Mirkka Lahdenperä
Post-doctoral researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)

mirkka.lahdenpera@utu.fi
Vesilinnantie 5
Turku





Areas of expertise
evolutionary ecology, life history, co-operation, conflict, kin effects, evolution of longevity, post-reproductive lifespan

Research

My research focuses on
evolutionary ecology and conservation related topics in Asian elephants and
humans. I’m especially interested in evolution of (post-reproductive)longevity
and co-operative breeding in elephants, humans and other long-lived species. 



Publications
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Demographic and evolutionary trends in ovarian function and aging (2019)
Human Reproduction Update
Laisk T., Tšuiko O., Jatsenko T., Hõrak P., Otala M., Lahdenperä M., Lummaa V., Tuuri T., Salumets A., Tapanainen J.S.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Investigating changes within the handling system of the largest semi-captive population of Asian elephants (2019)
PLoS ONE
Jennie A. H. Crawley, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Martin W. Seltmann, Win Htut, Htoo Htoo Aung, Kyaw Nyein, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Limits to Fitness Benefits of Prolonged Post-reproductive Lifespan in Women (2019)
Current Biology
Chapman SN, Pettay JE, Lummaa V, Lahdenperä M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Males have more aggressive and less sociable personalities than females in semi-captive Asian elephants (2019)
Scientific Reports
Martin W. Seltmann, Samuli Helle, Win Htut, Mirkka Lahdenperä
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Differences in age-specific mortality between wild-caught and captive-born Asian elephants (2018)
Nature Communications
Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U. Mar, Alexandre Courtiol, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effects of female reproductive competition on birth rate and reproductive scheduling in a historical human population (2018)
Behavioral Ecology
Jenni E Pettay, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Anna Rotkirch, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Evaluating the personality structure of semi-captive Asian elephants living in their natural habitat (2018)
Royal Society Open Science
Seltmann M, Helle S, Adams MJ, Mar KU, Lahdenpera M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Grandmotherhood across the demographic transition (2018)
PLoS ONE
Simon N. Chapman, Jenni E. Pettay, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Grandmother Hypothesis (2018) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science Mirkka Lahdenperä, Antti O. Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka
(
A3 Book chapter)

Limited support for the X-linked grandmother hypothesis in pre-industrial Finland (2018)
Biology Letters
Chapman Simon N., Pettay Jenni E., Lummaa Virpi, Lahdenperä Mirkka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Changes in Length of Grandparenthood in Finland 1790-1959 (2017)
Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
Simon N. Chapman, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Jenni E. Pettay, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Is bigger better? The relationship between size and reproduction in female Asian elephants (2017)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
J.A.H. Crawley, H.S. Mumby, S.N. Chapman, M. Lahdenperä, K.U. Mar, W. HTut, A. Thura Soe, H.H. Aung, V. Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Costly reproductive competition between co-resident females in humans (2016)
Behavioral Ecology
Jenni E. Pettay, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Anna Rotkirch, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Nearby grandmother enhances calf survival and reproduction in Asian elephants (2016)
Scientific Reports
Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U. Mar, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Short-term and delayed effects of mother death on calf mortality in Asian elephants (2016)
Behavioral Ecology
Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U. Mar, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Early reproductive investment, senescence and lifetime reproductive success in female Asian elephants (2014)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
A. D. Hayward, K. U. Mar, M. Lahdenperä, V. Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Personality and long-term reproductive success measured by the number of grandchildren (2014)
Evolution and Human Behavior
Venla Berg, Virpi Lummaa, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Anna Rotkirch, Markus Jokela
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Reproductive cessation and post-reproductive lifespan in Asian elephants and pre-industrial humans (2014)
Frontiers in Zoology
Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U Mar, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Causes and Correlates of Calf Mortality in Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) (2012)
PLoS ONE
Mar Khyne U, Lahdenperä Mirkka, Lummaa Virpi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Severe intergenerational reproductive conflict and the evolution of menopause (2012)
Ecology Letters
Lahdenperä Mirkka, Gillespie Duncan O S, Lummaa Virpi, Russell Andrew F
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-20-07 at 02:19