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Social bet-hedging in vampire bats

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Helping kin or nonkin can provide direct fitness benefits, but helping kin also benefits indirect fitness. Why then should organisms invest in cooperative partnerships with nonkin, if kin relationships are available and more beneficial? One explanation is that a kin-limited support network is too small and risky. Even if additional weaker partnerships reduce immediate net cooperative returns, individuals extending cooperation to nonkin can maintain a larger social network which reduces the po...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsbl.2017.0112

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Department:
Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
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Publisher:
Royal Society
Journal:
Biology Letters More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
5
Article number:
20170112
Publication date:
2017-05-24
Acceptance date:
2017-05-02
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Language:
English
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pubs:697701
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uuid:fe387040-7dbe-4a11-809b-5d6ca6ef3abc
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pubs:697701
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697701
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2017-06-21

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