By Lee Alan Dugatkin
Online game conception has revolutionized the research of animal habit. the elemental precept of evolutionary online game theory--that the tactic followed through one person is dependent upon the recommendations exhibited by way of others--has confirmed a robust software in uncovering the forces shaping another way mysterious behaviors. during this quantity, the 1st given that 1982 dedicated to evolutionary online game concept, prime researchers describe purposes of the speculation to varied varieties of habit, delivering an summary of modern discoveries and a synthesis of present learn. the quantity starts off with a transparent creation to online game concept and its explanatory scope. this is often by means of a chain of chapters at the use of video game thought to appreciate more than a few behaviors: social foraging, cooperation, animal contests, verbal exchange, reproductive skew and nepotism inside teams, sibling competition, replacement life-histories, habitat choice, trophic-level interactions, studying, and human social habit. moreover, the amount encompasses a dialogue of the kinfolk between video game idea, optimality, and quantitative genetics, and an review of the general application of video game idea to the examine of social habit. provided in a fashion available to a person attracted to animal habit yet now not unavoidably informed within the arithmetic of video game conception, the ebook is meant for a large viewers of undergraduates, graduate scholars, biologists pursuing the evolutionary research of animal habit.
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