Kin selection

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The theory of kin selection is the foundation for the study of social evolution. Here I discuss the historical origins of the theory, provide a mathematical overview, review the various mechanisms that give rise to kin selection, and explain its relevance to the understanding of eusociality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition
Number of pages6
Edition2nd edition
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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