Ultimate causes and the evolution of altruism

Abstract

Reconciling the evolution of altruism with Darwinian natural selection is frequently presented as a fundamental problem in biology. In addition to an exponentially increasing literature on specific mechanisms that can permit altruism to evolve, there has been a recent trend to establish general principles to explain altruism in populations undergoing… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-1110-1

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