Critical interplay between density-dependent predation and evolution of the selfish herd

@inproceedings{Olson2013CriticalIB,
  title={Critical interplay between density-dependent predation and evolution of the selfish herd},
  author={Randal S. Olson and David B. Knoester and Christoph Adami},
  booktitle={GECCO '13},
  year={2013}
}
Animal grouping behaviors have been widely studied due to their implications for understanding social intelligence, collective cognition, and potential applications in engineering, artificial intelligence, and robotics. An important biological aspect of these studies is discerning which selection pressures favor the evolution of grouping behavior. The selfish herd hypothesis states that concentrated groups arise because prey selfishly attempt to place their conspecifics between themselves and… 

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