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Chronology, causes and progression of the Messinian salinity crisis
The Messinian salinity crisis is widely regarded as one of the most dramatic episodes of oceanic change of the past 20 or so million years (refs 1–3). Earliest explanations were that extremely thick…
Costs and limits of phenotypic plasticity.
A theory of group selection.
- D. Wilson
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
A simple model shows that within organisms possessing a dispersal phase the processes of mating, competition, feeding, and predation are often carried out within "trait-groups," defined as populations enclosed in areas smaller than the boundaries of the deme.
Machiavellianism: a synthesis of the evolutionary and psychological literatures.
Human evolutionary psychology and evolutionary game theory provide useful frameworks for thinking about behavioral strategies, such as Machiavellianism, and identify a large number of specific hypotheses that have not yet been tested by personality and social psychologists.
Artificial ecosystem selection.
It is shown that the properties of whole ecosystems can also be shaped by artificial selection procedures, demonstrating an important role for complex interactions in evolution and challenging a widespread belief that selection is most effective at lower levels of the biological hierarchy.
The Juan de Fuca plate and slab: isochron structure and Cenozoic plate motions
- D. Wilson
Complex foraging polymorphism in bluegill sunfish.
- T. Ehlinger, D. Wilson
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 March 1988
Adaptive intraspecific variation in morphology and foraging behaviors within single lakes appears to make individual fish specialized for feeding in either the littoral or open-water habitat.
Can altruism evolve in purely viscous populations?
A computer simulation model of ‘pure’ population viscosity is analysed, in which offspring are always deposited close to parents and no global mixing stage exists, which generates a high coefficient of relatedness among interacting individuals.
Population viscosity and the evolution of altruism.
A class of models is presented in which population density is permitted to fluctuate, so that patches of altruists are supported at a higher density than patches of non-altruists, and under these conditions, population viscosity can support the selection of both weak and strong altruism.