Computational Model Library

Fertility Tradeoffs

Kristin Crouse | Published Tue Nov 5 04:36:42 2019

Fertility Tradeoffs is a NetLogo model that illustrates the emergencent tradeoffs between the quality and quantity of offspring. Often, we associate high fitness with maximizing the number of offspring. However, under certain circumstances, it pays instead to optimize the number of offspring, having fewer offspring than is possible. When the number of offspring is reduced, more energy can be invested in each offspring, which can be beneficial for their own fitness.

The model explores the emergence of inequality in cognitive and socio-emotional skills at the societal level within and across generations that results from differences in parental investment behavior during childhood and adolescence.

Biodynamica

Klaus Jaffe | Published Sat Dec 24 16:49:16 2016

Agent based simulation model for the study of the genetic evolution of sexual recombination and social behavior

Parental Investment Model (Aktipis and Fernandez-Duque)

Athena Aktipis | Published Sat Jul 17 22:45:28 2010 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:43 2013

This is version 1 of the Parental Investment Model by Aktipis & Fernandez-Duque.

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