Kin Selection and the Evolution of Social Information Use in Animal Conflict

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dc.contributor.author Rankin, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.author Dall, Sasha R. X.
dc.contributor.author Baker, Christopher Cher Meng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-15T18:19:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Baker, Christopher C. M., Sasha R. X. Dall, and Daniel J. Rankin. 2012. Kin selection and the evolution of social information use in animal conflict. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31664. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8581102
dc.description.abstract Animals often use social information about conspecifics in making decisions about cooperation and conflict. While the importance of kin selection in the evolution of intraspecific cooperation and conflict is widely acknowledged, few studies have examined how relatedness influences the evolution of social information use. Here we specifically examine how relatedness affects the evolution of a stylised form of social information use known as eavesdropping. Eavesdropping involves individuals escalating conflicts with rivals observed to have lost their last encounter and avoiding fights with those seen to have won. We use a game theoretical model to examine how relatedness affects the evolution of eavesdropping, both when strategies are discrete and when they are continuous or mixed. We show that relatedness influences the evolution of eavesdropping, such that information use peaks at intermediate relatedness. Our study highlights the importance of considering kin selection when exploring the evolution of complex forms of information use. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Organismic and Evolutionary Biology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031664 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject social information en_US
dc.subject eavesdropping en_US
dc.subject information use en_US
dc.subject animal conflict en_US
dc.subject hawk-dove game en_US
dc.subject population structure en_US
dc.title Kin Selection and the Evolution of Social Information Use in Animal Conflict en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal PLoS ONE en_US
dash.depositing.author Baker, Christopher Cher Meng
dc.date.available 2012-04-15T18:19:10Z

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