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Publications

Regional patterns of gene expression in human and chimpanzee brains.
Khaitovich P, B. Muetzel, X. W. She, M. Lachmann, I. Hellmann, J. Dietzsch, S. Steigele, H. H. Do, G. Weiss W. Enard, F. Heissig, T. Arendt, K. Nieselt-Struwe, E. E. Eichler, and S. Pääbo S (2004) . Genome Res. 14(8):1462-1473.

A neutral model of transcriptome evolution.
Khaitovich, P., G. Weiss, M. Lachmann, I. Hellmann, W. Enard, B. Muetzel, U. Wirkner, W. Ansorge, and S. Pääbo (2004) PLoS Biology 2:682-689. [pdf]

The disadvantage of combinatorial communication.
Lachmann M. and C. T. Bergstrom (2004). Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 271:2337-2343. [pdf]

The Physical Limits of Communication
Lachmann M., M. E. J. Newman, and C. Moore (2004). Am. J. Phys. 72(10):1290-1293. SFI working paper 99-07-054. [pdf]

Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of genomes, cells and multicellular organisms.
Lachmann, M., N. W. Blackstone, D. Haig, A. Kowald, R. E. Michod, E. Szathmáry, J. H. Werren, and L. Wolpert (2003). Chapter 18 in P. Hammerstein, ed., Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation.Cambridge: MIT Press. [pdf]

The Red King Effect: When the slowest runner wins the coevolutionary race.
Bergstrom, C. T. and M. Lachmann (2003). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100(2): 593-598. SFI working paper 02-09-048. [pdf] [ps]

Separating equilibria in continuous signalling games.
Bergstrom C. T., S. Számadó, and M. Lachmann (2002). Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences 357(1427):1595-1606. [pdf] SFI working paper 02-09-044 [pdf] [ps]

On the evolution of polygamy: a theoretical examination of the polygamy threshold model.
Ptak S. and M. Lachmann (2001). SFI working paper 01-01-001. [pdf] [ps] Behavioral Ecology, in press.

Cost and conflict in animal signals and human language
Lachmann M., C. T. Bergstrom, and S. Számadó (2001). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 98:13189-13194. [pdf] (other versions of this material appeared as Santa Fe Institute Working Papers, 01-05-27, "The peacock, the sparrow, and the evolution of human language," and 00-12-74, "The death of costly signalling?".)

Alarm Calls as Costly Signals of Anti-Predator Vigilance: The Watchful Babbler Game.
Bergstrom, C. T. and M. Lachmann (2001). SFI working paper 00-02-009. Animal Behavior 61(3):535-543. [pdf]

The Role of signalling and sibling competition in begging strategies.
Rodriguez-Girones, M. A., M. Enquist and M. Lachmann (2001). SFI working paper 01-01-002. Animal Behaviour 61(4):733-745. [pdf]

On the Dynamic Persistence of Cooperation: How Lower Fitness Induces Higher Survivability.
Sella, G. and M. Lachmann (2000). SFI working paper 99-03-017. Journal of Theoretical Biology 206:465-485. Also appeared in Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Interplay of Selection, Accident, Neutrality, and Function. James P. Crutchfield and Peter Schuster (eds.) Oxford U. Press, 2002. [pdf]

On Information Sharing and the Evolution of Collectives.
Lachmann, M., G. Sella, and E. Jablonka (2000). SFI working paper 99-03-018. Proc. of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 267:1265-1374. [pdf]

Who wins Domineering on Rectangular Boards?
Lachmann M. and C. Moore (2000). presented by C. Moore in Combinatorial Game Theory, July 2000, MSRI Berkeley. SFI working paper 00-04-026. [pdf] [ps] (not peer reviewed)

Adopting adoption.
Avital, E., E. Jablonka and M. Lachmann (1998). Animal Behaviour 55(6):1451-1459. [pdf]

Signalling among relatives. III. Talk is cheap among relatives.
Bergstrom, C. T. and M. Lachmann (1998). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 95:5100-5105. [pdf]

Signalling among relatives. II. Beyond the Tower of Babel.
Lachmann, M. and C. T. Bergstrom (1998). Theoretial Population Biology, 54:146-160. [pdf]

Signalling among relatives. I. When is signalling too costly?
Bergstrom, C. T. and M. Lachmann (1997). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 352(1353):609-617. [pdf]

Heredity systems in a periodically fluctuating environment
Lachmann-Tarkhanov, M. and E. Jablonka (1996). Journal of Theoretical Biology. 181:1-9. [ps]

The computationally complete Ant Colony: Global Coordination in a System with no Hierarchy.
Lachmann, M. and G. Sella (1995). Presented in ECAL95. Published in F. Moran, A. Moreno, J.J. Merelo, and P Chacon (Ed.) Advances in Artificial Life, proceedings of the third European Conference on Artificial Life, Granada, Spain. Springer-Verlag 1995. [ps]

The Alternative Fitness Sets Which Preserve Allele Trajectories: A General Treatment
Lachmann-Tarkhanov, M. and S. Sarkar (1994). Genetics 138(4):1323-1330. [ps]

Evidence, mechanisms and models for the inheritance of acquired characters.
Jablonka, E., M. Lachmann, and M. J. Lamb (1992). Journal of Theoretical Biology. 158: 245-268.

Origins of Evolution
Lachmann, M (1991). Paper presented in a workshop on IJCAI-91, and published in the proceedings of the workshop. [html] [pdf]