• IRBI (UMR 7261), CNRS, Tours, France
  • Behavior & Social Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology, Phenotypic Plasticity, Phylogeography & Biogeography, Quantitative Genetics, Sexual Selection
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B.A. New York University (1973 ; biology, engineering) Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978 ; entomology)

assistant - associate professor ; University of California, Los Angeles (1981-1993) professor ; University of Kansas (1991 - 2007) adjunct professor ; University of Kansas (2007 - present)

professeur / chercheur ; CNRS (IRBI, UMR 7261) , Tours, France (2006 - present)

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Evolutionary robotics simulations help explain why reciprocity is rare in nature.
André J-B, Nolfi S

Recommended by Michael D Greenfield and Joël Meunier
Simulated robots and the evolution of reciprocity

Of the various forms of cooperative and altruistic behavior, reciprocity remains the most contentious. Humans certainly exhibit reciprocity – under certain circumstances – and various non-human animals behave in ways suggesting that they do as well. Thus, evolutionary biologists have sought to explain why non-relatives might engage in altruistic transactions when a substantial delay occurs between helping and compensation; i.e. an individual may be a donor today and a beneficiary tomorrow,...


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