Tag Archives: kin selection

Teaching without lecturing: Exploded discussion in Class 3

   In discussion session on Friday the students told the TA, Omar, they wanted me to explain some of the questions that they did not understand. So I agreed and offered them one of two lectures. Either they could hear … Continue reading

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Inclusive fitness: theory and practice, Kavli Royal Society, Buckinghamshire, organized by Andy Gardner and Ashleigh Griffin

The first session has inclusive fitness luminaries Andy Gardner, Alan Grafen, David Queller, and Peter Taylor. We move on to Kevin Foster, Allen Moore, Hisashi Ohtsuki, and Geoff Wild. The second day has Ashleigh Griffin, me, Koos Boomsma, Ben Hatchwell, … Continue reading

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Agreement and disagreement in social evolution: insight from David Queller

There was a lot of attention given to an erroneous argument against Hamilton’s theory of inclusive fitness, the role of haplodiploidy, and the evolution of eusociality a couple of years ago. In a recent blog, Masatoshi Nei has resurrected it, … Continue reading

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The language of sociomicrobiology: report from a meeting for the Forum on Microbial Threats

Last night I got back from an excellent small meeting at the Institute of Medicine‘s Forum on Microbial Threats. You may wonder what on earth I was doing there, but the actual topic of this workshop was The Social Biology … Continue reading

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