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Dr Dominic Cram

Dr Dominic Cram

Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 (3)31759

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

See my Google Scholar Profile for more details and my website for full open-access PDFs
  1. Cram D, Monaghan P, Gillespie R & Clutton-Brock T (2017) Effects of early-life competition and maternal nutrition on telomere lengths in wild meerkats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B PDF
  2. Cram D, Blount J, York J & Young A (2015) The oxidative costs of reproduction are group-size dependent in a wild cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B PDF
  3. 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
  4. Cram D, Blount J & Young A (2015) Oxidative status and social dominance in a wild cooperative breeder. Functional Ecology LINK
  5. 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
  6. Harrison X, York J, Cram D & Young A (2013) Extra‐group mating increases inbreeding risk in a cooperatively breeding bird. Molecular Ecology LINK
  7. 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
  8. Cole E, Cram D & Quinn D (2011) Individual variation in spontaneous problem-solving performance among wild great tits. Animal Behaviour LINK