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J Theor Biol. 1995 Sep 21;176(2):221-31.

Status signaling games in animal contests.

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Department of Economics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA.

Abstract

This paper provides evolutionary game-theoretic models for the status signaling problem in animal contests. Two stage status signaling game models are introduced and evolutionarily stable strategies and their modifications are characterized for the games. It is shown that in the stable long-run equilibria, animals must make use of signals systematically to settle the contest peacefully.

PMID:
7475112
DOI:
10.1006/jtbi.1995.0193
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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