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Life in space

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For nearly half a century, inclusive fitness theory has formed a bedrock of whole-organism biology. It has helped explain social behaviours across the tree of life, including, via the major transitions view of evolution, the history of life itself. However, some significant questions remain. In this thesis, I consider challenges at the frontiers of inclusive fitness, in time, theory, and space. Specifically: (i) I study the evolution of cooperation early in the history of life. I develop m...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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