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Honest signaling and the double counting of inclusive fitness

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Inclusive fitness requires a careful accounting of all the fitness effects of a particular behaviour. Verbal arguments can potentially exaggerate the inclusive fitness consequences of behaviour by including the fitness of relatives that was not caused by that behaviour, leading to error. We show how this this ‘double counting’ error can arise, with a recent example from the signalling literature. In particular, we examine the recent debate over whether parental divorce increases parent-offspr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/evl3.138

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9588-7729
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Evolution Letters More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
5
Pages:
428-433
Publication date:
2019-09-04
Acceptance date:
2019-08-14
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EISSN:
2056-3744
Language:
English
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pubs:1045651
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uuid:7fe41d3b-e5ec-40ba-bd79-ca3b866bcffc
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pubs:1045651
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1045651
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2019-08-15

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