Dieter Lukas

     Causes and consequences of sociality
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1) How did our findings make it into the press?


The topic probably helped:

Infanticide in mammals

Huchard_Baboonfight

SEX + VIOLENCE!



However:
I had another paper earlier this year with the following topic:

Allonursing in mammals
Thornton_Meerkats
HELPING + CUTE BABIES!


Both papers have a topic that most people have strong opinions about


What happened?



Infanticide in mammals

Huchard_Baboonfight
Sex + Violence

PRESS? YES!
Allonursing in mammals
Thornton_Meerkats
Helping + Cute babies

PRESS? ZERO!


Difference? ME!

Publish + Explain Publish + Forget



Consequence?


My friends/collaborators contacted me
Colleagues commented
My parents knew about it
2300 pdf downloads


Officemate said congrats on acceptance
No idea whether colleagues read it
My family had no idea
130 pdf downloads





Main message
Writing the paper is not the last task! If I want to share it with an audience, there's more to do.




Continue to part 2 to find out what I did to explain the infanticide paper.







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