Recruiting beneficairy: Centre for Ecological Research/Ökológiai Kutatóközpont, Hungary
Internal supervisors: Dr. József Garay, Dr. Ádám Kun
Brief project description: We shall develop models of multi-level selection, in which within-group competition and between-group competition are at odds. Individuals within a group face a social dilemma and their individual payoffs determine their within-group success. At the same time, the groups may also compete with each other, and cooperative individuals contribute more to the competition abilities of their group than the selfish ones. We will investigate conditions that are conductive for the maximisation of the total payoff (welfare) of the group.