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Sex-biased dispersal of adults mediates the evolution of altruism among juveniles.

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Population viscosity has been proposed as an important mechanism for the evolution of cooperation. The idea is that if individuals do not disperse far during the course of their lives, they will tend to interact with their genealogical relatives, which may give kin-selected benefits for cooperation. However, in the simplest model of population structure, the evolution of cooperation is unaffected by the rate of dispersal, owing to dispersal also mediating competition between social partners. ...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.09.028

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
262
Issue:
2
Pages:
339-345
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:c872c2bd-0e51-444f-81e3-8ae19f00d8cb
Source identifiers:
209467
Local pid:
pubs:209467

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