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Dr Jack Thorley

Postdoctoral Associate
Research Associate

Jack Thorley researches the ecology and evolution of cooperative breeding in mammals. Through targeted studies of Damaraland mole-rats and meerkats, and broader comparative work across the mammalian radiation, he investigates how cooperative breeding influences individual life history trajectories: patterns of development, growth, reproduction, survival, and longevity.

Academic interests

Jack Thorley’s academic interests include:

  • The structure of  mammalian societies
  • Ageing in natural populations of mammals.

Degrees obtained

  • BSc.
  • MSc.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Other interests

Cricket, football, birdwatching, bouldering.

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