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Information transfer in moving animal groups.

Abstract:

Moving animal groups provide some of the most intriguing and difficult to characterise examples of collective behaviour. We review some recent (and not so recent) empirical research on the motion of animal groups, including fish, locusts and homing pigeons. An important concept which unifies our understanding of these groups is that of transfer of directional information. Individuals which change their direction of travel in response to the direction taken by their near neighbours can quickly...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s12064-008-0040-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Theory in biosciences = Theorie in den Biowissenschaften
Volume:
127
Issue:
2
Pages:
177-186
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1611-7530
ISSN:
1431-7613
URN:
uuid:bc89175b-2fab-4c32-8d8e-1b915e614bfa
Source identifiers:
209920
Local pid:
pubs:209920

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