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Mini-Symposium DEPE PhD Students

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Presented by : Charlotte-Anaïs Olivier, Sthandiwe Nomthandazo Kanyile and Anna Kondratyeva
Date : Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:00-14:30
Place : Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey, bât 1

13:00-13:20 : Charlotte-Anaïs Olivier

Intra-Specific Variation in Mammalian Social Organisation

Intra-specific variation in social organisation (IVSO) is common but has been ignored in previous comparative studies about social evolution. Elephant shrews have been regarded as the only mammalian order where all species are monogamous. Taking IVSO into account I show here in phylogenetically controlled analysis that elephant shrews have a flexible form of social organisation and cannot be called monogamous.

13:20-13:40 : Sthandiwe Nomthandazo Kanyile, University of Main

The behavioural ecology of bachelor male groups in the African striped mouse, Rhabdomys pumilio

Males of the African striped mouse may adopt one of three known alternative reproductive tactics. Additionally, males sharing one nest without a female, so called “bachelor groups”, have been observed to occur sporadically in a Succulent Karoo population. This study aimed to unravel how these groups form, their function, and if they possibly represent a 4th alternative reproductive tactic in striped mice.

13:40-14:00 : Anna Kondratyeva