Can group selection create sustainable social-ecological systems?

PhD student Sandra Goff created a poster on a preliminary agent-based model designed to explore the effect of group selection on sustainability in social-ecological systems.  The poster may be downloaded as a pdf.

preliminary GSS model poster

Current versions of this model are being used to evaluate the conditions under which group-funcational sustainable behaviors arise and persist. Future versions will explore the ability for group selection to explain the emergence of Elinor Ostrom’s core design principles for robust social-ecological systems.

 

About Tim Waring

I study the role of cooperation and culture in environmental sustainability, at the University of Maine.
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