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How mistakes are made when choosing a mate

According to evolutionary theory, animals should try to find the fittest mate with the best genes to pass on to their offspring. But over the past few years, a growing number of exceptions to this rule have emerged. Research carried out by Dr Carl Soulsbury illustrates how young female black...

Life Sciences lecturer to feature in New Scientist

New lecturer at the School of Life Sciences, Dr Carl Soulsbury, is to feature in the New Scientist’s December edition. Dr Soulsbury’s research focuses on life history strategies and his work with black grouse will be used to illustrate the perils of sexual selection in nature, based on the...