Tag Archives: cultural evolution

How the Lobster Gangs of Maine evolved.

A new analysis suggests that Maine’s famous “lobster gangs” evolved due to a group-level pressure to protect their lobster populations. Continue reading

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Working Group on the Evolution of Sustainbility!

I just heard that my proposal for a national-level working group on the evolution of social-ecological systems has been funded by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, along with CoPIs Marco Janssen (ASU) and Karolina Safarzynska (Warsaw, ). … Continue reading

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CSSSA Presentation

I presented the group selection of sustainable institutions simulation at the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA 2013) in Santa Fe today.  Here is a PDF. https://timwaring.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/gss-for-csssa.pdf

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On the Application Methods for Various Types of Social Glue.

When we think of glue, we think of applying it to hold things together. The problem with social glue, however, is that it binds one sub-population at the expense of a rift in the larger population. That is, neither type … Continue reading

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Human (Genetic) Evolution

A recent large-scale project on human genetic evolution has found, not surprisingly, that most human genetic variation is recent (last 200 generations).  This is not surprising because we spread over the globe in the last 200 generations. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11690.html The article … Continue reading

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Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change Graduate Program! (A2C2 – IGERT)

I’m excited to be a part of a new PhD research scholarship at UMaine; the Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change Graduate Program! (A2C2 – IGERT).   I will be looking for students interested in social and cultural adaptation as part of … Continue reading

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