Capturing the superorganism: a formal theory of group adaptation.

Abstract

Adaptation is conventionally regarded as occurring at the level of the individual organism. However, in recent years there has been a revival of interest in the possibility for group adaptations and superorganisms. Here, we provide the first formal theory of group adaptation. In particular: (1) we clarify the distinction between group selection and group… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01681.x

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