Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health

Alvergne, A. (2015) Evolutionary MedicineInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edn. 

Alvergne, A. Faurie, C. & Jenkinson, C. (2016) Evolutionary thinking in medicine: from research to policy and practice. Springer. 

Alvergne, A.,  Vlajic Wheeler, Marija., Hogqvist Tabor, V.  (2018) Do sexually transmitted infections exacerbate negative premenstrual symptoms? Insights from digital health. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, eoy018 (Open access)

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Evolutionary Nutritional Ecology

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Reproductive Ecology

Alvergne, A.,  Hogqvist Tabor, V.  (2018) Is female health cyclical? Evolutionary perspectives on menstruation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution; 33:399–414.

Alvergne, A., Stevens, R., Gurmu, E. (2017) Side effects and the need for secrecy: characterising discontinuation of modern contraception and its causes in Ethiopia using mixed methods. BMC Contraception and Reproductive Medicine. PDF

Alvergne, A. (2016) Do women’s period really synch when they spend time together? The Conversation. 

Alvergne, A. & Lummaa, V. (2014) Ecological variation in wealth–fertility relationships in Mongolia: the “central theoretical problem of sociobiology” not a problem after all? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1796), 20141733  PDF 

Alvergne, A., Lawson, D., Clarke, P., Mace, R. (2013) Fertility, parental investment and the early adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia. American Journal of Human Biology, 25(1), 107-115 PDF 

Lawson, D., Alvergne, A., Gibson, M. (2012) The life-history trade-off between fertility and child survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, rspb20121635  PDF 

Mace, R., Alvergne, A. (2012) Female reproductive competition within families in rural Gambia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences,0.1098/rspb.2011.2424  PDF 

Alvergne, A., Faurie, C., Raymond, M. (2009). Father–offspring resemblance predicts paternal investment in humans. Animal Behaviour, 78: 61-69 PDF 

Alvergne, A., Faurie, C., Raymond, M. (2009). Variation in testosterone levels and male reproductive effort: insight from a polygynous human population. Hormones and Behavior, 56, 494-497 PDF 


Cultural Evolution

Billiard, S., Alvergne, A. (2018) Stochasticity in cultural evolution: a revolution yet to happen. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 40 (1):9 PDF

Alvergne, A., Gurmu, E., Gibson, M., Mace, R. (2011) Social transmission and the spread of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 6(7) PDF 



Voinson, M., Billiard, S., Alvergne, A. (2015) Beyond rational decision-making: modelling the influence of cognitive biases on the dynamics of vaccination coverage. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142990  PDF

Voinson, M., Alvergne, A., Billiard, A. Smadi, C.  Stochastic Dynamics of An Epidemics with Recurrent Spillovers from an Endemic Reservoir.2018. Journal of Theoretical Biology. PDF