CHEATING MONKEYS AND CITIZEN BEES : The NATURE of by Lee Dugatkin

By Lee Dugatkin

Cooperation is the material that retains society jointly. Civilization couldn't were accomplished - and won't be sustained - with out it. yet what's it? How and why does it paintings? might the key of bettering human cooperation lie in an research of the animal country? In dishonest Monkeys and Citizen Bees, evolution and animal habit professional Professor Lee Dugatkin, recognized through the educational neighborhood for his inventive animal habit experiments, reviews from the leading edge of clinical study at the startling evolutionary fact approximately cooperation and the way it really works. He explains the 4 paths to cooperation that we proportion with animals and gives the experimentally proven definitions of a habit not anyone idea technology may perhaps ever clarify. these readers with an curiosity in ecology, evolutionary biology, psychology, even anthropology will locate dishonest Monkeys and Citizen Bees an important instruction manual of the dynamics of cooperation. and everybody will locate it to be a lucid creation to the magnificent evolutionary heritage of the way we got here to act within the ways in which we do, of ways nature got here to be much less brutal than we have a tendency to imagine.

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Correlations between hot and cold tolerances in individuals were positive, as were correlations between brood means. 4. Brood X salinity interaction was not significant. Finally, rank correlations between preacclimation and postacclimation tolerances of broods were all positive and brood X acclimation interaction was Significant in only one of ten analyses. Seasonal Variability More direct evidence on seasonal adaptation is shown in Table 3-8. Whereas tolerance clearly varies seasonally, the variability between seasons is not genetic, because postacclimation regressions were lower and progeny regressions not significant.

An alternative measurement is by subtracting from a~ assuming and a Eg are small (Bradley 1978a). The third method of measuring physiological flexibility did not produce a useful estimate of a Es but did indicate the degree of adjustment by an individual in response to temperature change and was more useful in measuring potential for physiological adaptation. Individuals were assayed for temperature tolerance before and after exposure to a higher temperature and the differential was taken as a measure of flexibility (Bradley 1978b).

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