Publications (Simon T. Powers)

2016

Powers, S.T., Schaik, Carel P. van, Lehmann, L. (2016). How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, (1687), .

Powers, S., Lehmann, L. (2016). When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours. Biological Reviews, , (), .

Ryan, Paul A., Powers, S., Watson, Richard A. (2016). Social niche construction and evolutionary transitions in individuality. Biology and Philosophy, 31, (1), 59-79.

2015

Power, Daniel A., Watson, Richard A., Szathmáry, E., Mills, R., Powers, S., Doncaster, C. Patrick, Czapp, B. (2015). What can ecosystems learn? Expanding evolutionary ecology with learning theory. Biology Direct, , (), .

Watson, Richard A., Mills, R., Buckley, Christopher L., Kouvaris, K., Jackson, A., Powers, S., Cox, C., Tudge, S., Davies, A., Kounios, L., Power, D. (2015). Evolutionary connectionism: algorithmic principles underlying the evolution of biological organisation in evo-devo, evo-eco and evolutionary transitions. Evolutionary Biology, , (), .

2014

Bryson, Joanna J., Mitchell, J., Powers, S., Sylwester, K. (2014). Understanding and Addressing Cultural Variation in Costly Antisocial Punishment. In: Gibson, M., Lawson, D. (Eds.) Advances in the Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behaviour, 1, () ( ed.). (pp. 201-222). : . Springer.

Powers, S.T., Lehmann, L. (2014). An evolutionary model explaining the Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281, (1791), .

2013

Powers, S. (2013). The circle of life (reviewing E. Coen, Cells to Civilizations: The principles of change that shape life). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 44, (3), 447–450.

Powers, S., Lehmann, L. (2013). The co-evolution of social institutions, demography, and large-scale human cooperation. Ecology Letters, 16, (11), 1356-1364.

2012

Powers, S., Taylor, Daniel J., Bryson, Joanna J. (2012). Punishment can promote defection in group-structured populations. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 311, (), 107-116.

2011

Powers, S., Watson, Richard A. (2011). Evolution of Individual Group Size Preference Can Increase Group-Level Selection and Cooperation. In: Kampis, G., Karsai, I., Szathmáry, E. (Eds.) Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. Lecture Notes in Computer Science., 5778/2011, () ( ed.). (pp. 53-60). : . Springer.

Powers, S., Heys, C., Watson, Richard A. (2011). How to measure group selection in real-world populations. In: Lenaerts, T., Giacobini, M., Bersini, H., Bourgine, P., Dorigo, M., Doursat, R. (Eds.) Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011, , () ( ed.). (pp. 672-679). : . MIT Press.

Powers, S., Penn, Alexandra S., Watson, Richard A. (2011). The concurrent evolution of cooperation and the population structures that support it. Evolution, 65, (6), 1527-1543.

Snowdon, James R., Powers, S., Watson, Richard A. (2011). Moderate Contact between Sub-populations Promotes Evolved Assortativity Enabling Group Selection. In: Kampis, G., Karsai, I., Szathmáry, E. (Eds.) Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5778/2011, () ( ed.). (pp. 45-52). : . Springer.

Watson, Richard A., Palmius, N., Mills, R., Powers, S., Penn, Alexandra S. (2011). Can Selfish Symbioses Effect Higher-Level Selection?. In: Kampis, G., Karsai, I., Szathmáry, E. (Eds.) Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5778/2011, () ( ed.). (pp. 27-36). : . Springer.

2010

Powers, S. (2010). Social niche construction: Evolutionary explanations for cooperative group formation (PhD). University of Southampton (Watson, Richard A.).

2008

Powers, S., He, J. (2008). A hybrid artificial immune system and Self Organising Map for network intrusion detection. Information Sciences, 178, (15), 3024-3042.

Powers, S., Penn, Alexandra S., Watson, Richard A. (2008). The efficacy of group selection is increased by coexistence dynamics within groups. In: Bullock, S., Noble, J., Watson, Richard A., Bedau, M.A. (Eds.) Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, , () ( ed.). (pp. 498-505). : . MIT Press.