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By David J. T. Sumpter

Fish trip in colleges, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants construct trails. How and why do those collective behaviors take place? Exploring how coordinated team styles emerge from person interactions, Collective Animal Behavior unearths why animals produce staff behaviors and examines their evolution throughout various species.

offering a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental paintings, David Sumpter investigates how animals movement and arrive jointly, how they move info, how they make judgements and synchronize their actions, and the way they construct collective constructions. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of the way various group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why average choice has produced those teams. For the 1st time, the ebook combines conventional ways to behavioral ecology with rules approximately self-organization and intricate structures from physics and arithmetic. Sumpter deals a advisor for operating with key types during this region in addition to case reviews in their program, and he indicates how principles approximately animal habit could be utilized to figuring out human social behavior.

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

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