Ecologist - Writer - Photographer


Jason Gilchrist


This section is dedicated to my research as an Ecologist. My research is driven by a motivation to better understand how the natural world works. Within ecology, I study various elements, including behaviour, behavioural ecology, conservation, evolution, physiology, and wildlife management (game management).

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Hot-off-the-press: A conservation assessment of Mungos mungo. From The Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Published online by South African National Biodiversity Institute and Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa.


Scientific paper published (Open Access) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder.

Scientific paper published (Open Access) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Explaining negative kin discrimination in a cooperative mammal society.

Click here to see list and links to: my scientific publications.