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Dr Dominic Cram

Dr Dominic Cram
T23
Office Phone: 01223 (3)36673

Research Group

Large Animal Research Group:
Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

I am a behavioural ecologist with a broad interest in reproduction, sociality, and health. I am particularly interested in links between reproductive decisions and physiological ageing, and I study these links in a range of wild social species.

Key Publications


  1. Cram D, Blount J, York J & Young A (2015) Immune response in a wild bird is predicted by oxidative status, but does not cause oxidative stress. PloS One LINK
  2. Cram D, Blount J & Young A (2015) Oxidative status and social dominance in a wild cooperative breeder. Functional Ecology LINK
  3. Tobias J, Planque R, Cram D & Seddon N (2014) Species interactions and the structure of complex communication networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences LINK
  4. Harrison X, York J, Cram D & Young A (2013) Extra‐group mating increases inbreeding risk in a cooperatively breeding bird. Molecular Ecology LINK
  5. Harrison X, York J, Cram D, Hares M & Young A (2013) Complete reproductive skew within white-browed sparrow weaver groups despite outbreeding opportunities for subordinates of both sexes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology LINK
  6. Cole E, Cram D & Quinn D (2011) Individual variation in spontaneous problem-solving performance among wild great tits. Animal Behaviour LINK