Media 

Levin, S.R., Scott, T.W., Cooper, H.S. & West, S.A. (2017) Darwin’s aliens. International Journal of Astrobiology.

Guardian Nov 2017
Guardian Nov 2017 again
Daily Mail Nov 2017
Independent Nov 2017
Newsweek 2017
IFLScience 2017
The Conversation 2017
Live Science 2017
IBI Times 2017
Oxford Blog Nov 2017
jane

Fisher, R.M., Henry, L.M., Cornwallis, C.K., Kiers, E.T. & West, S.A. (2017) The evolution of host-symbiont dependence. Nature Communications 8:15973.
Ciennce August 2017

The Major Evolutionary Transitions Roadshow
 

Burton-Chellew, M.N., El Mouden, C. & West, S.A. (2017) Evidence for strategic cooperation in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 284: 20170689 .
BBC Radio 4, Science in Action, 8th June 2017 (09:56-14:43 minutes)

What Caused Life's Major Evolutionary Transitions?
Stated Clearly 2016

Caro, S.M., Griffin, A.S., Hinde, C.A. & West, S.A. (2016) Unpredictable environments lead to the evolution of parental neglect in birds.
Nature Communications. 7:10985.

Nature News & View.
Science Actualites (2016)
shana
BBC Radio (2016), MP3

B
urton-Chellew, M.N., El Mouden, C. & West, S.A. (2016) Conditional cooperation and confusion in public-goods games. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.
Ars Technica (2016)

BBC article on Sex Allocation (April 2015)

Cook, J.M., Reuter, C., Moore, J.C. & West, S.A. (2015) Fighting in fig wasps: do males avoid killing brothers or do they never meet them? Ecological Entomology 40, 741-747.
New Scientist (2015)

Burton-Chellew, M.N., Hax, H.H. & West, S.A. (2015) Payoff-based learning explains the decline in cooperation in public goods games Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 282: 20142678.
Oxford Science Blog
Conversations

Cunningham, J.P., Hereward, J., Heard, T.A., De Barro, P.J. & West, S.A. (2014) Bees at war: interspecific battles and nest usurpation in stingless bees. American Naturalist 184, 777-786.
QI (BBC, 2015), starts about 30:45.
Scientific American (2015)
Suddeutsche Zeitung (2014)
National Geographic (2014)
IFL Science
Nature World News
NPR
Mashable
Eureka
Weather Network
Science Alert
Science News
BBC News
ABC News
7 News
ABC Radio

Alpedrinha, J., Gardner, A. & West, S.A. (2014)
Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality: worker revolution. American Naturalist 183, 303-317.
F1000


Evolutionary Biology Research 2005-2011
Lab Times (2014)

Burton-Chellew, M.N. & West, S.A. (2013) Pro-social preferences do not explain human cooperation in public-goods games. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 110, 216-221. Supp Info.
Live Science (December 2012)
Psychology Today (July 2013)

Popat, R., Crusz, S.A., Messina, M., Williams, P. West, S.A. & Diggle, S.P. (2012) Quorum-sensing and cheating in bacterial biofilms. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 279, 4765-4771.
Nature (December 2012)

Celebrities & Science, December 2012twitter

West, S.A, Winzer, K., Gardner, A. & Diggle, S.P. (2012) Quorum sensing and the confusion about diffusion. Trends in Microbiology 20, 586-594.
Of Bacteria and Men (June 2012)
Certainly Strange (September 2012)

Darch, S.E., West, S.A., Winzer, K. & Diggle, S.P. (2012) Density-dependent fitness benefits in quorum-sensing bacterial populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 109, 8259-826. Supp Info
Faculty of 1000
Womens T-Shirts (June 2012)
Britney Spears New Video (May 2012)
Science Daily (May 2012)

Davies, N.B., Krebs, J.R. & West, S.A. (2012) An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology, Fourth Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
Financial Times (July 2012)
Guardian (March 2015)

Animal Behaviour Research, 1999-2010
Lab Times (2012)

Gardner, A., West, S.A. & Wild, G. (2011) The genetical theory of kin selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24, 1020-1043.
Stuff you should know (2016)

