[p2p-research] From complexity digest...reciprocity amongst non-kin animals

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 02:41:43 CET 2009

Cooperation between non-kin in animal societies , Nature

Abstract: Explanations of cooperation between non-kin in animal societies
often suggest that individuals exchange resources or services and that
cooperation is maintained by reciprocity. But do cooperative interactions
between unrelated individuals in non-human animals really resemble
exchanges or are they a consequence of simpler mechanisms? Firm evidence
of reciprocity in animal societies is rare and many examples of
cooperation between non-kin probably represent cases of intra-specific
mutualism or manipulation.

* [20] Cooperation between non-kin in animal societies, Tim Clutton-
Brock, 2009/11/5, DOI: 10.1038/nature08366, Nature 462, 51-57

[20] http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature08366

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