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    • The disadvantage of combinatorial communication 

      Lachmann, Michael; Bergstrom, Carl T. (The Royal Society of London, 2004)
      Combinatorial communication allows rapid and efficient transfer of detailed information, yet combinatorial communication is used by few, if any, non-human species. To complement recent studies illustrating the advantages ...
    • Does Mother Nature Punish Rotten Kids? 

      Bergstrom, Carl T.; Bergstrom, Theodore C. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999)
      The theory of parent-offspring conflict predicts that mothers and their offspring may not agree about how resources should be allocated among family members. An offspring, for example, may favor a later weaning date than ...
    • Pure versus mixed strategists: the evolution of behavioral heterogeneity in individuals and populations 

      Bergstrom, Carl T.; Godfrey-Smith, Peter (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998)
      A wide range of ecological and evolutionary models predict variety in phenotype or behavior when a population is at equilibrium. This heterogeneity can be realized in different ways. For example, it can be realized through ...
    • Toward a theory of mutual mate choice: Lessons from two-sided matching 

      Bergstrom, Carl T.; Real, Leslie A. (Evolutionary Ecology LTD, 2000)
      Theoretical models of mate choice and sexual selection typically make one of two simplifying assumptions. Either mate-preferences are assumed to be uniform (e.g., all females have the same preferences with respect to males), ...