Cooperation Experiment Ideas

Field Notes

My goal is to conduct three experiments, one associated with each of the three models for cooperation that we are currently considering. These are:

  1. Measure the payoff to both cooperators and defectors in each of the different scenarios.
  2. Determine whether there is individual recognition and memory in this species sufficient to allow a future payoff for current cooperation.
  3. 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...