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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.

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