Evolution in group-structured populations can resolve the tragedy of the commons.

@article{Killingback2006EvolutionIG,
  title={Evolution in group-structured populations can resolve the tragedy of the commons.},
  author={Timothy P Killingback and J. Mike Bieri and Thomas Flatt},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1593},
  pages={1477-81}
}
Public goods are the key features of all human societies and are also important in many animal societies. Collaborative hunting and collective defence are but two examples of public goods that have played a crucial role in the development of human societies and still play an important role in many animal societies. Public goods allow societies composed largely of cooperators to outperform societies composed mainly of non-cooperators. However, public goods also provide an incentive for… CONTINUE READING

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