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Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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Recent PhD successes

5 June 2014

A number of PhD students in GEE have successfully defended their theses in recent months.  Many congratulations to them.  They are:

  • Yila De La Guardia 'Testing the hyperfunction theory of ageing in Caenorhabditis elegans'
  • Jessica Bryant 'Developing a conservation evidence-base for the critically endangered Hainan gibbon ('Nomascus hainanus')'
  • Zena Hadjivasiliou 'Theoretical studies on the role and evolution of mating types and two sexes'

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