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Mathematical Sciences

Research project: Transgenerational Effects and Evolution

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Transgenerational Effects and Evolution (Transgen) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematicians and biologists from the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, UCL and Southampton.

Project Overview

A Sami family in Norway around 1900 (public domain image)
A Sami family in Norway around 1900

Transgenerational Effects and Evolution (Transgen) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematicians and biologists from the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, UCL and Southampton. It involves mathematical modelling, life history theory and evolutionary game theory. We have developed novel mathematical methods for modelling non-genetic transgenerational influences on life-history evolution, and used them to explain the diversity of observed transgenerational effects.

Further details can be found on the Transgen website.

Publications

B. Kuijper and R.B. Hoyle [2015] An evolutionary model of maternal effects, in revision for Evolution.

R. Prizak, T.H.G. Ezard and R.B. Hoyle [2014] Fitness consequences of maternal and grandmaternal effects Ecology and Evolution 4, 3139-3145, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1150

T.H.G. Ezard, R. Prizak and R.B. Hoyle [2014] The fitness implications of adaptation via phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects. Funct. Ecol., doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12207

R.B. Hoyle and T.H.G. Ezard [2012] The benefits of maternal effects in novel and in stable environments. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi:10.1098/rsif.2012.0183 Postprint.

Staff

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