Mathematical Ecology and Evolution
School of Zoology
Tel Aviv University
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Non-vertical cultural transmission and the evolution of cooperation
We use a cultural-evolutionary model to find conditions for the evolution of cooperation under vertical, oblique, and horizontal cultural transmission. These conditions, which have interesting parallels with Hamilton’s rule, are validated with stochastic simulations of structured populations.
Paper: Cohen, D., Lewin-Epstein, O., Feldman, M. W. & Ram, Y. Non-vertical cultural transmission, assortment and the evolution of cooperation. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 288, 20203162 (2021).