Can altruism evolve in purely viscous populations?

@article{Wilson2005CanAE,
  title={Can altruism evolve in purely viscous populations?},
  author={David Sloan Wilson and Gregory B. Pollock and Lee Alan Dugatkin},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={331-341}
}
Limited dispersal is often thought to facilitate the evolution of altruism by increasing the degree of relatedness among interacting individuals. Limited dispersal can have additional effects, however, such as local population regulation, that inhibits the evolution of altruism. Many models of structured populations assume that a viscous stage of the life cycle alternates with a global mixing stage, which allows the advantages of interactions among close relatives without the disadvantages of… CONTINUE READING
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