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The relation between R. A. Fisher’s sexy-son hypothesis and W. D. Hamilton’s greenbeard effect
(2018-05-03) - Journal article,
Recent years have seen a growing interest in the overlap between the theories of kin selection and sexual selection. One potential overlap is with regards to whether R. A. Fisher's “sexy‐son” hypothesis, concerning the ...
Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality : worker revolution
(2014-09) - Journal article,
Hamilton suggested that inflated relatedness between sisters promotes the evolution of eusociality in haplodiploid populations. Trivers and Hare observed that for this to occur, workers have to direct helping preferentially ...
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 ...
(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.
Intragenomic conflict over dispersal
(2015-09) - Journal article,
IIntragenomic conflict may arise when social partners are more related through one parent than the other, e.g. owing to individuals or gametes of one sex dispersing further prior to fertilization. In particular, genes ...
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 ...
Sex-biased dispersal, kin selection and the evolution of sexual conflict.
(2015-10) - Journal article,
There is growing interest in resolving the curious disconnect between the fields of kin selection and sexual selection. Rankin’s (2011, J Evol Biol 24, 71-81) theoretical study of the impact of kin selection on the evolution ...
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 ...
The strategic revolution
(2016-09-08) - Journal item,
Intragenomic conflict over soldier allocation in polyembryonic parasitoid wasps
(2016-02-18) - Journal article,
Understanding the selection pressures that have driven the evolution of sterile insect castes has been the focus of decades of intense scientific debate. An amenable empirical testbed for theory on this topic is provided ...