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Fall 2007 CSDC Multilevel Selection Event Series

The November 20 Readings in Complexity features Tim Linksvayer on the Price Equation. This is the last in the mini-series on multilevel selection (see below).
Throughout the fall, the CSDC is hosting a series of informal seminars and discussions on Multilevel Selection in anticipation of a multilevel selection workshop in the spring of 2008.

This fall series is designed for non-specialists and will provide an overview of critical issues and perspectives in the field. Suggested readings accompany most of the presentations. All events are held in Room 401 of ISTB-1.

October 23, 2007: (Readings in Complexity)
Bert Hölldobler, Multilevel Selection and The Evolution of Eusociality
PDFs of Bert's presentation are available.

November 1, 2007: (Dynamical Discussion)
John Pepper, Cooperation, inclusive fitness and complexity: Hamilton was right after all!
Readings available.

November 6, 2007: (Readings in Complexity)
Andrew Hamilton, An Overview of the Development of Historical Perspectives on Multilevel Selection
PDF of Okasha (2005) “Maynard Smith on the levels of selection question” available.

November 20, 2007: (Readings in Complexity)
Tim Linksvayer, Tim Linksvayer on the Price Equation in multilevel selection
PDFs of Frank (2005) George Price's Contributions to Evolutionary Genetics and Price's (1995) brief article in Nature available. *Please note, the Nature article is short and begins in the lower half of the first column.*