Evolution of competitiveness

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Scientists explain diversity in competitiveness and warn that too much emphasis on competition can have negative effects on human society

Period29-Oct-2014 → 5-Nov-2014

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  • TitleBattling elk, competitive coyotes and the Soviet Union
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInside Science
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date05/11/2014
    DescriptionCompetition within species ebbs and flows and sometimes leads to extinction.
    Producer/AuthorJoel Shurkin
    URLhttps://www.insidescience.org/news/battling-elk-competitive-coyotes-and-soviet-union
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf, Leif Engqvist, Franz Weissing
  • TitleEvolution der Konkurrenzfähigkeit
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInnovations Report
    Media typeWeb
    CountryGermany
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionAlle Lebewesen sind Konkurrenzdruck ausgesetzt. Individuen unterscheiden sich aber stark darin, wie sie mit dieser Herausforderung umgehen. Zum Beispiel setzen manche alles daran, erfolgreicher zu sein als andere, um besseren Zugang zu wichtigen Ressourcen zu erhalten. Andere dagegen lassen es ruhiger angehen und machen das Beste aus dem Wenigen, das sie bekommen.
    Producer/AuthorJohannes Seiler
    URLhttps://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/evolution-of-competitiveness.html
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf, Leif Engqvist, Franz Weissing
  • TitleEvolution of competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekAlert!
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionScientists explain diversity in competitiveness and warn that too much emphasis on competition can have negative effects on human society
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of Bonn
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-10/uob-eoc102914.php
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf
  • TitleEvolution of competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletIDW
    Media typeWeb
    CountryGermany
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionVirtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that are left over for them. A theoretical study published in “Nature Communications” sheds some new light on these findings. The authors demonstrate that the evolution of competitiveness has a strong tendency towards diversification.
    Producer/AuthorJohannes Seiler
    URLhttps://idw-online.de/en/news610589
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf, Leif Engqvist, Franz Weissing
  • TitleEvolution der Konkurrenzfähigkeit
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletJuraForum
    Media typeWeb
    CountryGermany
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionAlle Lebewesen sind Konkurrenzdruck ausgesetzt. Individuen unterscheiden sich aber stark darin, wie sie mit dieser Herausforderung umgehen. Zum Beispiel setzen manche alles daran, erfolgreicher zu sein als andere, um besseren Zugang zu wichtigen Ressourcen zu erhalten. Andere dagegen lassen es ruhiger angehen und machen das Beste aus dem Wenigen, das sie bekommen. Forscher der Universitäten Bonn, Bielefeld und Groningen zeigen, warum die Evolution von Wettbewerbsfähigkeit eine derartige Vielfalt erzeugt und wie eine einseitige Favorisierung von besonders kompetitiven Individuen eine Population in den Ruin treiben kann. Die Studie ist nun im Fachjournal „Nature Communications“ erschienen.
    Producer/Authoridw
    URLhttps://www.juraforum.de/wissenschaft/evolution-der-konkurrenzfaehigkeit-496509
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf
  • TitleEvolution of competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhys.org
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionVirtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that are left over for them. Moreover, the degree of competitiveness in animal and human societies seems to fluctuate considerably over time. A theoretical study published in Nature Communications this week sheds some new light on these findings. The authors demonstrate that the evolution of competitiveness has a strong tendency towards diversification. When competitiveness is externally favoured, it can destabilize animal and human societies and in extreme cases even threaten their survival.
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of Bonn
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2014-10-evolution-competitiveness.html
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf, Leif Engqvist, Franz Weissing
  • TitleEvolution of competitiveness: Scientists explain diversity in competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScienceDaily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryCanada
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionVirtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that are left over for them. Moreover, the degree of competitiveness in animal and human societies seems to fluctuate considerably over time. A new study sheds some new light on these findings.
    Producer/AuthorUniversität Bonn
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141029084021.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News%29
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf
  • TitleEvolution of competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Newsline
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionVirtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that are left over for them. Moreover, the degree of competitiveness in animal and human societies seems to fluctuate considerably over time. A theoretical study published in Nature Communications this week sheds some new light on these findings. The authors demonstrate that the evolution of competitiveness has a strong tendency towards diversification. When competitiveness is externally favoured, it can destabilize animal and human societies and in extreme cases even threaten their survival.
    URLhttps://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2014102915330035.html
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf
  • Title The evolution of competitiveness
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNature World News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date29/10/2014
    DescriptionScientists behind a theoretical study explain the evolution of competiveness, in which some animals are cutthroat and highly aggressive while others are shy and content standing by the wayside.
    Producer/AuthorJenna Iacurci
    URLhttps://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/9933/20141029/the-evolution-of-competitiveness.htm
    PersonsSebastian Baldauf, Leif Engqvist