Kin and multilevel selection in social evolution: a never-ending controversy?

@inproceedings{Kramer2016KinAM,
  title={Kin and multilevel selection in social evolution: a never-ending controversy?},
  author={Jos Kramer and Jo{\"e}l Meunier},
  booktitle={F1000Research},
  year={2016}
}
Kin selection and multilevel selection are two major frameworks in evolutionary biology that aim at explaining the evolution of social behaviors. However, the relationship between these two theories has been plagued by controversy for almost half a century and debates about their relevance and usefulness in explaining social evolution seem to rekindle at regular intervals. Here, we first provide a concise introduction into the kin selection and multilevel selection theories and shed light onto… CONTINUE READING

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