Selected publications

Here are examples of recent publications that have been written by members of the group. For more comprehensive lists of publications, see the participants’ own web pages

Contucci P & Ghirlanda S (2007) "Modeling society with statistical mechanics: an application to cultural contact and immigration. Quality and Quantity 41, 569–578.

Enquist M, Eriksson K & Ghirlanda S (2007) "Critical social learning: a solution to Rogers’ paradox of non-adaptive culture" American Anthropologist, 109: 727-734

Enquist M & Ghirlanda S (2007) "Evolution of social learning does not explain the origin of human cumulative culture" Journal of Theoretical Biology 246, 129–135.

Enquist M, Ghirlanda S, Jarrick A & Wachtmeister C-A "Cultural capacities and the logic of cumulative cultural evolution" Submitted manuscript

Eriksson K, Enquist M, & Ghirlanda S "Conformist-biased social learning is maladaptive - if culture becomes accessible only through invention and social learning", submitted manuscript

Ghirlanda S & Enquist M (2007) "Cumulative culture and explosive demographic transitions" Quality & Quantity, 41, 581–600.

Ghirlanda S, Enquist M, & Nakamaru M (2006) "Cultural Evolution Develops Its Own Rules - The Rise of Conservatism and Persuasion" Current Anthropology, 47: 1027-1034

Kendal RL, Coolen I, van Bergen Y & Laland KN (2005) "Tradeoffs in the adaptive use of social and asocial learning." Advances in the Study of Behavior 35:333-379

Laland KN, Coolen I, & Kendal RL (2005) "Why not use public information?" Science 308:354

Laland KN & Janik VM (2006) "The animal cultures debate" Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21:542-547

Mesoudi A, Whiten A & Laland KN (2006) "Towards a unified science of cultural evolution" Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29:329-383