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How to find us prof. dr. H.L. (Hannah) Dugdale

Research interests

Welcome to the Dugdale Research Group. 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.


Genetic, social and maternal contributions to Mycobacterium bovis infection status in European badgers (Meles meles)

Hematocrit, age, and survival in a wild vertebrate population

Age-dependent changes in infidelity in Seychelles warblers

Are you my baby?: Testing whether paternity affects behavior of cobreeder male acorn woodpeckers

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

Helpers compensate for age-related declines in parental care and offspring survival in a cooperatively breeding bird

Slicing: A sustainable approach to structuring samples for analysis in longā€term studies

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

Telomere heritability and parental age at conception effects in a wild avian population

Breeders that receive help age more slowly in a cooperatively breeding bird

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Seychelles: $78,000 Donation for Nature Seychelles Will Rebuild Cousin Island Research Centre

Tummy rumbles? Otters juggle pebbles when hungry, study finds

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

Countering gender bias at conferences

Study finds women biologists more likely to avoid spotlight at conferences

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