The wild life of female promiscuity and the evolution of family living

A mystery of evolution – that is, why animals cooperate when cheating helps the fittest survive – is being addressed thanks to new wildlife funding that could explain the origins of family living. Mr Tom Botterill-James from the University of Tasmania’s School of Biological Sciences, is investigating how female promiscuity and a changing environment influences conflict in families of lizards. And his results may extend to other species.

Read more in our media release.