Biology and Evolutionary Games

  • Mark BroomEmail author
  • Vlastimil Křivan
Reference work entry


This chapter surveys some evolutionary games used in biological sciences. These include the Hawk–Dove game, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Rock–Paper–Scissors, the war of attrition, the Habitat Selection game, predator–prey games, and signaling games.


Battle of the Sexes Foraging games Habitat Selection game Hawk–Dove game Prisoner’s Dilemma Rock–Paper–Scissors Signaling games War of attrition 



This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programe under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 690817. VK acknowledges support provided by the Institute of Entomology (RVO:60077344).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCity, University LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Biology CenterCzech Academy of SciencesČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South BohemiaČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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