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  • Burton-Chellew, M. N., El Mouden, C. and West, S. A. (2016). Conditional cooperation and confusion in public-goods experiments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(5): 1291-1296.
  • Smith, J. E., Gavrilets, S., Borgorhoff-Mulder, M., Hooper, P. L., El Mouden, C., Nettle, D., Huart, C., Hill, K., Perry, S., Pusey, A., van Vugt, M., and Alden-Smith,E. (2016). Leadership in mammalian societies: emergence, distribution, power, and payoff. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31(1): 54-66.
  • El Mouden, C., André, J-B., Morin, O. and Nettle, D. (2014). Cultural transmission and the evolution of human behaviour: A general approach based on the Price equation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27(2):231-241.
  • Kacelnik, A. and El Mouden, C. (2013). Triumphs and Trials of the Risk paradigm. Animal Behaviour. 86:1117-1129.
  • Verbruggen, E., El Mouden, C., Jansa, J., Akkermans, G., Bücking, H., West, S.A. & Kiers, E.T. (2012) Spatial structure and inter-specific cooperation: theory and an empirical test using the mycorrhizal mutualism. American Naturalist 179, E133-E146.
  • Leggett, H.C., El Mouden, C., Wild, G. & West, S.A. (2012) Promiscuity and the evolution of cooperative breeding. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B.
  • El Mouden, C. (2012) Life: social to its core. Evolution and Human Behaviour. 33(1), 79-80
  • Harrison, E. H. & El Mouden, C., (2011) Exploring the effects of working for endowments on behaviour in standard economic games. PLoS ONE 6: e27623.
  • Abbot P, Abe J, Alcock J, Alizon S, Alpedrinha JAC, Andersson M, Andre J-B, van Baalen M, Balloux F, Balshine S, Barton N, Beukeboom LW, Biernaskie JM, Bilde T, Borgia G, Breed M, Brown S, Bshary R, Buckling A, Burley NT, Burton-Chellew MN, Cant MA, Chapuisat M, Charnov EL, Clutton-Brock T, Cockburn A, Cole BJ, Colegrave N, Cosmides L, Couzin ID, Coyne JA, Creel S, Crespi B, Curry RL, Dall SRX, Day T, Dickinson JL, Dugatkin LA, El Mouden C, Emlen ST, Evans J, Ferriere R, Field J, Foitzik S, Foster K, Foster WA, Fox C, Gadau J, Gandon S, Gardner A, Gardner MG, Getty T, Goodisman MAD, Grafen A, Grosberg R, Grozinger CM, Gouyon PH, Gwynne D,  Harvey PH, Hatchwell BJ, Heinze J, Helantera H, Helms KR, Hill K, Jiricny N, Johnstone RA, Kacelnik A, Kiers ET, Kokko H, Komdeur J, Korb J, Kronauer D, Kümmerli R, Lehmann L, Linksvayer TA, Lion S, Lyon B, Marshall JAR, McElreath R, Michalakis Y, Michod RE, Mock D, Monnin T, Montgomerie R, Moore AJ, Mueller UG, Noë R, Okasha S, Pamilo P, Parker GA, Pedersen JS, Pen I, Pfennig D, Queller DC, Rankin DJ, Reece SE, Reeve HK, Reuter M, Roberts G, Robson SKA, Roze D, Rousset F, Rueppell O, Sachs JL, Santorelli L, Schmid-Hempel P, Schwarz MP, Scott-Phillips T, Shellmann-Sherman J, Sherman PW, Shuker DM, Smith J, Spagna JC, Strassmann B, Suarez AV, Sundström L, Taborsky M, Taylor P, Thompson G, Tooby J, Tsutsui ND, Tsuji K, Turillazzi S, Úbeda F, Vargo EL, Voelkl B, Wenseleers T, West SA, West-Eberhard MJ, Westneat DF, Wiernasz DC, Wild G, Wrangham R, Young AJ, Zeh DW, Zeh JA & Zink A (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471, E1-E4.
  • West SA, El Mouden C & Gardner A (2011) Sixteen common misconceptions about the evolution of cooperation in humans. Evolution and Human Behavior 32, 231-262.
  • El Mouden C, West SA & Gardner A (2010) The enforcement of cooperation by policing. Evolution 64, 2139-2152.
  • El Mouden C & Gardner A (2008) Nice natives and mean migrants: the evolution of dispersal-dependent social behaviour in viscous populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 1480-1491.

Book Chapters


  • El Mouden, C. (2014). The sciences of risk: implications for regulation of the financial sector. A report published by Oxford Risk and INET.