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dc.contributor.authorTwyman, Kalyani Z.
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Andy
dc.identifier.citationTwyman , K Z & Gardner , A 2023 , ' Kin selection of time travel : the social evolutionary causes and consequences of dormancy ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences , vol. 290 , no. 2006 , 20231247 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9239-0901/work/142499531
dc.descriptionFunding: This work was funded by the School of Biology, University of St Andrews (KZT) and the European Research Council (grant no. 771387; AG).en
dc.description.abstractA basic mechanism of kin selection is limited dispersal, whereby individuals remain close to their place of origin such that even indiscriminate social interaction tends to modify the fitness of genealogical kin. Accordingly, the causes and consequences of dispersal have received an enormous amount of attention in the social evolution literature. This work has focused on dispersal of individuals in space, yet similar logic should apply to dispersal of individuals in time (e.g. dormancy). We investigate how kin selection drives the evolution of dormancy and how dormancy modulates the evolution of altruism. We recover dormancy analogues of key results that have previously been given for dispersal, showing that: (1) kin selection favours dormancy as a means of relaxing competition between relatives; (2) when individuals may adjust their dormancy behaviour to local density, they are favoured to do so, resulting in greater dormancy in high-density neighbourhoods and a concomitant ‘constant non-dormant principle’; (3) when dormancy is constrained to be independent of density, there is no relationship between the rate of dormancy and the evolutionary potential for altruism; and (4) when dormancy is able to evolve in a density-dependent manner, a greater potential for altruism is expected in populations with lower dormancy.
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciencesen
dc.subjectKin selectionen
dc.subjectPopulation viscosityen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleKin selection of time travel : the social evolutionary causes and consequences of dormancyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Bioinformatics Uniten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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