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Inertia: the discrepancy between individual and common good in dispersal and prospecting behaviour

del Mar Delgado, Maria; Ratikainen, Irja I.; Kokko, Hanna


The group selection debate of the 1960s made it clear that evolution does not necessarily increase population performance. Individuals can be selected to have traits that diminish a common good and make population persistence difficult. At the extreme, the discrepancy between levels of selection is predicted to make traits evolve towards values at which a population can no longer persist (evolutionary suicide). Dispersal and prospecting are prime examples of traits that have a strong influence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00167.x


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