Contributions of genetic and non-genetic sources to variation in cooperative behaviour in a cooperative mammal

Thomas Houslay, Johanna Nielsen & Tim Clutton-Brock
The evolution of cooperative behaviour is a major area of research among evolutionary biologists and behavioural ecologists, yet there are few estimates of its heritability or of its evolutionary potential and long-term studies of identifiable individuals are required to disentangle genetic and non-genetic components of cooperative behaviour. Here we use long-term data on over 1800 individually recognisable wild meerkats (Suricata suricatta) collected over 30 years and a multi-generational genetic pedigree to partition phenotypic variation in...
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