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Natural selection of altruism in inelastic viscous homogeneous populations.

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Biological explanations are given of three main uninterpreted theoretical results on the selection of altruism in inelastic viscous homogeneous populations, namely that non-overlapping generations hinder the evolution of altruism, fecundity effects are more conducive to altruism than survival effects, and one demographic regime (so-called death-birth) permits altruism whereas another (so-called birth-death) does not. The central idea is 'circles of compensation', which measure how far the eff...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.01.021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
252
Issue:
4
Pages:
694-710
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:faa0c77b-a1d4-4bcc-8887-890180d6224d
Source identifiers:
209598
Local pid:
pubs:209598

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