Entries on ‘Collective migration’

1 Nov 2010

PNAS: Leadership, collective behavior, and the evolution of migration

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Migration is a remarkable and widespread form of collective motion that is observed over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. Often migratory individuals face the challenge of tracking long range, noisy environmental cues in order to reach suitable habitats. Detecting directional information, however, may come at a cost. This raises a number of [...]


9 Sep 2010

Iain Couzin and Vishwesha Guttal in The NY Times

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Felicity Barringer published in the Green blog (online edition of The New York Times) an article about the last paper of Iain and Vishwesha in PNAS. Hereafter are the first sentences of Felicity Barranger’s post:

Using the tools afforded by the study of applied mathematics and evolutionary biology, two Princeton researchers have shown that migratory animals [...]