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Garrett Hardin's tragedy of the commons is an analogy that shows how individuals driven by self-interest can end up destroying the resource upon which they all depend. The proposed solutions for… Continue Reading
The genetic basis of morphological traits in social insects remains largely unexplored. This is even true for individual body size, a key life-history trait. In the social insects, the size of… Continue Reading
We investigate the selective pressures on a social trait when evolution occurs in a population of constant size. We show that any social trait that is spiteful simultaneously qualifies as altruistic.… Continue Reading
In social insects, the emergence of multiple queening is linked to changes in a suite of traits such as the reproductive life span of queens, mating patterns and population structure. We investigated… Continue Reading
The evolution of eusociality, where some individuals altruistically forgo reproduction, poses a dilemma which can be solved by kin selection, i.e. by considering relatedness among cooperating… Continue Reading
In social insects, colonies may contain multiple reproductively active queens. This leads to potential conflicts over the apportionment of brood maternity, especially with respect to the production… Continue Reading
Sorting through the clutter to retain the big ideas.
Graduate student steps outside comfort zone.
Communicating science has its perks.