Organisational unit profile

Chair group Evolution of Senescence - H.L. (Hannah) Dugdale

We are interested in the evolution of within- and between-individual differences in behavioural and life-history traits. Our current focus is the evolution of ageing. One of the most profound challenges we all face is that we deteriorate with age – a process known as senescence. Individuals clearly senesce differently, but our understanding of how and why individuals senesce in such different ways remains limited. Our research takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to investigate why individual variation in senescence evolved and is maintained. This will generate vital knowledge on how individuals can live longer, healthier lives.

Publications
  1. Estimation of environmental, genetic and parental age at conception effects on telomere length in a wild mammal

    van Lieshout, S. H. J., Sparks, A. M., Bretman, A., Newman, C., Buesching, C. D., Burke, T., Macdonald, D. W. & Dugdale, H. L., 2020, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

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  2. Age-dependent changes in infidelity in Seychelles warblers

    Raj Pant, S., Hammers, M., Komdeur, J., Burke, T., Dugdale, H. L. & Richardson, D. S., 24-Jul-2020, In : Molecular Ecology. 29, 19, p. 3731-3746 16 p.

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  3. Social effects on age-related and sex-specific immune cell profiles in a wild mammal

    van Lieshout, S. H. J., Perez Badas, E., Mason, M. W. T., Newman, C., Buesching, C. D., Macdonald, D. W. & Dugdale, H., 30-Jul-2020, In : Biology Letters. 16, 7, p. 20200234 7 p., 20200234.

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Press / Media
  1. Tummy rumbles? Otters juggle pebbles when hungry, study finds

    Hannah Dugdale

    06/05/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

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  2. CODGER BADGER Britain’s oldest ever badger Bertie, 20, lined up for luxury retirement

    Hannah Dugdale

    06/04/2019

    1 Media contribution

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