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COOPERATION

Sexual selected sentinels? Evidence of a role for intra-sexual competition in sentinel behaviour
Walker L, York JE, Young AJ (2016)
Behavioral Ecology

Fundamental problems with the cooperative breeding hypothesis. A reply to Burkart & Van Schaik.
Thornton AJ, McAuliffe K, Dall SRX, Fernandez-Duque E, Garber PA, Young AJ (2016)
Journal of Zoology

The oxidative costs of reproduction are group-size dependent in a wild cooperative breeder
Cram DL, Blount JD, Young AJ (2015)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Workforce effects and the evolution of complex sociality in wild Damaraland mole-rats
Young AJ, Jarvis JUM, Barnaville J, Bennett NC (2015)
American Naturalist

The origins of consistent individual differences in cooperation in wild banded mongooses
Sanderson JL, Stott I, Young AJ, Vitikainen E, Hodge SJ, Cant MA (2015)
Animal Behaviour

Hormonal mediation of a carry-over effect in a wild cooperative mammal
Sanderson, JL, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Kyabulima S, Walker S, Cant MA (2014)
Functional Ecology
(Covered by NERC Planet Earth here and The Smithsonian)

Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Abbot et 137 others (2011)
Nature

Helpers increase the reproductive potential of offspring in cooperative meerkats
Russell AF, Young AJ, Spong G, Jordan NR & Clutton-Brock TH (2007)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats
Carlson AA, Manser MB, Young AJ, Russell AF, Jordan N, McNeilly AS & Clutton-Brock TH (2006)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Elevated prolactin levels immediately precede decisions to babysit by meerkat helpers
Carlson AA, Russell AF, Young AJ, Jordan N, McNeilly AS & Clutton-Brock TH (2006)
Hormones & Behavior

Radioimmunoassay of prolactin for the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), a cooperative carnivore
Carlson AA, Nicol L, Young AJ, Parlow AF & McNeilly AS (2003)
General & Comparative Endocrinology

Evolution and development of sex differences in cooperative behavior in meerkats
Clutton-Brock TH, Russell AF, Sharpe LL, Young AJ, Balmforth Z & McIlrath GM (2002)
Science

INBREEDING

Inbreeding intensifies sex- and age-dependent disease in a wild mammal
Benton C, Delahay R, Smith F, Robertson A, McDonald R, Burke T, Young AJ, Hodgson D (2018)
Journal of Animal Ecology

Extra-group mating increases inbreeding risk in a cooperatively breeding bird
Harrison, X.A., York, J.E., Cram, D.L., Young, A.J. (2013)
Molecular Ecology

Complete reproductive skew within white-browed sparrow weaver groups despite outbreeding opportunities for subordinates of both sexes
Harrison, X.A., York, J.E., Cram, D.L., Hares, M.J., Young, A.J. (2013)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Physiological suppression eases in Damaraland mole-rat societies when ecological constraints on dispersal are relaxed
Young A.J., Oosthuizen M.K., Lutermann H. & Bennett N.C. (2010)
Hormones & Behavior

The Causes of Physiological Suppression in Vertebrate Societies: a Synthesis
I
n edited volume: "Reproductive skew in vertebrate societies: proximate and ultimate causes"
Young A.J. (2009)

Physiological suppression among female meerkats: a role for subordinate restraint due to the threat of infanticide?
Young A.J., Monfort S.L. & Clutton-Brock T.H. (2008)
Hormones & Behavior

Subordinate male meerkats prospect for extra-group paternity: alternative reproductive tactics in a cooperative mammal
Young AJ, Spong G & Clutton-Brock TH (2007)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

THE STRESS RESPONSE

Habituation and individual variation in the endocrine stress response in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
Houslay T, Earley R, Young A, Wilson A (2018)
General and Comparative Endocrinology

Testing the stability of behavioural coping style across stress contexts in the Trinidadian guppy
Houslay, T.M., Vierbuchen, V., Grimmer, A.J., Young, A.J., Wilson, A.J. (2018)
Functional Ecology

Elevated glucocorticoid concentrations during gestation predict reduced reproductive success in female banded mongooses
Sanderson JL, Nichols H, Marshall HM, Vitikainen E, Thompson F, Walker S, Cant MA, Young AJ (2015)
Biology Letters

Hormonal mediation of a carry-over effect in a wild cooperative mammal
Sanderson, JL, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Kyabulima S, Walker S, Cant MA (2014)
Functional Ecology
(Covered by NERC Planet Earth here and The Smithsonian)

Physiological suppression eases in Damaraland mole-rat societies when ecological constraints on dispersal are relaxed
Young A.J., Oosthuizen M.K., Lutermann H. & Bennett N.C. (2010)
Hormones & Behavior

Stress and the costs of extra-territorial prospecting in a social mammal
Young A.J. & Monfort S.L. (2009)
Biology Letters

The Causes of Physiological Suppression in Vertebrate Societies: a Synthesis
In edited volume: "Reproductive skew in vertebrate societies: proximate and ultimate causes"
Young A.J. (2009)

