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Publication - Dr Tim Fawcett

    Between-group attack and defence in an ecological setting

    Insights from nonhuman animals


    Radford, A, Schindler, S & Fawcett, T, 2019, ‘Between-group attack and defence in an ecological setting: Insights from nonhuman animals’. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol 42.


    Attempts to understand the fundamental forces shaping conflict between attacking and defending groups can be hampered by a narrow focus on humans and reductionist, oversimplified modelling. Further progress depends on recognising the striking parallels in between-group conflict across the animal kingdom, harnessing the power of experimental tests in nonhuman species and modelling the eco-evolutionary feedbacks that drive attack and defence.

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