Download e-book for kindle: Collective Animal Behavior by David J. T. Sumpter

By David J. T. Sumpter

Fish go back and forth in faculties, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants construct trails. How and why do those collective behaviors ensue? Exploring how coordinated crew styles emerge from person interactions, Collective Animal Behavior unearths why animals produce team behaviors and examines their evolution throughout a number species.

offering a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental paintings, David Sumpter investigates how animals circulation and arrive jointly, how they move info, how they make judgements and synchronize their actions, and the way they construct collective buildings. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of ways assorted group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why traditional choice has produced those teams. For the 1st time, the ebook combines conventional methods to behavioral ecology with principles approximately self-organization and complicated platforms from physics and arithmetic. Sumpter bargains a consultant for operating with key types during this region in addition to case stories in their software, and he exhibits how rules approximately animal habit could be utilized to knowing human social behavior.

Containing a wealth of available examples in addition to qualitative and quantitative gains, Collective Animal Behavior will curiosity behavioral ecologists and all scientists learning complicated systems.

Show description

Read or Download Collective Animal Behavior PDF

Best zoology books

Get Neuromarketing: Exploring the Brain of the Consumer PDF

Over the past 10 years advances within the new box of neuromarketing have yielded a number of findings which defy universal stereotypes approximately client habit. cause and feelings don't inevitably seem as opposing forces. quite, they supplement each other. consequently, it unearths that customers make the most of psychological accounting approaches diverse from these assumed in agents' logical inferences by way of time, issues of ranking and selecting, and in post-purchase evaluate.

Get Invertebrate Immune Responses (Comparative Pathobiology) PDF

This represents the 3rd quantity of the sequence entitled Comparative PathobioZogy. The chapters incorporated symbolize the lawsuits of a symposium held at Oregon nation collage, Corvallis, on August 16-22, 1975. The symposium used to be co-sponsored through the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) and the yankee Society of Zoologists (ASZ).

New PDF release: Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology v. 1

The Rhesus Monkey, quantity I: Anatomy and body structure discusses the anatomic and physiological dimension, microscopic anatomy, studying, talents, basic habit, and vocalization of rhesus monkey. The rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) is general for biomedical and mental reviews. hence, a major fund of clinical details comes in papers and a few gathered facts.

Download PDF by Gerald S. Pollack,Andrew C. Mason,Arthur N Popper,Richard R: Insect Hearing (Springer Handbook of Auditory Research)

Insect listening to offers a generally established view of the services, mechanisms, and evolution of listening to in bugs. With a unmarried exception, the chapters specialize in difficulties of listening to and their suggestions, instead of being fascinated with specific taxa. The exception, listening to in Drosophila, is justified simply because, as a result of its ever transforming into toolbox of genetic and optical strategies, Drosophila is speedily turning into some of the most very important version platforms in neurobiology, together with the neurobiology of listening to.

Extra resources for Collective Animal Behavior

Example text

Download PDF sample

Collective Animal Behavior by David J. T. Sumpter


by Richard
4.0

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 34 votes