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Joint evolution of multiple social traits: a kin selection analysis

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General models of the evolution of cooperation, altruism and other social behaviours have focused almost entirely on single traits, whereas it is clear that social traits commonly interact. We develop a general kin-selection framework for the evolution of social behaviours in multiple dimensions. We show that whenever there are interactions among social traits new behaviours can emerge that are not predicted by one-dimensional analyses. For example, a prohibitively costly cooperative trait ca...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rspb.2009.1480

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Institution:
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Department:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Sam P. Brown
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Funding agency for:
Peter D. Taylor
Publisher:
Royal Society Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B Journal website
Volume:
277
Issue:
1680
Pages:
415-422
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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1471-2954
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uuid:fa0984d3-6259-426b-9600-720e5c72bcdb
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ora:3566

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