Scientific article

9 Sep 2013

Current Biology: Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups

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In our recent paper, “Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups”, published in Current Biology, we combine experiments with model selection methods to reveal the interaction networks over which information spreads through fish schools.
In the experiment, we first show that a minority of ‘informed’ fish, trained to associate a green laser target […]


31 Jan 2013

Science paper: Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups

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In our paper “Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups“, published in Science, we immerse groups of schooling fish simulated environments where they attempt to seek out preferred habitat. This allows us to reveal how animal groups use emergent sensing as a strategy for taxis in complex and dynamic environments. This paper is available open access from our publications page.
The […]


28 Jun 2012

Current Biology: The dynamics of group hunting and collective evasion

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We employ high frequency sonar imaging to explore The Dynamics of Coordinated Group Hunting and Collective Information Transfer among Schooling Prey, published in Current Biology. Accompanying our paper is a short video abstract aimed at a broad audience which highlights the methods and the results of the paper:

You can find out more by reading the […]


17 Dec 2011

Media attention following our recent Science paper

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Our recent article, "Uninformed Individuals Promote Democratic Consensus in Animal Groups" (Couzin et al., 2011), published Science has attracted attention from the mainstream media. Hereafter is a non-exhaustive list of articles that we have found mentioning our work on the role of uninformed individuals during consensus decision-making in group-living animals.
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9 Jan 2011

Sepideh Bazazi makes the cover of Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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The article published by Sepideh Bazazi and collaborators in the February 7, 2011, issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B will make the cover of the magazine. Congrats Sepideh!
In this article, Sepideh presents experimental and model data linking the nutritional state of locusts with their mass migration behavior. The article can be found here. Hereafter […]