Innocent, T.M., West, S.A., Sanderson, J.L., Hyrkkanen, N. & Reece, S.E. (2011) Lethal combat over limited resources: testing the importance of competitors and kin. Behavioral Ecology 22, 923-931.
Planet Earth (August 2011)

Kiers, E.T., Duhamel, M., Beesetty, Y., Mensah, J.A., Franken, O., Verbruggen, E., Fellbaum, C.R., Kowalchuk, G.A., Hart, M.M., Bago, A., Palmer, T.M., West, S.A., Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Jansa, J. & H. Bücking (2011). Reciprocal rewards stabilize cooperation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis. Science 333, 880-882.
Forbes (May 2013)
Science Magazine (August 2011)
New Scientist (August 2011)
Science Perspective (August 2011)


Abbot et al. (137 authors) (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471, E1-E4.
YouTube Cartoon.

Why Evolution is True (March 2011)
The Loom (March 2011)
Science (March 2001)
Lost in Transcription (April 2011)
Boston Globe (April 2011)
Why Evolution is True (April 2011)
Philadelphia Inquirer (May 2011)
Free Thought Blogs (April 2012)
Prospect Magazine (January 2013)

West, S.A., El Mouden, C. & Gardner, A. (2011) 16 common misconceptions about the evolution of cooperation in humans. Evolution and Human Behavior.
Being Human (2012)
Babel's Dawn (August 2010)
Evolutionary Psychology Blog (December 2010)

Cornwallis, C.K., West, S.A., Davies, K.E. & Grifin, A.S. (2010) Promiscuity and the evolutionary transition to complex societies. Nature 466, 969-972. Supplementary Information. News & Views.
Guardian (August 2010)
Why Evolution is True (August 2010)
Faculty of 1000 (September 2010)
Science (August 2010)
PhysOrg
(August 2010)

Scott-Phillips, T.C., Dickins, T.E. & West, S.A. (2011) Evolutionary theory and the ultimate/proximate distinction in the human behavioural sciences. Perspectives on Psychological Science 61, 38-47.
Evolutionary Psychology Blog (March 2011)

Kümmerli, R., Burton-Chellew, M.N., Ross-Gillespie, A. & West, S.A. (2010) Resistance to extreme strategies, rather than prosocial preferences, can explain human cooperation in public goods games. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 107 10125-10130 . TREE Commentary.
Today, Radio 4 (May 2010)

West, S.A. & Gardner, A. (2010) Altruism, spite and greenbeards. Science 327, 1341-1344.
IRIN (March 2010)
Creation Evolution Headlines (May 2010)

Today Programme, Radio 4 (19 May 2010)

Kümmerli, R., Griffin, A.S., West, S.A., Buckling, A. & Harrison, F. (2009) Viscous medium promotes cooperation in the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 276, 3531-3538.
Science Daily (July 2009)

Kümmerli, R., Gardner, A., West, S.A. & Griffin, A.S. (2009) Limited dispersal, budding dispersal, and cooperation: an experimental study. Evolution 63, 939-949. 2009).
Indian J Microbiol (2009)

Wild, G., Gardner, A. & West, S.A. (2009) Adaptation and the evolution of parasite virulence in a connected world. Nature 459, 983-986.
Courier & Advertiser (May 2009)
Daily Express (May 2009)
Daily Record (May 2009)
Scottish Sun (May 2009)

Nature (May 2009) (and Editors Summary)
Faculty of 1000 (July 2009)
Planet Earth (May 2009)
The Scientist (May 2009)

CBC News (May 2009)
Denim & Tweed (June 2009)
Eureka (May 2009)
EuSci (June 2009)
Oxford University (May 2009)
Science Daily (May 2009)
Scientific Blogging (May 2009)
The Vienna Cafe (May 2009)
Western News (May 2009)
Gene Expression (February 2010)

Brown, S.P., West, S.A., Diggle, S.P. & Griffin, A.S. (2009). Social evolution in microorganisms and a Trojan horse approach to medical intervention strategies. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society 364, 3157-3168.
Faculty of 1000 (April 2010)

