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The Efficacy of Group Selection is Increased by Coexistence Dynamics within Groups

@inproceedings{Powers2008TheEO,
  title={The Efficacy of Group Selection is Increased by Coexistence Dynamics within Groups},
  author={Simon T. Powers and Alexandra S. Penn and Richard A. Watson},
  booktitle={ALIFE},
  year={2008}
}
Selection on the level of loosely associated groups has been suggested as a route towards the evolution of cooperation between individuals and the subsequent formation of higher-level biological entities. Such group selection explanations remain problematic, however, due to the narrow range of parameters under which they can overturn within-group selection that favours selfish behaviour. In principle, individual selection could act on such parameters so as to strengthen the force of between… 

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