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Evolution of Cooperation

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the evolution of cooperation.


Six Superlative Sources

· Hamilton, W. D. 1964. The genetical evolution of social behaviour, I and II. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 7: 1-52.

· Dawkins, R. 1976. The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press. 1st ed.

· Axelrod, R. 1984. The Evolution of Cooperation. Basic Books.

· Ridley, M. 1996. The Origins of Virtue. Viking Books.

· Dugatkin, L. A. 1997. Cooperation among Animals: A Modern Perspective. Oxford University Press.

· Sober, E., and Wilson, D. S. 1998. Unto Others. Harvard University Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· Alexander, R. D., Noonan, K. M., and Crespi, B. J. 1991. The evolution of eusociality. In: The Biology of the Naked Mole-Rat (Sherman, P., Jarvis J. U. M., and Alexander, R. D., eds.). University of Princeton Press, 3-44.

· Alexander, R. D., and Sherman, P. W. 1977. Local mate competition and parental investment in insects. Science: 494-499.

· Faulkes, C. G., Abbott, D. H., Liddell, C. E., George, L. M., and Jarvis, J. 1991. Hormonal and behavioral aspects of reproductive suppression in female naked mole-rats. In: The Biology of The Naked Mole-Rat (Sherman, P. W., Jarvis, J., Alexander, R. D., eds.). Princeton University Press, 426-445.

· Sherman, P. W. 1977. Nepotism and the evolution of alarm calls. Science 197: 1246-1253.

· Sherman, P. W. 1980. The limits of ground squirrel nepotism. In: Sociobiology: beyond nature/nurture? (Barlow, G., and Silverberg, J., eds.). Westview; 505-544.

· Sherman, P. W. 1980. The meaning of nepotism. Am. Nat. 116: 604-606.

· Sherman, P. W. 1981. Kinship, demography,and Belding's ground squirrel nepotism. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 8: 251-259.

· Sherman, P. W. 1985. Alarm calls of Belding's ground squirrels to aerial predators: nepotism or self-preservation? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 17: 313-323.

· Sherman, P. W., Jarvis, J., and Alexander, R. 1991. The Biology of The Naked Mole-Rat. In: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology. Princeton University Press, 518.

· Keller, L., and Reeve, H. K. 1994. Partitioning of reproduction in animal societies. Trends Ecol. Evol. 9: 98-102.

· Reeve, H. K. 1989. The evolution of conspecific acceptance thresholds. Am. Nat. 133: 407-435.

· Reeve, H. K. 1992. Queen activation of lazy workers in colonies of the eusocial naked mole rat. Nature 358: 147-149.

· Reeve, H. K. 1993. Haplodiploidy, eusociality and the absence of male alloparental care in Hymenoptera: a unifying genetic hypothesis distinct from kin selection theory. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 342: 335-352.

· Reeve, H. K., and Dugatkin, L. A., 1996. Protected invasion and cooperation between unrelated individuals. .

· Reeve, H. K., and Dugatkin, L. A. 1998. Why we need evolutionary game theory. In: Game Theory and Animal Behavior, 4th ed. (Dugatkin, L. A., and Reeve, H. K., eds.). Oxford University Press, 304-311.

· Reeve, H. K., and Ratnieks, F. L. 1993. Queen-queen conflicts in polygynous socities: mutual tolerence and reproductive skew. In: Queen Number and Sociality in Insects (Keller, L., ed.). Oxford University Press, 45-86.

· Reeve, H. K. Westneat, D. F., Noon, W. A., Sherman, P. W., and Aquadro, C. F. 1990. DNA "fingerprinting" reveals high levels of inbreeding in colonies of the eusocial naked mole rat. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 87: 2496-2500.

· Reeve, H. K., Westneat, D. F., and Queller, D. C. 1992. Estimating average within group relatedness from DNA fingerprints. Molecular Ecology 2: 223-232.

· Grinnell, J., Packer, C., and Pusey, A. 1995. Cooperation in male lions: kinship, reciprocity or mutualism. Anim. Behav. 49: 95-105.

· Packer, C. 1975. Male transfer in olive baboons. Nature 255: 219-220.

· Packer, C. 1977. Reciprocal altruism in Papio anubis. Nature 265: 441-443.

· Packer, C., and Pusey, A. E. 1982. Cooperation and competition within coalitions of male lions: kin selection or game theory? Nature 296: 740-742.

· Packer, C., and Rutton, L. 1988. The evolution of cooperative hunting. Am. Nat. 132: 159-194.

· Scheel, D., and Packer, C. 1991. Group hunting behaviour of lions: a search for cooperation. Anim. Behav. 41: 697-709.

· Wilkinson, G. 1987. Reciprocal altruism in bats and other mammals. Ethol. Sociobiol. 9: 85-100.

· Wilkinson, G. S. 1990. Food sharing in Vampire bats. Sci. Am. Feb: 76-82.

· Fischer, E. A. 1984. Egg trading in the chalk bass, Serranus tortugarum, simultaneous hermaphrodite. Z. Tierpsych. 66: 143-151.

· Fischer, E. A. 1987. Mating behavior in the black hamlet -- gamete trading or egg trading? Env. Biol. Fishes 18: 143-148.

· Dugatkin, L. A. 1988. Do guppies play TIT FOR TAT and "outlaw" during predator inspection visits? Behav. Ecol. and Sociobiol. 25: 395-399.

· Dugatkin, L. A. 1991. Dynamics of the TIT FOR TAT strategy during predator inspection in guppies. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 29: 127-132.

· Dugatkin, L. A. 1995. Cooperation among unrelated individuals: Reciprocal altruism, byproduct mutualism, and group selection in fishes. Biosystems.

· Dugatkin, L. A. 1998. Game theory and the evolution of cooperation. In: Game Theory and Animal Behavior (Dugatkin, L. A., and Reeve, H. K., eds.). Oxford University Press, 38-63.

· Dugatkin, L. A., and Alfieri, M. 1991. Guppies and the TIT FOR TAT strategy: preference based on past interaction. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 28: 243-246.

· Dugatkin, L. A., Farrand, L., Wilkens, R., and Wilson, D. S. 1994. Altruism, TIT FOR TAT and outlaw genes. Evol. Ecol. 8: 431-437.

· Dugatkin, L. A., and Godin, J-G. J. 1992. Prey approaching predators: a cost-benefit perspective. Ann. Zool. Fennici 29: 233-252.

· Dugatkin, L. A., and Reeve, H. K. 1994. Behavioral ecology and "levels of selection": dissolving the group selection controversy. Advances in The Study of Behaviour 23:101-133.

· Dugatkin, L. A., and Reeve, H. K. 1998. Game Theory and Animal Behavior. Oxford University Press.

· Dugatkin, L. A., and Wilson, D. S. 1991. ROVER: A strategy for exploiting cooperators in a patchy environment. Am. Nat. 138: 687-701.

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