Antonio M. M. Rodrigues
I am a DPhil student at the Department of Zoology,
and at Hertford
My DPhil advisors are Andy Gardner (Oxford) and Sam Brown (Edinburgh).
Key words -- evolutionary and behavioural ecology, life history, social evolution, kin selection, inclusive fitness, demography, phenotypic plasticity, cooperation, altruism, dispersal.
I develop theoretical models to understand the social adaptations of organisms. To this purpose, I develop mathematical models using a variety of methods, such as: kin selection, game theory, population genetics and individual-based simulations. I develop general models to identify and understand key selection pressures acting on social traits, but also specific models tailored for particular biological systems. My work relates to a wide range of organisms, including: viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, birds, and mammals.
Rodrigues, A. M. M., and A. Gardner. 2013. Evolution of helping and harming in heterogeneous groups. Evolution, in press. [doi]
Rodrigues, A. M. M., and A. Gardner. 2013. Evolution of helping and harming in viscous populations when group size varies. The American Naturalist, 181, 609-622. [pdf] [doi]
Rodrigues, A. M. M., and A. Gardner. 2012. Evolution of helping and harming in heterogeneous populations. Evolution 66, 2065-2079. [pdf] [doi]
Rodrigues, A. M. M., H. Koeppl, H. Ohtsuki and A. Satake. 2009. A game theoretical model of deforestation in human-environment relationships. Journal of Theoretical Biology 258, 127-134. [pdf] [doi]
Hertford College MCR, Catte St., Oxford OX1 3BW, United Kingdom.
Tel.+ 44 (0) 1865 281987
+ 44 (0) 1865 271249