 2001
  6. pmc Paternity loss in contrasting mammalian societies
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Biol Lett 2:513-6. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Selfish sentinels in cooperative mammals
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 284:1640-4. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Population density affects sex ratio variation in red deer
    L E Kruuk
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Nature 399:459-61. 1999
  9. pmc Individual contributions to babysitting in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:301-5. 2000
  10. pmc Comparative ungulate dynamics: the devil is in the detail
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1285-98. 2002

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Breeding together: kin selection and mutualism in cooperative vertebrates
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 296:69-72. 2002
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  2. ncbi request reprint Evolution and development of sex differences in cooperative behavior in meerkats
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 297:253-6. 2002
    ..These findings support the view that direct, mutualistic benefits are important in the evolution of specialized cooperative behavior...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in emigration and mortality affect optimal management of deer populations
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 415:633-7. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of helpers on juvenile development and survival in meerkats
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 293:2446-9. 2001
    ..These results suggest that the effects of helpers on the fitness of pups extend beyond weaning and that helpers may gain direct as well as indirect benefits by feeding pups...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cooperation, control, and concession in meerkat groups
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 291:478-81. 2001
    ....
  6. pmc Paternity loss in contrasting mammalian societies
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Biol Lett 2:513-6. 2006
    ..Recent genetic analyses show that, in social mammals, loss of paternity by breeding males varies with strategies of mate guarding rather than with the degree of polygyny...
  7. ncbi request reprint Selfish sentinels in cooperative mammals
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 284:1640-4. 1999
    ..Though individuals seldom take successive guarding bouts, there is no regular rota, and the provision of food increases contributions to guarding and reduces the latency between bouts by the same individual...
  8. ncbi request reprint Population density affects sex ratio variation in red deer
    L E Kruuk
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Nature 399:459-61. 1999
    ..Comparison with other ungulate studies indicates that positive associations between maternal quality and the proportion of male offspring born have only been documented in populations below carrying capacity...
  9. pmc Individual contributions to babysitting in a cooperative mongoose, Suricata suricatta
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:301-5. 2000
    ..Provision of food to some group members raises the contributions of individuals to babysitting. We discuss the implications of these results for evolutionary explanations of cooperative behaviour...
  10. pmc Comparative ungulate dynamics: the devil is in the detail
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 357:1285-98. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 444:1065-8. 2006
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  12. pmc Heritability of fitness in a wild mammal population
    L E Kruuk
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:698-703. 2000
    ..Finally, there were significant maternal effects in a range of traits, particularly for females...
  13. ncbi request reprint Estimating selection on neonatal traits in red deer using elasticity path analysis
    T Coulson
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 57:2879-92. 2003
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  14. pmc Cost minimization by helpers in cooperative vertebrates
    A F Russell
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:3333-8. 2003
    ..These results provide a unique demonstration that despite significant short-term costs, helpers, like breeders, are able to reduce the fitness consequences of these costs through behavioral modifications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Red deer stocks in the Highlands of Scotland
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 429:261-2. 2004
    ..Although there would be environmental benefits in reducing deer numbers, there is an equal need to reduce the numbers of hill sheep in many parts of the Highlands...
  16. pmc Infanticide and expulsion of females in a cooperative mammal
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 265:2291-5. 1998
    ..Female helpers initially resist expulsion and repeatedly attempt to return to their natal group, indicating that it is unlikely that dominant females need to grant them reproductive concessions to retain them in the group...
  17. ncbi request reprint Social structure mediates environmental effects on group size in an obligate cooperative breeder, Suricata suricatta
    A W Bateman
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ United Kingdom
    Ecology 94:587-97. 2013
    ..We discuss the implications of our findings for the population dynamics of cooperative breeders and population dynamics generally...
  18. doi request reprint The evolution of social philopatry and dispersal in female mammals
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:472-92. 2012
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  19. doi request reprint Competition, breeding success and ageing rates in female meerkats
    S P Sharp
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 24:1756-62. 2011
    ..We conclude that the intense intrasexual competition between females in cooperatively breeding groups may carry fitness costs over a longer period than is usually recognised...
  20. pmc Early determinants of lifetime reproductive success differ between the sexes in red deer
    L E Kruuk
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 266:1655-61. 1999
    ..Differences between the sexes in the effects of environmental and phenotypic variation on fitness may generate differences in the amount of heritable genetic variation underlying traits such as birthweight...
  21. pmc Density-related changes in sexual selection in red deer
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 264:1509-16. 1997
    ..These results support the contention that, where high population density is associated with a female-biased adult sex ratio, competition for mates is likely to decline...
  22. ncbi request reprint Fluctuating asymmetry in a secondary sexual trait: no associations with individual fitness, environmental stress or inbreeding, and no heritability
    L E B Kruuk
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 16:101-13. 2003
    ..Given the series of null results in our other tests, it seems likely that this was a direct mechanistic effect rather than because measures of FA were indicative of individual quality or condition...
  23. doi request reprint Mating strategies in dominant meerkats: evidence for extra-pair paternity in relation to genetic relatedness between pair mates
    S LeClaire
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 26:1499-507. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, extra-pair pups are not more heterozygous than within-pair pups. Whether females benefit from EPP in terms of increased fitness of the offspring, such as enhanced survival or growth, requires further investigations. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Why large-scale climate indices seem to predict ecological processes better than local weather
    T B Hallett
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Nature 430:71-5. 2004
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  25. pmc Sex differences in ageing in natural populations of vertebrates
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:3097-104. 2007
    ..Our results are consistent with the suggestion that sex differences in senescence in polygynous species are a consequence of weaker selection for longevity in males than females...
