Life history, habitat saturation and the evolution of fecundity and survival altruism.

Abstract

Hamilton's rule provides a general description of the conditions for the evolution of altruism. But altruism can take different forms depending on which life-history trait is affected by the helping behavior (fecundity vs. survival helping). In particular, these different forms of helping may have very different demographic consequences, which may feed back… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00933.x

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