Group Selection in Predator-Prey Communities. (Mpb-9), Volume 9

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Group Selection in Predator-Prey Communities. (Mpb-9), Volume 9 - Gilpin, Michael E
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Many animals regulate their population density by patterns of behavior that would be easy to explain if the forces of natural selection acted to optimize group properties. But Darwinian selection acts on individuals, not groups, and most simple theories have shown group selection to be too slow ever to oppose individual selection successfully. In this book Michael Gilpin presents a model, based on predator-prey dynamics, wherein nonlinear effects are important, so that small advantages to the selfish individual are ...

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