Huchard elise
Chargé(e) de recherche CNRS

I am interested in the evolution of mammalian social and mating systems. At the interface between sexual and kin selection, a major axis of my work explores the genetic causes and consequences of reproductive, social and life history strategies in mammalian societies using observational and experimental data, mostly in the context of long-term, individually-based studies in natural populations. I sometimes use quantitative genetics and comparative approaches, and have as main models the Tsaobis baboons (from Namibia), the Kirindy mouse lemurs (from Madagascar), the Kalahari meerkats (from South Africa) and the Bakoumba mandrills (from Gabon).

  1. Huchard E, English S, Thavarajah N, Bell M, Clutton-Brock T. 2016. Competitive growth in a cooperative mammal. Nature, 533: 532-534.
  2. Lukas D & Huchard E. 2014. The evolution of infanticide by males in mammalian societies. Science, 346: 841-844.
  3. Huchard E, Charmantier A, English S, Bateman A. & Clutton-Brock TH. Additive genetic variance and developmental plasticity in growth trajectories in a wild cooperative mammal. J. Evol. Biol., 27, 1893-1904.
  4. Clutton-Brock T & Huchard E. 2013. Social competition and selection in males and females. Trans. R. Soc. B 368: 20130074.
  5. Huchard E, Courtiol A., Benavides JA, Knapp LA, Raymond M & Cowlishaw G. 2009. Can fertility signals lead to quality signals? Insights from the evolution of primate sexual swellings, Roy. Soc. B. 276: 1889.