Dr Jonathan Green

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of social behaviour. My research focuses both on the processes shaping cooperative and competitive traits over evolutionary timescales and on the decision-making processes guiding social interactions among individuals. To investigate these topics, my group uses a combination of lab- and field-based behavioural experiments with fish, birds and arthropods, comparative analysis, and modelling. For further details, please see my group’s page.

  • The costs and benefits of paternal care in fish: a meta-analysis

  • Cost, risk and avoidance of inbreeding in a cooperatively breeding bird

  • Inclusive fitness consequences of dispersal decisions in a cooperatively breeding bird, the long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus).

  • Sex Allocation Patterns across Cooperatively Breeding Birds Do Not Support Predictions of the Repayment Hypothesis.

  • Allopreening in birds is associated with parental cooperation over offspring care and stable pair bonds across years.

  • Variation in helper effort among cooperatively breeding bird species is consistent with Hamilton’s Rule

  • Regulation of host colony activity by the social parasite Polistes semenowi

  • The Genetic Basis of Kin Recognition in a Cooperatively Breeding Mammal

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