Daniel J Rankin
Affiliation: University of Bern
- The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularityMichael E Hochberg
Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, UMR 5554, Universite Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France
BMC Evol Biol 8:238. 2008..In addition to the necessity of reducing conflict over effecting specialized tasks, differentiating groups must control the exploitation of the commons, or else be out-competed by more fit groups...
- The tragedy of the commons in evolutionary biologyDaniel J Rankin
Division of Behavioural Ecology, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Wohlenstrasse 50a, CH 3032 Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
Trends Ecol Evol 22:643-51. 2007..A central open question, however, is how often biological systems are able to resolve these scenarios rather than drive themselves extinct through individual-level selection favouring self-interested behaviours...
- Sexual dimorphism is associated with population fitness in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatusDaniel J Rankin
Laboratory of Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Evolution 62:622-30. 2008..However, our results suggest that evolutionary constraints in the form of intralocus sexual conflict may have been the major generator of the relationship seen between SD and population fitness...
- How populations persist when asexuality requires sex: the spatial dynamics of coping with sperm parasitesHanna Kokko
Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Proc Biol Sci 275:817-25. 2008..This creates a link from the evolution of sexual reproduction to that of prudent predation...
- The evolution of judgement bias in indirect reciprocityDaniel J Rankin
Division of Behavioural Ecology, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Wohlenstrasse 50a, 3032 Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
Proc Biol Sci 276:1339-45. 2009..Our result is consistent under both scoring and standing strategies, and we find that allowing judgement bias to evolve increases the level of co-operation in the population...
- Assortment and the evolution of generalized reciprocityDaniel J Rankin
Division of Behavioral Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Wohlenstrasse 50a, CH 3032 Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
Evolution 63:1913-22. 2009..We show that generalized reciprocity can evolve under both the prisoner's dilemma and the snowdrift game...
- Lonely hearts or sex in the city? Density-dependent effects in mating systemsHanna Kokko
Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65 Vükinkaari 1, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:319-34. 2006..This highlights the importance of considering the interaction between mating systems and population dynamics, and we strongly encourage further work in this area...
- Sex, death and tragedyDaniel J Rankin
Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki 00014, Finland
Trends Ecol Evol 21:225-6. 2006..Their study reveals surprising parallels between sexual conflict and the tragedy of the commons, where selfish competition over females destroys the very resource (i.e. the females) over which the males are fighting...