Lesson 1
The Prisoner's Dilemma Model - Cooperate Or Defect
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The economic concept of game theory can be readily applied to evolution and behavior. By analyzing encounters between organisms as a mathematical "game," important information such as fitness payoffs and the proportions of "strategies" played by each group within a population can be inferred. While oftentimes these games are too simplified to apply directly to actual examples in nature, they are still useful models that help convey important concepts. Stearns, Stephen C. EEB 122, Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, Spring 2009. Yale OpenCourseWare: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Accessed 21/9/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/ecology-and-evolutionary-biology/eeb-122/lecture-33 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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