Publications and Talks

PUBLICATIONS

Zefferman, MR. (2016) Mothers teach daughters because daughters teach granddaughters: evolution of sex-biased transmission. Behavioral Ecology. 27:1172-1181. [link][pdf][supplemental]

Richerson PJ, R Baldini, A Bell, K Demps, K Frost, V Hillis, S Mathew, E Newton, L Newson, C Ross, P Smaldino, T Waring, MR Zefferman. (2016) Cultural group selection plays an essential role in explaining human cooperation: a sketch of the evidence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39:e30-49. [target article] [link][pdf]

Richerson PJ, R Baldini, A Bell, K Demps, K Frost, V Hillis, S Mathew, E Newton, L Newson, C Ross, P Smaldino, T Waring, MR Zefferman. (2016) Cultural group selection follows Darwin’s classic syllogism for the operation of selection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39:e58-81. [authors’ reply] [link][pdf]

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Zefferman, MR and S Mathew. (2015) An evolutionary theory of large-scale human warfare: group-structured cultural selection. Evolutionary Anthropology. 24:50-61. [link][pdf]

Zefferman, MR, R Baldini and S Mathew. (2015) Solving the puzzle of human warfare requires an explanation of battle raids and cultural institutions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:E2558. [letter][link][pdf][see also]

Zefferman, MR. (2014) When repentance and forgiveness are possible, direct reciprocity does not explain one-shot generosity, even under arbitrarily high levels of uncertainty. Evolution & Human Behavior. 35:548-549. [response] [link][pdf]

Zefferman, MR. (2014) Direct reciprocity under uncertainty does not explain one-shot cooperation, but demonstrates the benefits of a norm psychology. Evolution & Human Behavior. 35:358-367. [link][pdf][supplemental]

Zefferman, MR, and PJ Richerson. (2014). Many important group-level traits are institutions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [commentary] [link][pdf]

Zefferman, MR. (2013) Should the consensus be essentialist and adaptationist? A comment on David Sloan Wilson. Cliodynamics. 4:120-122. [link][pdf]

Zimmerman, MR, R. McElreath and PJ Richerson. (2012) The evolution of cooperation. In Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology, eds. A. Hastings and L. Gross. University of    California Press. pp. 155-162. [link][pdf]

Pimentel, D, M Herz, M Glickstein, M Zimmerman, et. al. (2002). Renewable energy: current and potential issues. Bioscience 52: 1111-1120. [link][pdf]

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2016   Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modelling Conflict Workshop, University of Essex

2013   Modeling the Dynamics and Norms of Culture Workshop, University of Michigan

2012   Investigative Workshop on Modeling Social Complexity, NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN

2009   Santa Fe Institute Workshop on Frontiers in Complex Systems, Beijing, China

 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017  American Anthropological Association, Washington DC (forthcoming)

2017  Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting, Boise, ID

2016  American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN

2016  Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC

2014  International Society for Research on Aggression World Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2014  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA

2013  Political Networks Conference, University of Indiana

2011  Game Theory and Society Conference, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2011  Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL

2010  Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2014   Mathematics of Social Learning Workshop, Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA

2011   Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting, Montpelier, France

2009   The Evolution of Human Aggression Conference, University of Utah