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Emergence of social inequality in the spatial harvesting of renewable public goods

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Schematic representation of our model’s processes and evolving traits.

For the sake of illustration, only a single consumer is shown. (A) Consumers harvest the resource in their neighborhoods at a rate that declines with the distance from their locations. (B) When the local resource density falls below a threshold, consumers disperse to other locations at distances randomly drawn from a normal distribution. (C) Once consumers have dispersed, the resource densities around their original location can rebound.

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