Physiological suppression among female meerkats: a role for subordinate restraint due to the threat of infanticide?
Young A.J., Monfort S.L. & Clutton-Brock T.H. (2008)
Hormones & Behavior

Stress and the suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperatively breeding meerkats
Young AJ, Carlson AA, Monfort SL, Russell AF, Bennett NC & Clutton-Brock TH (2006)
Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Hormonal correlates of dominance in cooperative meerkats (Suricata suricatta)
Carlson AA, Young AJ, Russell AF, Bennett NC, McNeilly AS & Clutton-Brock TH (2004)
Hormones & Behavior

REPRODUCTIVE CONFLICT

Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society
Thompson F, Cant MA, Marshall H, Vitikainen EIK, Sanderson JL, Nichols HJ, Gilchrist JS, Bell MBV, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Johnstone R (2017)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Individual and demographic consequences of mass eviction in cooperative banded mongooses
Thompson, F.J., Marshall, H.H., Vitikainen, E.I.K., Young, A.J., Cant, M.A. (2017)
Animal Behaviour

Reproductive competition triggers mass eviction in cooperative banded mongooses
Thompson F, Marshall H, Sanderson JL, Vitikainen EIK, Nichols HJ, Gilchrist J, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Cant MA (2016)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Dominance-related seasonal song production is unrelated to circulating testosterone in a subtropical songbird
York JE, Radford AN, de Vries B, Groothuis AA, Young AJ (2016)
General and Comparative Endocrinology

Dominant male song performance reflects current immune state in a wild cooperatively breeding songbird
York JE, Radford AN, Groothuis AA, Young AJ (2016)
Ecology and Evolution

Sex differences in senescence: the role of intra-sexual competition in early adulthood
Beirne C, Delahay R, Young AJ (2015)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Covered by the The Daily Mail, Times of Malta, Science Daily, I fucking love Science and others

Oxidative status and social dominance in a wild cooperative breeder
Cram DL, Blount JD, Young AJ (2015)
Functional Ecology
(Covered by The Times, the Telegraph and the BBC World Service)

Elevated glucocorticoid concentrations during gestation predict reduced reproductive success in female banded mongooses
Sanderson JL, Nichols H, Marshall HM, Vitikainen E, Thompson F, Walker S, Cant MA, Young AJ (2015)
Biology Letters

Singing in the moonlight: dawn song performance of a diurnal bird varies with lunar phase
York JE, Young AJ, Radford AN (2014)
Biology Letters

Extra-group mating increases inbreeding risk in a cooperatively breeding bird
Harrison, X.A., York, J.E., Cram, D.L., Young, A.J. (2013)
Molecular Ecology

Intra-sexual selection in cooperative mammals and birds: why aren’t females bigger and better armed?
Young, A.J., Bennett, N.C. (2013)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Resolving social conflict among females without overt aggression
Cant, M.A., Young, A.J. (2013)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Complete reproductive skew within white-browed sparrow weaver groups despite outbreeding opportunities for subordinates of both sexes
Harrison, X.A., York, J.E., Cram, D.L., Hares, M.J., Young, A.J. (2013)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Reproductive status and testosterone among females in cooperative mole-rat societies
Lutermann H., Young A.J., Bennett N.C. (2013)
General and Comparative Endocrinology

Adaptive suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperative mammals
Clutton-Brock T.H., Hodge, S.J., Flower, T.P., Spong, G., Young, A.J. (2010)
American Naturalist

Morphological divergence of breeders and helpers in wild Damaraland mole-rat societies
Young A.J., & Bennett N.C. (2010)
Evolution

Physiological suppression eases in Damaraland mole-rat societies when ecological constraints on dispersal are relaxed
Young A.J., Oosthuizen M.K., Lutermann H. & Bennett N.C. (2010)
Hormones & Behavior

The Causes of Physiological Suppression in Vertebrate Societies: a Synthesis
In edited volume: "Reproductive skew in vertebrate societies: proximate and ultimate causes"
Young A.J. (2009)

Physiological suppression among female meerkats: a role for subordinate restraint due to the threat of infanticide?
Young A.J., Monfort S.L. & Clutton-Brock T.H. (2008)
Hormones & Behavior

Factors affecting the reproductive success of dominant male meerkats
Spong G, Hodge SJ, Young AJ & Clutton-Brock TH (2008)
Molecular Ecology

Subordinate male meerkats prospect for extra-group paternity: alternative reproductive tactics in a cooperative mammal
Young AJ, Spong G & Clutton-Brock TH (2007)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Stress and the suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperatively breeding meerkats
Young AJ, Carlson AA, Monfort SL, Russell AF, Bennett NC & Clutton-Brock TH (2006)
Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Infanticide by subordinates influences reproductive sharing in cooperatively breeding meerkats
Young AJ & Clutton-Brock TH (2006)
Biology Letters


INDIVIDUAL VARIATION

Habituation and individual variation in the endocrine stress response in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata).
Houslay T, Earley R, Young A, Wilson A (2018)
General and Comparative Endocrinology

