A reduced propensity to cooperate under enhanced exploitation risk in a social mammal.

@article{Ferrari2016ARP,
  title={A reduced propensity to cooperate under enhanced exploitation risk in a social mammal.},
  author={Manuela Ferrari and Anna K Lindholm and Barbara K{\"o}nig},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={283 1830}
}
Conditional adjustment of cooperativeness to the expected pay-off might be a useful strategy to avoid being exploited in public good situations. Parental care provided towards all offspring in a communal nest (containing offspring of several females) resembles a public good. Females indiscriminately caring for all young share the costs equally, but the pay-off may vary depending on their contribution to the joint nest (number of own offspring). Females with fewer offspring in the joint nest… CONTINUE READING
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