THE ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS OF ALTRUISM IN SPATIALLY HETEROGENEOUS POPULATIONS

@inproceedings{LeGalliard2003THEAD,
  title={THE ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS OF ALTRUISM IN SPATIALLY HETEROGENEOUS POPULATIONS},
  author={Jean‐François Le Galliard and R{\'e}gis Ferri{\`e}re and Ulf Dieckmann},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract We study the spatial adaptive dynamics of a continuous trait that measures individual investment in altruism. Our study is based on an ecological model of a spatially heterogeneous population from which we derive an appropriate measure of fitness. The analysis of this fitness measure uncovers three different selective processes controlling the evolution of altruism: the direct physiological cost, the indirect genetic benefits of cooperative interactions, and the indirect genetic costs… 

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