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Evolution of Direct Reciprocity in Complex Environments

Project description

A closer look at how cooperation evolves

The tit-for-tat strategy in the evolution of cooperation means that your cooperation is dependent on your partner's behaviour in the previous interaction. Little is known about the conditions in which tit-for-tat appears and how it manifests in changing environments. The EU-funded E-DIRECT project investigates direct reciprocity - as a fundamental mechanism for cooperation among non-kin. It focuses on developing a theory of reciprocity in heterogeneous groups based on mathematical models. The project will also develop a theory of reciprocity in changing environments. The main goal of the project is to establish a novel framework and new tools to study the evolution of strategic behaviour and cooperation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 441 500

Beneficiaries (1)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 441 500
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations