Sociobiology

A branch of biology that attempts to explain animal behavior and social structures in terms of evolutionary advantage or strategy. It uses techniques… (More)
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2013
2013
The idea that bacteria are social is a popular concept with implications for understanding the ecology and evolution of microbes… (More)
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2006
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2006
INTRODUCTION At the most general level, questions about the relative rigidity or plasticity of animal communication systems are… (More)
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2006
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2006
A fundamental goal of sociobiology is to explain how complex social behaviour evolves, especially in social insects, the… (More)
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2005
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2005
To learn the evolutionary trajectories of caste differentiation in eusocial species is a major goal of sociobiology. We present… (More)
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2004
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2004
Gender gaps in income and social position are widespread. For example, Marianne Bertrand and Kevin Hallock (2001) studied data on… (More)
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2003
2003
Insect societies are a prime example of extreme cooperation, but their social life also entails the pursuit of selfish interests… (More)
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1999
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1999
Homo sapiens is increasingly being studied within the evolutionary (adaptationist, selectionist) framework favoured by animal… (More)
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1980
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1980
A much-discussed, quantitative criterion for the spread of an altruistic gene is Hamilton's rule1,2 c/b < R (1) where c and b are… (More)
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1979
1979
Male bank swallows pursue a mixed reproductive strategy. As previously documented, they form monogamous pair bonds with females… (More)
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1962
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1962
 
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