Human Life History Team

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Prof Rufus Johnstone

Professor of Evolution and Behaviour


 

Theoretical work is carried out in collaboration with Professor Rufus Johnstone at the University of Cambridge. Cant & Johnstone have collaborated for over 16 years, and have published more than 20 papers together.

Prof Rufus Johnstone is based at University of Cambridge
I study the evolution of sociality and culture in humans.

Dr Shakti Lamba

ESRC Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer


 

I study the evolution of sociality and culture in humans. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms and processes that lead to the evolution of cooperation, and in particular, the role of demographic patterns and cultural transmission. Since 2007 I have been working with populations of the Pahari Korwa, a small-scale, forager-horticulturist society in India. My methods combine behavioural data collected via economic experiments as well as more naturalistic measures of behaviour with demographic, ecological and social data on individuals and populations.

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