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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 ...
Misconceptions on the application of biological market theory to the mycorrhizal symbiosis
(2016-05-04) - Journal item,
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 ...
Presence of a loner strain maintains cooperation and diversity in well-mixed bacterial communities
(2016-01-13) - Journal article,
Cooperation and diversity abound in nature despite cooperators risking exploitation from defectors and superior competitors displacing weaker ones. Understanding the persistence of cooperation and diversity is therefore a ...
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 ...
The major evolutionary transitions in individuality
(2015-08) - Journal article,
The evolution of life on earth has been driven by a small number of major evolutionary transitions. These have been characterized by individuals that could previously replicate independently, cooperating to form a new, ...