Title: Tragedy of the commons in Melipona bees
Authors: Wenseleers, Tom ×
Ratnieks, Francis L.W. #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Printed for the Royal Society and sold by Harrison & Sons
Series Title: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol:271 issue:Suppl 5 pages:S310-S3122
Abstract: In human society selfish use of common resources can lead to disaster, a situation known as the 'tragedy of the commons' (TOC). Although a TOC is usually prevented by coercion, theory predicts that close kinship ties can also favour reduced exploitation. We test this prediction using data on a TOC occurring in Melipona bee societies.
ISSN: 0962-8452
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
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