Susanne Shultz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Liverpool
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Chimpanzee and felid diet composition is influenced by prey brain size
    Susanne Shultz
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Biol Lett 2:505-8. 2006
  2. pmc Brain size and resource specialization predict long-term population trends in British birds
    Susanne Shultz
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2305-11. 2005
  3. pmc Both social and ecological factors predict ungulate brain size
    Susanne Shultz
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:207-15. 2006
  4. pmc A community-level evaluation of the impact of prey behavioural and ecological characteristics on predator diet composition
    Susanne Shultz
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:725-32. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution in the social brain
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 317:1344-7. 2007
  6. pmc The evolution of the social brain: anthropoid primates contrast with other vertebrates
    Susanne Shultz
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2429-36. 2007
  7. pmc Understanding primate brain evolution
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:649-58. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Finger length ratios (2D:4D) in anthropoids implicate reduced prenatal androgens in social bonding
    Emma Nelson
    School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, United Kingdom
    Am J Phys Anthropol 141:395-405. 2010
  9. pmc Digit ratios predict polygyny in early apes, Ardipithecus, Neanderthals and early modern humans but not in Australopithecus
    Emma Nelson
    School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Hartley Building, Brownlow Street, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1556-63. 2011
  10. pmc The consequences of crowned eagle central-place foraging on predation risk in monkeys
    Susanne Shultz
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biology, Nicholson Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1797-802. 2002

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Chimpanzee and felid diet composition is influenced by prey brain size
    Susanne Shultz
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Biol Lett 2:505-8. 2006
    ..Thus, we provide evidence for the hypothesis that brain size evolution is potentially driven by selection for more sophisticated and behaviourally flexible anti-predator strategies...
  2. pmc Brain size and resource specialization predict long-term population trends in British birds
    Susanne Shultz
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2305-11. 2005
    ..These results suggest that flexibility in resource use and behaviour are the most important characteristics for determining a species' ability to cope with large-scale habitat changes...
  3. pmc Both social and ecological factors predict ungulate brain size
    Susanne Shultz
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:207-15. 2006
    ....
  4. pmc A community-level evaluation of the impact of prey behavioural and ecological characteristics on predator diet composition
    Susanne Shultz
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:725-32. 2004
    ..These results reveal that it is necessary to consider anti-predator strategies in the context of a dynamic behavioural interaction between predators and prey...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution in the social brain
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 317:1344-7. 2007
    ..This may explain why primate sociality seems to be so different from that found in most other birds and mammals: Primate sociality is based on bonded relationships of a kind that are found only in pairbonds in other taxa...
  6. pmc The evolution of the social brain: anthropoid primates contrast with other vertebrates
    Susanne Shultz
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2429-36. 2007
    ....
  7. pmc Understanding primate brain evolution
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:649-58. 2007
    ..Finally, we consider the wider issue of how mammalian (and primate) brains evolve in order to localize the social effects...
  8. doi request reprint Finger length ratios (2D:4D) in anthropoids implicate reduced prenatal androgens in social bonding
    Emma Nelson
    School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, United Kingdom
    Am J Phys Anthropol 141:395-405. 2010
    ..Human ratios are intermediate between pair-bonded and more promiscuous hominoids. We propose that PAE may be involved in promoting species characteristic social behavior in anthropoids...
  9. pmc Digit ratios predict polygyny in early apes, Ardipithecus, Neanderthals and early modern humans but not in Australopithecus
    Emma Nelson
    School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Hartley Building, Brownlow Street, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1556-63. 2011
    ..Although speculative owing to small sample sizes, these results suggest that digit ratios represent a supplementary approach for elucidating the social systems of fossil hominins...
  10. pmc The consequences of crowned eagle central-place foraging on predation risk in monkeys
    Susanne Shultz
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biology, Nicholson Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1797-802. 2002
    ..There were considerable differences between the species in both rates and spatial patterns of alarm calling. The variation we measure in predation risk is expected to have consequences at the behavioural and population level...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evidence for coevolution of sociality and relative brain size in three orders of mammals
    F Javier Pérez-Barbería
    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:2811-21. 2007
    ..Carnivores seem to have been especially prone to this...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primate remains from African crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) nests in Ivory Coast's Tai Forest: implications for primate predation and early hominid taphonomy in South Africa
    W Scott McGraw
    Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210 1364, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 131:151-65. 2006
    ..We concur with Berger and Clarke (1995 J. Hum. Evol. 29:275-299) that a large raptor could have been responsible for the death of the Taung child, Australopithecus africanus...
  13. pmc Diclofenac poisoning is widespread in declining vulture populations across the Indian subcontinent
    Susanne Shultz
    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Lodge, Sandy SG19 2DL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S458-60. 2004
    ..Hence, veterinary use of diclofenac is likely to have been the major cause of the rapid vulture population declines across the subcontinent...