How can honest signalling evolve? The role of handicap principle

@article{Yachi1995HowCH,
  title={How can honest signalling evolve? The role of handicap principle},
  author={S. Yachi},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={262},
  pages={283 - 288}
}
  • S. Yachi
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
Handicap principle is now widely accepted as a mechanism for maintaining honest signalling. However, little attention has been paid to how honest signalling evolves in the first place. Using a model of predatorprey interaction with two levels of prey’s quality and signalling intensity, I examine the conditions for the evolution and maintenance of honest signalling and, in particular, elucidate the role of handicap principle. Major conclusions are as follows. 1. Prey’s honest signalling can be… Expand
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