John McNamara

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Biology,
School of Mathematics,
University of Bristol


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I consider two species where each members of one species pairs up with a member of the other species to exchange resources. Members of species i produce resource of type i (i = 1,2). Pair members negotiate exchange of their respective resource. The reproductive success of each depends on the level of both types of resource. I present an analysis of evolutionarily stable rules to negotiate resource exchange. Results are somewhat preliminary, and one aim of presenting the results is to obtain critical feedback on the approach.

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