evolutionary stable strategy

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In the application of game theory to evolutionary studies, moves in the game that cannot be beaten; i.e. traits or combinations of traits cannot be replaced by any invading mutant. Evolutionary stable strategy theory has proved very useful in the analysis of certain types of animal behaviour.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/06/2/l_062_03.html Information about John Maynard Smith, proposer of the evolutionary stable strategy.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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