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Source-sink cooperation dynamics constrain institutional evolution in a group-structured society

  title={Source-sink cooperation dynamics constrain institutional evolution in a group-structured society},
  author={Laurent H'ebert-Dufresne and Timothy M. Waring and Guillaume St‐Onge and Meredith T. Niles and Laura Kati Corlew and Matthew P. Dube and Stephanie J. Miller and Nicholas J. Gotelli and Brian J. McGill},
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne,1, 2, 3, ∗ Timothy M. Waring,4, 5, ∗ Guillaume St-Onge,3, 6 Meredith T. Niles,7 Laura Kati Corlew,8 Matthew P. Dube,9 Stephanie J. Miller,10 Nicholas Gotelli,11 and Brian J. McGill10, 5 Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont, Burlington VT, USA Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont, Burlington VT, USA Département de physique, de génie physique et d’optique, Université Laval, Québec (Québec), Canada, G1V 0A6 School of Economics, University… Expand

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