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By Lee Alan Dugatkin

Video game conception has revolutionized the research of animal habit. the basic precept of evolutionary online game theory--that the tactic followed through one person is dependent upon the concepts exhibited through others--has confirmed a strong device in uncovering the forces shaping differently mysterious behaviors. during this quantity, the 1st because 1982 dedicated to evolutionary video game idea, top researchers describe purposes of the speculation to varied forms of habit, supplying an outline of contemporary discoveries and a synthesis of present examine. the quantity starts with a transparent advent to online game idea and its explanatory scope. this is often by means of a chain of chapters at the use of online game conception to appreciate quite a number behaviors: social foraging, cooperation, animal contests, conversation, reproductive skew and nepotism inside of teams, sibling contention, replacement life-histories, habitat choice, trophic-level interactions, studying, and human social habit. additionally, the amount contains a dialogue of the relatives between video game concept, optimality, and quantitative genetics, and an review of the final software of video game conception to the research of social habit. provided in a fashion available to someone drawn to animal habit yet no longer unavoidably proficient within the arithmetic of video game idea, the ebook is meant for a large viewers of undergraduates, graduate scholars, biologists pursuing the evolutionary research of animal habit.

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