Testing the stability of behavioural coping style across stress contexts in the Trinidadian guppy
Houslay, T.M., Vierbuchen, V., Grimmer, A.J., Young, A.J., Wilson, A.J. (2017)
Functional Ecology

The origins of consistent individual differences in cooperation in wild banded mongooses
Sanderson JL, Stott I, Young AJ, Vitikainen E, Hodge SJ, Cant MA (2015)
Animal Behaviour

LIFE-HISTORIES

The role of telomeres in the mechanisms and evolution of life-history trade-offs and ageing
Young AJ (2018)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Inbreeding intensifies sex- and age-dependent disease in a wild mammal
Benton C, Delahay R, Smith F, Robertson A, McDonald R, Burke T, Young AJ, Hodgson D (2018)
Journal of Animal Ecology

Age-related declines in immune response in a wild mammal are unrelated to immune cell telomere length
Beirne C, Waring L, McDonald RA, Delahay R, Young AJ (2016)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Sex differences in senescence: the role of intra-sexual competition in early adulthood
Beirne C, Delahay R, Young AJ (2015)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Covered by the The Daily Mail, Times of Malta, Science Daily, I fucking love Science and others

The oxidative costs of reproduction are group-size dependent in a wild cooperative breeder
Cram DL, Blount JD, Young AJ (2015)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Oxidative status and social dominance in a wild cooperative breeder
Cram DL, Blount JD, Young AJ (2015)
Functional Ecology
(Covered by The Times, the Telegraph and the BBC World Service)

Immune response in a wild bird is predicted by oxidative status but does not cause oxidative stress
Cram DL, Blount JD, York JE, Young AJ (2015)
PLOS One

Age-related declines and disease-associated variation in immune cell telomere length in a wild mammal
Beirne, C., Delahay, R., Hares, M., Young, A.J. (2014)
PLOS One

Hormonal mediation of a carry-over effect in a wild cooperative mammal
Sanderson, JL, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Kyabulima S, Walker S, Cant MA (2014)
Functional Ecology
(Covered by NERC Planet Earth here and The Smithsonian)

DISPERSAL STRATEGIES

Individual and demographic consequences of mass eviction in cooperative banded mongooses
Thompson, F.J., Marshall, H.H., Vitikainen, E.I.K., Young, A.J., Cant, M.A. (2017)
Animal Behaviour

Reproductive competition triggers mass eviction in cooperative banded mongooses
Thompson F, Marshall H, Sanderson JL, Vitikainen EIK, Nichols HJ, Gilchrist J, Young AJ, Hodge SJ, Cant MA (2016)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Timing of pre-dispersal prospecting is influenced by environmental, social and state-dependent factors in meerkats
Mares, R., Bateman, A.W., English, S., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Young, A.J. (2014)
Animal Behaviour

Population genetic structure and direct observations reveal sex-reversed patterns of dispersal in a cooperative bird
Harrison, X.A., York, J.E., Young, A.J. (2014)
Molecular Ecology

Intra-sexual selection in cooperative mammals and birds: why aren’t females bigger and better armed?
Young, A.J., Bennett, N.C. (2013)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Individual contributions to territory defence in a cooperative breeder: weighing up the benefits and costs
Mares R., Young A.J., Clutton-Brock T.H. (2012)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Responses to intruder scents in the cooperatively breeding meerkat: sex and social status differences
Mares R., Young A.J., Levesque D., Harrison N., Clutton-Brock T.H. (2011)
Behavioral Ecology

Physiological suppression eases in Damaraland mole-rat societies when ecological constraints on dispersal are relaxed
Young A.J., Oosthuizen M.K., Lutermann H. & Bennett N.C. (2010)
Hormones & Behavior

Stress and the costs of extra-territorial prospecting in a social mammal
Young A.J. & Monfort S.L. (2009)
Biology Letters

Subordinate male meerkats prospect for extra-group paternity: alternative reproductive tactics in a cooperative mammal
Young AJ, Spong G & Clutton-Brock TH (2007)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Dispersal, Eviction and Conflict in Meerkats (Suricata suricatta): An ESS Model
Stephens PA, Russell AF, Young AJ, Clutton-Brock TH & Sutherland WJ (2005)
American Naturalist

Trade-offs between extra-territorial prospecting and helping in a cooperative mammal
Young AJ, Carlson AA & Clutton-Brock TH (2005)
Animal Behaviour

IMMUNITY AND DISEASE

Age-related declines in immune response in a wild mammal are unrelated to immune cell telomere length
Beirne C, Waring L, McDonald RA, Delahay R, Young AJ (2016)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Dominant male song performance reflects current immune state in a wild cooperatively breeding songbird
York JE, Radford AN, Groothuis AA, Young AJ (2016)
Ecology and Evolution


Immune response in a wild bird is predicted by oxidative status but does not cause oxidative stress
Cram DL, Blount JD, York JE, Young AJ (2015)
PLOS One

Age-related declines and disease-associated variation in immune cell telomere length in a wild mammal
Beirne, C., Delahay, R., Hares, M., Young, A.J. (2014)
PLOS On