Temporal assortment of cooperators in the spatial prisoner’s dilemma

  title={Temporal assortment of cooperators in the spatial prisoner’s dilemma},
  author={Tim Johnson and Oleg Smirnov},
  journal={Communications Biology},
We study a spatial, one-shot prisoner’s dilemma (PD) model in which selection operates on both an organism’s behavioral strategy (cooperate or defect) and its decision of when to implement that strategy, which we depict as an organism’s choice of one point in time, out of a set of discrete time slots, at which to carry out its PD strategy. Results indicate selection for cooperators across various time slots and parameter settings, including parameter settings in which cooperation would not… 
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