The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments.

  title={The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments.},
  author={Peter Nonacs and Reinmar Hager},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={86 2},
A major evolutionary question is how reproductive sharing arises in cooperatively breeding species despite the inherent reproductive conflicts in social groups. Reproductive skew theory offers one potential solution: each group member gains or is allotted inclusive fitness equal to or exceeding their expectation from reproducing on their own. Unfortunately, a multitude of skew models with conflicting predictions has led to confusion in both testing and evaluating skew theory. The confusion… CONTINUE READING

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