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Septoria drought

In Nature, Eva Stukenbrock from Kiel University and Sarah Gurr from University of Exeter warn of the devastating consequences of fungal diseases. more

Being noisy in a crowd

Being noisy in a crowd:

April 20, 2023

How gene interactions shape the evolution of cell-to-cell variation. more

A simple illustration of the reputation model

What does it mean to be a good person? How do we best form an opinion about others in our community, and how do we interact with them based on this opinion? The field of indirect reciprocity approaches these fundamental questions mathematically. It explores how people form reputations, and how social norms emerge, with the help of game theory. more


SPEED group from South Korea becomes Max Planck partner group more

The benefit of redundancy in biological systems

Joint research report by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology and National Centre for Biological Sciences (India). more

How does inequality affect cooperation and coordination?

Collective interactions, such as teamwork, are an essential part of our daily lives. But often such interactions contain an element of a social dilemma: individuals would like their collective action to succeed, but at the same time they have an incentive to free-ride on the contributions of others. Collective action problems are particularly challenging in heterogeneous groups, in which individuals differ in their motivations and their degrees of influence. In such asymmetric scenarios, an important question is how individuals coordinate on stable cooperation. more

Evolutionary medicine: What does evolutionary biology have to offer biomedical research?

Plön Winter Talks at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology more

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