Moore, J.C., Obbard, D.J., Reuter, C., West, S.A. & Cook, J.M. (2009) Male morphology and dishonest signalling in a fig wasp. Animal Behaviour 78, 147-153.
Science News (June 2009)

Rumbaugh, K.P., Diggle, S.P., Watters, C.M., Ross-Gillespie, A., Griffin, A.S. & West, S.A. (2009). Quorum sensing and the social evolution of bacterial virulence. Current Biology 19, 341-345.
New Scientist (September 2011)
Science (29 October 2009)
Science (20 March 2009; 323:1539) {PDF}
Nature (January 2009) {PDF}
Scientific American (May 2009) {PDF}
Wired
(19 February 2009) {PDF}
Science & Vie (May 2009) {PDF}
This Week in Evolution (February 2009) {PDF}
University of Oxford Blog (February 2009) {PDF}


Coverage of several pre 2009 papers can be found on the Edinburgh School of Biology Podcasts

West, S.A., Griffin, A.S. & Gardner, A. (2008) Social semantics: how useful has group selection been? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 374-385. This was a reply to DS Wilson's comment on our 2007 Social Semantics review.
Gene Expression (3 March 2008) {PDF}
The truth makes me fret (March 2008) {PDF}
Faculty of 1000 (17 April 2008) {PDF}
Citeulike (April 2008) {PDF}
Nature (November 2008) {PDF}
Nature Network (October 2009)
Why Evolution is True (Jerry Coyne) (May 2010)
Why Evolution is True (June 2012)
EDGE (June 2012)


Diggle, S.P., Griffin, A.S., Campbell, G.S. & West. S.A. (2007) Cooperation and conflict in quorum-sensing bacterial populations. Nature 450, 411-414. {Making the paper} {Editorial}
Edinburgh Evening News (14 November 2007) {PDF}
Metro (14 November 2007)
Channel 4 Online (13 November 2007) {PDF}
Not Exacty Rocket Science (15 November 2007) {PDF}
Physorg.com (15 November 2007) {PDF}
This Week in Evolution (16 November 2007) {PDF}
Nottingham Evening News (16 November 2007) {PDF}
Genetic Archaeology (16 November 2007) {PDF}
Faculty of 1000 (20 November 2007) {PDF}
Null Hypothesis (23 January 2008) {PDF}
Nature
(14 February 2008) {PDF}
Science (29 October 2009)
Byte Size Biology (August 2009)

Gardner, A. & West. S.A. (2007) Social evolution: decline and fall of genetic kin recognition. Current Biology 17, R810-R812.

Creation Evolution Headlines (9 September 2007) {PDF}

Ross-Gillespie, A., Gardner, A., West, S.A. & Griffin, A.S. (2007) Frequency dependence and cooperation: theory and a test with bacteria. American Naturalist, 170, 331-342.
Live Science (August 27, 2007) {PDF}
Science Daily (August 30, 2007) {PDF}

Gardner, A., Hardy, I.C.W., Taylor, P.D. & West. S.A. (2007) Spiteful soldier production in polyembryonic parasitoid wasps. American Naturalist 169, 519-533.

Live Science (18 April 2007)  {PDF}  
NY Times
(14 August 2007) {PDF}
New Scientist (May 2009) {PDF}

Gardner, A. & West, S.A. (2006) Demography, altruism, and the benefits of budding. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 1707-1716.
How does cooperation evolve animation (May 2016)

West, S.A., Gardner, A., Shuker, D.M., Reynolds, T., Burton, M., Sykes, E.M., Guinee, M.A. & Griffin, A.S. (2006) Cooperation and the scale of competition in humans. Current Biology 16, 1103-1106.

Current Biology (Commentary, June 2006)   {PDF}
BBC News Online (June 5, 2006) {PDF}
Edinburgh Evening News (June 5, 2006)  {PDF}
Medical News Today (June 5, 2006)  {PDF}
Eureka News Alert (June 5, 2006) {PDF}
BBC Radio Scotland (June 5, 2006)
Talk 107 FM (June 5, 2006)
El Colombiano (July, 2006; In Spanish) {PDF}
Faculty of 1000 (July 2006) {PDF}
Times Higher Education Supplement (4 August 2006) {PDF}
Vertebrate Social behavior (January 2011)

Chancellor's Award 2006
Scotsman (5 August 2006) {PDF}

Nee, S., Colegrave, N., West, S.A. & Grafen, A. (2005) The illusion of invariant quantities in life-histories. Science 309, 1236-1239 {PDF}

Science (Letters, 11 November 2005, vol 310, p. 973-974s) {PDF}
Science (Perspective, 19 August 2005) {PDF}
John Hawks.net (19 August, 2005)  {PDF}
Creation Evolution Headlines (19 August 2005) {PDF}
Faculty of 100 (September-November 2005) {PDF}

Precision of Sex Ratio Adjustment in Wasps

Shuker, D.M., Pen, I., Duncan, A.B., Reece, S.E. & West, S.A. (2005) Sex ratios under asymmetrical local mate competition: theory and a test with parasitoid wasps. American Naturalist 166, 301-316. {PDF}
Shuker, D.M. & West, S.A. (2004) Information constraints and the precision of adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 101, 10363-10367. {PDF}

Science Daily (October 2005) {PDF}
Innovation Report (August 2005) {PDF}
Current Biology (September 21 2004)  {PDF}
Faculty of 100 (29 June 2004) {PDF}  
Science Week (2004)  {PDF}

Balance of the Sexes, BBC Radio 4, broadcast 9th May 2005, {MP3}
(Programme on sex ratio adjustmnet in birds & mammals, with a tiny bit from Stu and a bird watching ramble with Ben Sheldon)

The Spite Papers
Gardner, A. & West, S.A. (2004) Spite and the scale of competition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 17, 1195-1203.  {PDF}

Gardner, A., West, S.A. & Buckling, A. (2004) Bacteriocins, spite and virulence. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B, 271, 1529-1535. {PDF}
Gardner, A. & West, S.A. (2004) Spite among siblings. Science, 305, 1413-1414. {PDF}
Science
(Perspective, 27 May 2005) {PDF}
The Scientist (December 20, 2004)  {PDF}
Short Ton Unit
(December 2004)  {PDF}  {WebLink}
Bangladesh Independent  (October 18, 2004)  {PDF}
Guardian (September 3, 2004)  {PDF}
Financial Times (September 3, 2004)  {PDF}
Scotsman (September 3, 2004)  {PDF}
Daily Mail (September 3, 2004)  {PDF}
Aberdean Press & Journal (September 3, 2004)  {PDF}
Sydney Morning Herald (September 3, 2004)
IC Wales (September 3, 2004).
Iran Daily (September 7, 2004)  {PDF}

Griffin, A.S., West, S.A. & Buckling, A. (2004) Cooperation and competition in pathogenic bacteria. Nature, 430, 1024-1027. {PDF}

Faculty of 1000 (September-November 2005) {PDF}
Science (Perspective, 27 May 2005) {PDF}
The Scientist (December 20, 2004)  {PDF}
Science News (November 20, 2004)  {PDF}
Nature
(News & Views, 26 August, 2004) {PDF}
The Scientist (26 August 2004) {PDF}
Corante (25 August 2004) {PDF}
Higher Education & Research Opportunities (27 August 2004) {PDF}
Edinburgh Evening News
(15 September 2004)  {PDF}
Times Higher Education Supplement (1 October 2004) {PDF}
Talent Scotland  (26 August 2004) {PDF}

Sheldon, B.C & West, S.A. (2004) Maternal Dominance, maternal condition, and offspring sex ratio in ungulate mammals. American Naturalist, 163, 40-54. {PDF}  {Supplementary Info}
Fit Pregnancy Magazine (April/May 2005)
Sunday Times
(15 February 2004) {PDF}
Scotsman (21 February 2004) {PDF}
Edinburgh Evening News (21 February 2004) {PDF}
BBC Online (20 February 2004) {PDF}
New Scientist (23 February 2004) {PDF}
Higher Education & Research Opportunities (20 February 2004) {PDF}
Northern Ireland on the Internet (20 February 2004) {PDF}
World Association for People with Disabilities Bulletin  (20 February 2004) {PDF}
Soay Sheep Keepers & Breeders Discussion Group (22 February 2004)
Oxford Students Newspaper (26th February 2004) {PDF}
Metro, Sweden  (27th February 2004) {PDF}
Natural History, USA  (May 2004) {PDF}

