Rolf Kümmerli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Patterns of split sex ratio in ants have multiple evolutionary causes based on different within-colony conflicts
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Biol Lett 5:713-6. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Contrasting population genetic structure for workers and queens in the putatively unicolonial ant Formica exsecta
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:4493-503. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of a cooperative behaviour in bacteria
    R Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Food Microbiology Research Group, University of Ulster, UK
    J Evol Biol 22:589-98. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Patterns of infant handling and relatedness in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) on Gibraltar
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Primates 49:271-82. 2008
  5. pmc Experimental manipulation of queen number affects colony sex ratio investment in the highly polygynous ant Formica exsecta
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biology Building, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1789-94. 2005
  6. pmc Switching between apparently redundant iron-uptake mechanisms benefits bacteria in changeable environments
    Zoé Dumas
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131055. 2013
  7. pmc Sham nepotism as a result of intrinsic differences in brood viability in ants
    Barbara Holzer
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2049-52. 2006
  8. pmc Resistance to extreme strategies, rather than prosocial preferences, can explain human cooperation in public goods games
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10125-30. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Limited dispersal, budding dispersal, and cooperation: an experimental study
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:939-49. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Social evolution: this microbe will self-destruct
    Andy Gardner
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R1021-3. 2008

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Patterns of split sex ratio in ants have multiple evolutionary causes based on different within-colony conflicts
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Biol Lett 5:713-6. 2009
    ..We show that each split sex-ratio type arises due to a different combination of factors determining colony kin structure, queen or worker control over sex ratio and the type of conflict between colony members...
  2. ncbi request reprint Contrasting population genetic structure for workers and queens in the putatively unicolonial ant Formica exsecta
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:4493-503. 2007
    ..This highlights the need to consider the relevant geographical scale when investigating the role of inclusive fitness as a selective force maintaining reproductive altruism...
  3. doi request reprint Phenotypic plasticity of a cooperative behaviour in bacteria
    R Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Food Microbiology Research Group, University of Ulster, UK
    J Evol Biol 22:589-98. 2009
    ..Our study demonstrates that phenotypic plasticity in a cooperative trait as a response to changes in the environment occurs in even the simplest of organisms, a bacterium...
  4. doi request reprint Patterns of infant handling and relatedness in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) on Gibraltar
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Primates 49:271-82. 2008
    ..We further discuss the observed above-average relatedness values between infant handlers and the infant's mother in the light of kin-selection theory...
  5. pmc Experimental manipulation of queen number affects colony sex ratio investment in the highly polygynous ant Formica exsecta
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biology Building, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1789-94. 2005
    ..These results provide the first experimental evidence for the queen-replenishment hypothesis, which might account for sex ratio specialization in many highly polygynous ant species...
  6. pmc Switching between apparently redundant iron-uptake mechanisms benefits bacteria in changeable environments
    Zoé Dumas
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131055. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Sham nepotism as a result of intrinsic differences in brood viability in ants
    Barbara Holzer
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2049-52. 2006
    ..Hence, our findings support the view that nepotism remains elusive in social insects and emphasize the need for further controlled experiments...
  8. pmc Resistance to extreme strategies, rather than prosocial preferences, can explain human cooperation in public goods games
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10125-30. 2010
    ..More generally, our results illustrate the caution that must be exercised when interpreting the evolutionary implications of economic experiments, especially the absolute level of cooperation in a particular treatment...
  9. doi request reprint Limited dispersal, budding dispersal, and cooperation: an experimental study
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Evolution 63:939-49. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Social evolution: this microbe will self-destruct
    Andy Gardner
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R1021-3. 2008
    ..Phenotypic noise and social evolution in microbes have recently attracted huge interdisciplinary interest. A new study highlights the interaction between these phenomena and its implications for self-destructive cooperation...
  11. pmc Human cooperation in social dilemmas: comparing the Snowdrift game with the Prisoner's Dilemma
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2965-70. 2007
    ..In addition, the ISD seems to reflect the social dilemma more realistically than the IPD because individuals obtain immediate direct benefits from the cooperative acts they perform and costs of cooperation are shared between cooperators...
  12. pmc Viscous medium promotes cooperation in the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3531-8. 2009
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  13. pmc Molecular and regulatory properties of a public good shape the evolution of cooperation
    Rolf Kümmerli
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18921-6. 2010
    ..These findings show how molecular properties of cooperative acts can shape the costs and benefits of cooperation...