Université de Neuchâtel

The ecology underlying decision rules of bluestreak cleaner wrasse during client interactions

McAfoose, Sharon ; Bshary, Redouan (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

Cooperation is defined as a ‘helping’ behaviour that provides direct fitness benefits to other individuals. Such behaviours have long intrigued biologists, as it poses a problem for classic evolutionary theory, i.e. why should an individual perform a behaviour that is beneficial to other individuals? Indeed, an expansive body of work on evolutionary game theory, as well as, empirical studies,...