Sinead English


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English, S. and T. Uller. 2016. Does early-life diet affect longevity? A meta-analysis across experimental studies. Biology Letters 12, .

English, S., H. Cowen, E. Garnett, J.W. Hargrove. 2016. Maternal effects on offspring size in a natural population of the viviparous tsetse fly. Ecological Entomology 41, 618-626.

Huchard, E., S. English, M.B.V. Bell, N. Thavarajah, T.H. Clutton-Brock. 2016. Competitive growth in a cooperative mammal. Nature 533, 532-534.

English, S., T.W. Fawcett, A.D. Higginson, P.C. Trimmer, T. Uller. 2016. Adaptive use of information during growth can explain long-term effects of early life experiences. The American Naturalist 187, 620-632.

van den Heuvel, J., S. English, T. Uller. 2016. Disposable soma theory and the evolution of maternal effects on ageing. PLoS One 11(1): e0145544


English, S., L.E. Browning, N.J. Raihani. 2015. Developmental plasticity and social specialization in cooperative societies. Animal Behaviour 106, 37-42.

Uller, T., S. English, I. Pen. 2015. When is incomplete epigenetic resetting in germ cells favoured by natural selection? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282 (1811), 20150682.

English, S., I. Pen, N. Shea, T. Uller. 2015. The information value of non-genetic inheritance in plants and animals. PLoS One 10(1): e0116996.


Huchard, E, A. Charmantier, S. English, A. Bateman, J. Nielsen, T. Clutton-Brock. Additive genetic variance and developmental plasticity in growth trajectories in a wild cooperative mammal. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2014. 27(9), 1893-1904.

Ozgul, A., A.W. Bateman, S. English, T. Coulson, T.H. Clutton-Brock. Linking body mass and group dynamics in an obligate cooperative breeder. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2014. 83(6), 1357-1366.

Carter, A.J., S. English, T.H. Clutton-Brock. Cooperative personalities and social niche specialization in female meerkats. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2014. 27(5), 815-825.

English, S., A.W. Bateman, R. Mares, A. Ozgul, T.H. Clutton-Brock. Maternal, social and abiotic environmental effects on growth vary across life stages in a cooperative mammal. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2014. 83(2), 332-342.

Mares, R., A.W. Bateman, S. English, T.H. Clutton-Brock, A.J. Young. Timing of predispersal prospecting is influenced by environmental, social and state-dependent factors in meerkats. 2014. Animal Behaviour 88, 185-193.


Uller, T., S. Nakagawa, S. English. Weak evidence for anticipatory parental effects in plants and animals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2013. 26(10), 2161-2170.

English, S., E. Huchard, J.F. Nielsen, T.H. Clutton‐Brock. Early growth, dominance acquisition and lifetime reproductive success in male and female cooperative meerkats. Ecology and Evolution. 2013. 3(13), 4401-4407.

Moore, D., S. Wigby, S. English, S. Wong, T. Székely, F. Harrison. Selflessness is sexy: reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2013. 13(1), 182.

Sharp, S.P., S. English, T.H. Clutton-Brock. Maternal investment during pregnancy in wild meerkats. 2013. Evolutionary Ecology. 2013. 27(5), 1033-1044.

Nelson-Flower, M.J., P.A.R. Hockey, C. O’Ryan, S. English, A.M. Thompson, K. Bradley, R. Rose, A.R. Ridley. Costly reproductive competition between females in a monogamous cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2013. 280(1762), 20130728.


Nielsen, J.F., S. English, W.P. Goodall-Copestake, J. Wang, C.A. Walling, A.W. Bateman, T.P. Flower, R.L. Sutcliffe, J. Samson, N.K. Thavarajah, L.E.B. Kruuk, T.H. Clutton-Brock, J.M. Pemberton. Inbreeding and inbreeding depression of early life traits in a cooperative mammal. Molecular Ecology. 2012. 21(11): 2788-2804.

English, S., A.W. Bateman and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Lifetime growth in wild meerkats: incorporating life history and environmental factors into a standard growth model. Oecologia. 2012. 169(1): 143-153.


English, S., S. Nakagawa and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Consistent individual differences in cooperative behaviour in meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2010. 23(8): 1597-1604.


Madden, J.R., H.P. Kunc, S. English and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Why do meerkat pups stop begging? Animal Behaviour. 2009. 78(1): 85-89.

Madden, J.R., H.P. Kunc, S. English, M.B. Manser and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Do meerkat (Suricata suricatta) pups exhibit strategic begging behaviour and so exploit adults that feed at relatively high rates? Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology. 2009. 63(9):1259-1268.

Madden, J.R., H.P. Kunc, S. English, T.H. Clutton-Brock and M.B. Manser. Calling in the gap: competition or cooperation in littermates’ begging behaviour? Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2009. 276(1660): 1255-1262.


English, S., J.R. Madden, H.P. Kunc and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Sex differences in responsiveness to begging in a cooperative mammal. Biology Letters. 2008. 4(4): 334-338.

Manser, M.B., H.P. Kunc, J.R. Madden, S. English and T.H. Clutton-Brock. Signals of need in a cooperatively breeding mammal with mobile offspring. Animal Behaviour. 2008. 76(6): 1805-1813.


Cant, M.A. and S. English. Stable group size in cooperative breeders: the role of inheritance and reproductive skew. Behavioural Ecology. 2006. 17(4): 560-568.

Cant, M.A., S. English, H. K. Reeve and J. Field (2006) Escalated conflict in a social hierarchy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2006. 273(1604): 2977-2984.