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How to measure group selection in real-world populations

  title={How to measure group selection in real-world populations},
  author={Simon T. Powers and Christopher Heys and Richard A. Watson},
Multilevel selection and the evolution of cooperation are fundamental to the formation of higher-level organisation and the evolution of biocomplexity, but such notions are controversial and poorly understood in natural populations. The theoretic principles of group selection are well developed in idealised models where a population is neatly divided into multiple semi-isolated sub-populations. But since such models can be explained by individual selection given the localised frequency… 

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