Safe havens for cooperation

Whether networks with a high level of cooperation emerge in a community depends on how quickly individuals leave – for example, because they are exploited by others. An international research team led by Thilo Gross from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, has investigated this problem by modeling a well-known cooperation game. They consider a spatial network, where players can relocate between different patches if they judge the local conditions to be unfavorable. The team present their findings in the journal PNAS.

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