Griffin, A.S. & West, S.A. (2003) Kin discrimination and the benefit of helping in cooperatively breeding vertebrates. Science, 302, 634-636. {PDF}

National Geographic News  (23 October 2003) {PDF} {Note that the quote from West had some mid sentence bits cut, making it embarrasingly grand.}
Edinburgh Evening News (24 October 2003) {PDF}
Harper’s Magazine News (October 28, 2003) {PDF} (Between Industrial Robots & Mummy Ingrediants)

Allsop, D.J. & West, S.A. (2003) Changing sex at the same relative size body size. Nature, 425, 783-784. {PDF}
CNN (22 October 2003) {PDF}
Independent Online, SA (22 October 2003) {PDF}
Yahoo News (22 October 2003) {PDF}
ABC News Online (23 October 2003) {PDF}
Economic Times, India (23 October 2003) {PDF}
Hindustan Times (23 October 2003) {PDF}
Sci-Fi Today (23 October 2003) {PDF}
China view (23 October 2003) {PDF}
ABC News Online (27 October 2003) {PDF}
Discovery Channel News (27 October 2003) {PDF}
Daze Reader (October 29, 2003) {PDF}
Student (29 October, 2003) {PDF}
BioMedNet (31 October 2003) {PDF}
UK Angels  (24 October 2003) {PDF}
Planet Earth (Autumn, 2003) {PDF}
Science News (January 17, 2004) {PDF}

Kiers, E.T., Rousseau, R.A., West, S.A. & Denison, R.F. (2003) Host sanctions and the legume-rhizobia mutualism. Nature, 425, 78-81. {PDF}
Ecology: Individuals, Populations, and Communities (Eds: Begon, Harper & Townsend, Blackwell, 2005 Edition)
Times Higher Education Supplement (5 September 2003) {PDF}
New York Times (9 September 2003) {PDF}
Science Now (5 September 2003) {PDF}
The Scientist (4 September 2003) {PDF}
Innovations Reports
(4 September 2003) {PDF}
EurekAlert (3 September 2003) {PDF}
ScienceDaily (9 September 2003) {PDF}
The Scotsman (19 September 2003) {PDF}
Science News (4 October 2003) {PDF}
Faculty of 1000, Richard Lenski (11 September, 2003) {PDF}
BBC Wildlife Magazine (November, 2003)
Science (31 October, 2003, vol 302, pages 774-775) {PDF}
Upward Quest Health {PDF}
AAAS Radio, USA (October 22 2003 & November 18, 2003).
CREATIONIST COMMENTARIES:
Christian Forum (12 - 17 September 2003) {PDF}
New Reasons to Believe (2 October 2003) {PDF}
IN GERMAN:
Berliner Zeitung (4 September 2003) {PDF}
Wissenschaft.de
(4 September 2003) {PDF}
Wissenschaft-online (5 September 2003) {PDF}
Immonet.de  (24 October 2003) {PDF}
German Public Radio (September 2003)
IN CHINESE:
Chinese Forest Ecosystem Research Network {PDF}
New York Times (8 April 2008) s

West, S.A., Murray, M.G, Machado, C., Griffin, A.S. & Herre, E.A. (2001) Testing Hamilton’s rule with competition between relatives. Nature, 409, 510-513. {PDF}   
The Herald (25 January 2001) {PDF}
Edinburgh Evening News (25 January 2001) {PDF}
Edinburgh Evening News (26 January 2001) {PDF}
Daily Mail (January 2001) {PDF}
BBC Wildlife (March 2001) {PDF}
Trends In Ecology & Evolution (May, 2001) {PDF}
Forth FM (January 2001)
News Talk Radio, Canada (January 2001)
Student, 19 October 2004 {PDF}

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