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Game Theory, Evolution and Ecology

Fundamental concepts of evolutionary game theory and their application in biology. Topics include: the strategy and payoff matrix, the game tree, strategic and extensive form games, symmetric games, Nash equilibria. Evolutionary game theory concepts are discussed for two-strategy games (Prisoner's Dilemma, Hawk-Dove) and three-strategy games (Rock-Scissors-Paper). Biological examples are studied, such as blood sharing in vampire bats, competition in bacteria, or the evolution of altruistic punishment. BIOL 384L and MATH 384L are the same course.

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 6994 MW 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM Brault,Solange W02-0127 More Info