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Inclusive fitness in evolution

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, March 2011
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2 blogs
1 tweeter
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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Inclusive fitness in evolution
Published in
Nature, March 2011
DOI 10.1038/nature09834
Pubmed ID

Regis Ferriere, Richard E. Michod


Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057-1062 (2010); Nowak et al. reply. For over fifty years, the evolution of social behaviour has been guided by the concept of inclusive fitness as a measure of evolutionary success. Nowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness should be abandoned. In so doing, however, they misrepresent the role that inclusive fitness has played in the theory of social evolution by which understanding social behaviour in a variety of disciplines has developed and flourished. By discarding inclusive fitness on the basis of its limitations, they create a conceptual tension which, we argue, is unnecessary, and potentially dangerous for evolutionary biology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 4%
Germany 2 2%
Italy 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 102 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 34%
Researcher 22 20%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Student > Master 7 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 6 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 52%
Environmental Science 8 7%
Neuroscience 5 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 12 11%

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