2nd IAST Distinguished Lecture

The second Lecture held on November 21, 2013, at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole.

Tim CLUTTON-BROCK, Zoologist from Cambridge University, talked on

"The Origins of Society"

Tim Clutton Brock's Interview


Introduction by Paul Seabright


Abstract: Although ecologists have traditionally treated animal populations as if they consisted of random collections of individuals, many vertebrates live in highly structured societies whose characteristics have profound effects on ecological and evolutionary processes. This lecture describes the diversity of mammalian societies; their effects on the characteristics of females and males; and the evolution of cooperation in humans and other animals.

The Lecture Recording

in english

in french


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