Andrew J Young

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint The causes of physiological suppression among female meerkats: a role for subordinate restraint due to the threat of infanticide?
    Andrew J Young
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Horm Behav 53:131-9. 2008
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats
    Anne A Carlson
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:571-7. 2006
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Adaptive suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperative mammals
    Tim H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 176:664-73. 2010
  9. pmc Individual contributions to territory defence in a cooperative breeder: weighing up the benefits and costs
    Rafael Mares
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3989-95. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Factors affecting the reproductive success of dominant male meerkats
    Goran F Spong
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:2287-99. 2008

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Publications17

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint The causes of physiological suppression among female meerkats: a role for subordinate restraint due to the threat of infanticide?
    Andrew J Young
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
    Horm Behav 53:131-9. 2008
    ....
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats
    Anne A Carlson
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:571-7. 2006
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Adaptive suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperative mammals
    Tim H Clutton-Brock
    Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 176:664-73. 2010
    ..We review evidence from other studies that the suppression of reproduction by subordinates varies with the likely costs of subordinate breeding to dominants...
  9. pmc Individual contributions to territory defence in a cooperative breeder: weighing up the benefits and costs
    Rafael Mares
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3989-95. 2012
    ..Our findings support the view that investment in cooperative behaviours can be attributed to benefits and costs, and highlight the additional importance of considering trade-offs in investment between cooperative behaviours...
  10. doi request reprint Factors affecting the reproductive success of dominant male meerkats
    Goran F Spong
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:2287-99. 2008
    ..As the time spent in the dominant position and reproductive rate while dominant explain > 80% of the total variance in reproductive success, group composition thus has major implications for male reproductive success...
  11. ncbi request reprint Radioimmunoassay of prolactin for the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), a cooperatively breeding carnivore
    Anne A Carlson
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 130:148-56. 2003
    ..We conclude, however, that it will be important in all future studies to confine blood sampling times to 4-7 min after capture/administration of anesthesia to avoid the confounding effects of the stress response on prolactin levels...
  12. ncbi request reprint American College of Sports Medicine position stand: prevention of cold injuries during exercise
    John W Castellani
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:2012-29. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Altered secretion of growth hormone and luteinizing hormone after 84 h of sustained physical exertion superimposed on caloric and sleep restriction
    Bradley C Nindl
    Military Performance Division, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Massachusetts 01760, USA
    J Appl Physiol 100:120-8. 2006
    ..During periods of energy deficiency, amplitude modulation of GH and LH pulses may precede alterations in pulse numbers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Utility of circulating IGF-I as a biomarker for assessing body composition changes in men during periods of high physical activity superimposed upon energy and sleep restriction
    Bradley C Nindl
    Military Performance Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA 01760 5007, USA
    J Appl Physiol 103:340-6. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Measurement of insulin-like growth factor-I during military operational stress via a filter paper blood spot assay
    Bradley C Nindl
    Military Performance Division, U S Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Massachusetts 01760, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 5:455-61. 2003
    ..The filter paper blood spot method for IGF-I detected reductions accompanying nutritional stress and may be of potential value for characterizing the IGF-I response when conventional blood sampling methods are not feasible...
  16. ncbi request reprint A comparison between Dark Agouti and Sprague-Dawley rats in their behaviour on the elevated plus-maze, open-field apparatus and activity meters, and their response to diazepam
    Annis O Mechan
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 159:188-95. 2002
    ..We wished to confirm and extend this initial finding...
  17. ncbi request reprint A study of the effect of a single neurotoxic dose of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; "ecstasy") on the subsequent long-term behaviour of rats in the plus maze and open field
    Annis O Mechan
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 159:167-75. 2002
    ..5 mg/kg IP) to rats results in prolonged damage to central serotonergic nerve terminals. Thus we wished to assess whether an MDMA-induced lesion may have longer-term behavioural consequences...