Updated December 2013


University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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New stuff just published 2013 or in press for 2014:

Jokela M, Alvergne A, Rotkirch A, Rickard IJ, Lummaa V 2014 Associations between family size and offspring education depend on aspects of parental personality. Personality and Individual Differences 58: 95-100. PDF

Nenko I, Hayward AD, Lummaa V 2014 The effect of socio-economic status and food availability on first birth interval in a preindustrial human population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281 (1775). PDF

Nitsch, A, Faurie C, Lummaa V 2014 Alloparenting in humans: fitness consequences of aunts and uncles on survival in historical Finland. Behavioral Ecology, accepted.

Störmer C, Lummaa V 2014 Increased mortality exposure within the family rather than individual mortality experiences trigger faster life-history strategies in historic human populations. Plos One, in press.

Bolund E, Bouwhui S, Pettay JE, Lummaa V 2013 Divergent selection on, but no genetic conflict over, female and male timing and rate of reproduction in a human population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1772), 20132002. PDF

Courtiol A, Rickard IJ, Lummaa V, Prentice A, Fulford A, Stearns SC 2013 The demographic transition influences variance in fitness and selection on height and BMI in rural Gambia. Current Biology 23(10): 884-889. PDF

Gillespie DOS, Russell AF, Lummaa V 2013 The effect of maternal age and reproductive history on offspring survival and lifetime reproduction in pre-industrial humans. Evolution 67: 1964-1974. PDF

Hayward AD, Lummaa V 2013 Testing the evolutionary basis of the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis in a preindustrial human population. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 106–117. PDF

Hayward AD, Rickard IJ & Lummaa V 2013 The influence of early-life nutrition on mortality and reproductive success during a subsequent famine in a pre-industrial population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of U.S.A.110: 13886-13891. PDF

Helle S, Lummaa V 2013 A trade-off between having many sons and shorter maternal post-reproductive survival in preindustrial Finland. Biology Letters, 9: 20130034. PDF

Liu J, Lummaa V: 2013 An evolutionary approach to change of fertility-status relationship in human fertility transition. Behavioral Ecology, available online. PDF

Lummaa V 2013 Human behavioral ecology. In Princeton Guide to Evolution Edited by Losos, J et al. Princeton University Press, in press.

Maklakov AA, Lummaa V 2013 Evolution of sex differences in lifespan and ageing: causes and constraints. BioEssays 35: 717-724. PDF

Mumby HS, Courtiol A, Mar KU, Lummaa V 2013 Climatic variation and age-specific survival in Asian elephants from Myanmar. Ecology 94: 1131-114. PDF

Mumby HS, Courtiol A, Mar KU, Lummaa V 2013 Birth seasonality and calf mortality in a large population of Asian elephants. Ecology & Evolution 3: 3794--3803. PDF

Nitsch A, Faurie C, Lummaa V 2013 Are elder siblings helpers or competitors? Antagonistic fitness effects of sibling interactions in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1750). PDF

Pettay JE, Rotkirch A, Courtiol A, Jokela M, Lummaa V 2013 Effects of remarriage after widowhood on long-term fitness in a monogamous historical human population. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, available online. PDF