  26. doi request reprint Group structure, kinship, inbreeding risk and habitual female dispersal in plural-breeding mammals
    D Lukas
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 24:2624-30. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Determinants of reproductive success in dominant female meerkats
    Sarah J Hodge
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:92-102. 2008
    ..We suggest that similar consequences of competition may occur among females in other cooperative societies where the benefits of attaining dominance status are high...
  28. pmc Ecological correlates of extra-group paternity in mammals
    Kavita Isvaran
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:219-24. 2007
    ..Finally, EGP was not related to social mating system, suggesting that the opportunities for the extra-group fertilizations and the payoffs involved do not consistently vary with social mating system...
  29. pmc Stress and the suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperatively breeding meerkats
    Andrew J Young
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12005-10. 2006
    ..However, our findings raise the possibility that, in some cooperative breeders at least, dominants may employ stress-related suppression as a backup mechanism to guard against lapses in reproductive restraint by their subordinates...
  30. pmc Infanticide by subordinates influences reproductive sharing in cooperatively breeding meerkats
    Andrew J Young
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Biol Lett 2:385-7. 2006
    ..We discuss the broad implications of subordinates having a degree of control over reproductive sharing for future attempts to understand the distribution of reproduction in animal societies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection in males and females
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Science 318:1882-5. 2007
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  32. pmc Subordinate male meerkats prospect for extra-group paternity: alternative reproductive tactics in a cooperative mammal
    Andrew J Young
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1603-9. 2007
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  33. doi request reprint Cooperation between non-kin in animal societies
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB3 9EJ, UK
    Nature 462:51-7. 2009
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  34. ncbi request reprint Female mate choice in mammals
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Q Rev Biol 84:3-27. 2009
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  35. pmc Structure and function in mammalian societies
    Tim Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:3229-42. 2009
    ..As yet, there is little need to invoke group-level adaptations in order to account for the behaviour of individuals or the structure of mammalian groups...
  36. pmc Social competition and selection in males and females
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20130074. 2013
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  37. doi request reprint Selection and microevolution of coat pattern are cryptic in a wild population of sheep
    J Gratten
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:2977-90. 2012
    ..This highlights the importance of resolving the underlying genetic basis of phenotypic variation in explaining evolutionary dynamics...
  38. ncbi request reprint Consistent individual differences in cooperative behaviour in meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
    S English
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 23:1597-604. 2010
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  39. pmc The evolution of cooperative breeding through group augmentation
    H Kokko
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:187-96. 2001
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  40. ncbi request reprint Adaptive size modification by dominant female meerkats
    Andrew F Russell
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1600-7. 2004
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  41. ncbi request reprint Hormonal correlates of dominance in meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
    Anne A Carlson
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Horm Behav 46:141-50. 2004
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  42. doi request reprint The evolution of social monogamy in mammals
    D Lukas
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Science 341:526-30. 2013
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  43. ncbi request reprint Elevated prolactin levels immediately precede decisions to babysit by male meerkat helpers
    Anne A Carlson
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Horm Behav 50:94-100. 2006
    ..Together, these results lend significant weight to the idea that decisions to help in cooperative vertebrates have a hormonal basis, although different hormones appear to be associated with different types of care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cooperative personalities and social niche specialization in female meerkats
    A J Carter
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Evol Biol 27:815-25. 2014
    ..We suggest that female meerkats do not show social niche specialization resulting in cooperative personalities, but that they exhibit an adaptive response in personality at role acquisition. ..
  45. pmc Testing for genetic trade-offs between early- and late-life reproduction in a wild red deer population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:745-50. 2008
    ..Our results suggest rare support for the AP theory of ageing from a wild population...
  46. ncbi request reprint Estimating the functional form for the density dependence from life history data
    T Coulson
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Ecology 89:1661-74. 2008
    ..The simple method we develop has potential to provide substantial insight into the relative contributions of population and individual-level processes to the dynamics of populations in stochastic environments...
  47. pmc Helpers increase the reproductive potential of offspring in cooperative meerkats
    A F Russell
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:513-20. 2007
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  48. pmc Environmental coupling of selection and heritability limits evolution
    A J Wilson
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e216. 2006
    ..Assumptions of environmental constancy are likely to be violated in natural systems, and failure to acknowledge this may generate highly misleading expectations for phenotypic microevolution...
  49. ncbi request reprint Rapidly declining fine-scale spatial genetic structure in female red deer
    D H Nussey
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:3395-405. 2005
    ..We argue that both increasing female population size and decreasing polygyny could explain the decline in female population genetic structure...
  50. ncbi request reprint Dispersal, eviction, and conflict in meerkats (Suricata suricatta): an evolutionarily stable strategy model
    P A Stephens
    Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, P O Box 3166, Laramie, Wyoming 82071, USA
    Am Nat 165:120-35. 2005
    ..Our model is computationally intensive but provides a general framework for incorporating future changes in the size of multimember cooperative breeding groups...
  51. pmc The energetics of lactation in cooperatively breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta
    M Scantlebury
    Mammal Research Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2147-53. 2002
    ..These results indicate that helpers have beneficial energetic consequences for lactating mothers in an obligate cooperatively breeding mammal...
  52. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal gonadal steroid excretion in free-living male and female meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
    A M Moss
    Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 122:158-71. 2001
    ..The consistency in androgen excretion among male meerkats indicated that reproductive suppression may be mediated by behavioral (i.e., intermale aggression) rather than physiological (i.e., depressed spermatogenesis) mechanisms...
  53. pmc Estimating the prevalence of inbreeding from incomplete pedigrees
    T C Marshall
    Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1533-9. 2002
    ..Close and moderate inbreeding appear to be a routine part of breeding behaviour in these ruminant populations...