Entries on ‘Locusts’

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 […]

24 Jul 2010

Swarming locusts impossible to predict: Iain Couzin in ScienceNews

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Journalist Alexandra Witze from ScienceNews published an article on the behavior of locust swarms. This article is based on several studies published by Iain and his collaborators (see our publication page), and precede a future article to appear in Physical Review E (Escudero et al., Physical Review E, in press). Iain along with coauthors Jérôme Buhl and Carlos […]

11 May 2010

Iain Couzin at the Secret Science Club

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UPDATE – ABC News feature about the Secret Science Club: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=7025066&page=1
Iain will talk about his work and the work of the CouzinLab at the next Secret Science Club session. This event will hold at the Bell House in New York (149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215), at 8pm on Tuesday May 18. Tickets are free. Hereafter is […]

11 Jan 2010

Iain’s interview at BigThink.com

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Are humans pack animals? Do cells act like crowds? Does Iain Couzin feel like part of the herd? Iain answers these questions, and more, in this interview (Taming the Herd Mentality) he gave to the website BigThink.com:

For your information, BigThink.com is a website that broadcasts interviews with experts in various fields, from hedge-fund managers to neuroscientists.

24 Sep 2009

Current Biology, PNAS: Cannibalism and collective behavior in swarming insects

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One of the most striking and devastating examples of collective movement is exhibited by locusts. Swarms of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, can devour large areas of vegetation and have a huge social and economic impact on humans, affecting the livelihood of one in ten people on the planet in plague years. How do these […]