My goal is to conduct three experiments, one associated with each of the three models for cooperation that we are currently considering. These are:
- Measure the payoff to both cooperators and defectors in each of the different scenarios.
- Determine whether there is individual recognition and memory in this species sufficient to allow a future payoff for current cooperation.
- Analyze the distances traveled and range of interaction for the bees to quantify degree of localization of relationships.
More on these ideas later, I must attend my tenure hearing...