Tag Archives: sociobiology

No, those microbes are not cooperating

One of the things I love about watching marked wasps on a nest is that I can see what is happening. What drew me into social wasps at the very beginning was this ability to watch behavior, then figure out … 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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