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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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10.1002/ece3.206

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Ecology and evolution
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
515-524
Publication date:
2012-03-05
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EISSN:
2045-7758
ISSN:
2045-7758
URN:
uuid:ea4b410a-bf72-4371-97af-5a6da6e80670
Source identifiers:
344238
Local pid:
pubs:344238
Language:
English

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