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The strategic revolution
(2016-09-08) - Journal item,
More on the genetical theory of multilevel selection
(2015) - Journal item,
In my article The genetical theory of multilevel selection, I provided a synthesis of the theory of multilevel selection (MLS) and the theory of natural selection in class-structured populations. I framed this synthesis ...
Sexual selection modulates genetic conflicts and patterns of genomic imprinting
(2017-01-16) - Journal article,
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in linking the theories of kin selection and sexual selection. In particular, there is a growing appreciation that kin selection, arising through demographic factors such as ...
The ecology of sex explains patterns of helping in arthropod societies
(2016-08) - Journal article,
Across arthropod societies, sib-rearing (e.g. nursing or nest defence) may be provided by females, by males or by both sexes. According to Hamilton's ‘haplodiploidy hypothesis’, this diversity reflects the relatedness ...
The genetical theory of multi-level selection
(2015-02) - Journal article,
The theory of multi-level selection (MLS) is beset with conceptual difficulties. Whilst it is widely agreed that covariance between group trait and group fitness may arise in the natural world and drive a response to “group ...
Mother and offspring in conflict : why not?
(2015-03-18) - Journal item,
Simultaneous failure of two sex-allocation invariants : implications for sex-ratio variation within and between populations
(2015-07) - Journal article,
Local mate competition (LMC) occurs when male relatives compete for mating opportunities, and may favour the evolution of female-biased sex allocation. LMC theory is among the most well-developed and empirically-supported ...
(2015-08) - Journal item,
The first American Naturalist appeared in March 1867. In a countdown to the 150th anniversary, the editors have solicited short commentaries on articles from the past that deserve a second look.
The constant philopater hypothesis : a new life history invariant for dispersal evolution
(2016-01) - Journal article,
Surprising invariance relationships have emerged from the study of social interaction, whereby a cancelling-out of multiple partial effects of genetic, ecological or demographic parameters means that they have no net impact ...
Sex ratios, virginity and local resource enhancement in a quasisocial parasitoid
(2016-05) - Journal item,
Sclerodermus harmandi is an economically beneficial species of parasitoid wasp that also has an unusual level of sociality: groups of female foundresses reproduce on a single host and exhibit cooperative post-ovipositional ...