Special Issue "Evolutionary Ecology and Game Theory"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Rowell
Evolutionary game theory is the study of changes in strategies or characteristic traits employed within a population or by a focal individual in response to the selection pressures imposed by both internal and external conditions. In its original biological context, evolutionary game theory applies to the distribution of morphological or behavioral phenotypes within a population when these traits are largely heritable; however, the theoretical framework is equally useful in describing behavioral modifications through learning or response conditioning. Selection pressures also may operate at multiple time scales and with contrasting effects, such as may occur with male mating preferences on behavioral and evolutionary time scales.
This Special Issue of Games is intended to highlight current developments within the field of evolutionary game theory and its applications to questions in evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology, as well as issues arising in psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, and linguistics. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and empirical studies that fit this general framework. Of particular interest are papers concerning resource exploitation in an environment changing at multiple levels of scale, migration and adaptive radiation in novel environments, territoriality, inter- and intra-sexual contests, the evolution of cooperation, group versus individual identification, division of labor and the development of parasitism, disease resistance, and the evolution of social norms and linguistic elements.
Dr. Jonathan Rowell
Manuscript Submission Information
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- behavioral ecology
- spatial structure
- sexual selection
- division of labor
- disease resistance
- resource competition
- adaptive radiation
- group identification
- cultural evolution