Analytical Results for Individual and Group Selection of Any Intensity

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dc.contributor.author Traulsen, Arne
dc.contributor.author Shoresh, Noam
dc.contributor.author Nowak, Martin A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T20:45:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Traulsen, Arne, Noam Shoresh, and Martin A. Nowak. 2008. Analytical results for individual and group selection of any intensity. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 70(5): 1410-1424. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0092-8240 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4686798
dc.description.abstract The idea of evolutionary game theory is to relate the payoff of a game to reproductive success (= fitness). An underlying assumption in most models is that fitness is a linear function of the payoff. For stochastic evolutionary dynamics in finite populations, this leads to analytical results in the limit of weak selection, where the game has a small effect on overall fitness. But this linear function makes the analysis of strong selection difficult. Here, we show that analytical results can be obtained for any intensity of selection, if fitness is defined as an exponential function of payoff. This approach also works for group selection (= multi-level selection). We discuss the difference between our approach and that of inclusive fitness theory. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mathematics en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1007/s11538-008-9305-6 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Analytical Results for Individual and Group Selection of Any Intensity en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dc.relation.journal Bulletin of Mathematical Biology en_US
dash.depositing.author Nowak, Martin A.
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T20:45:15Z

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