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Altruism and the evolution of resource generalism and specialism

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The evolution of resource specialism and generalism has attracted widespread interest. Evolutionary drivers affecting niche differentiation and resource specialization have focused on the role of trade-offs. Here, however, we explore how the role of cooperation, mediated through altruistic behaviors, and classic resource-consumer dynamics can influence the evolution of resource utilization. Using an evolutionary invasion approach, we investigate how critical thresholds in levels of altruism a...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/ece3.206

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
515-524
Publication date:
2012-03-05
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2045-7758
URN:
uuid:998d8c09-29ec-4288-b635-5f105a262535
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ora:6337
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English
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