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By David J. T. Sumpter

Fish commute in faculties, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants construct trails. How and why do those collective behaviors take place? Exploring how coordinated workforce styles emerge from person interactions, Collective Animal Behavior finds why animals produce workforce behaviors and examines their evolution throughout a variety of species.

supplying a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental paintings, David Sumpter investigates how animals movement and arrive jointly, how they move details, how they make judgements and synchronize their actions, and the way they construct collective constructions. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of the way diverse group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why usual choice has produced those teams. For the 1st time, the e-book combines conventional techniques to behavioral ecology with principles approximately self-organization and intricate structures from physics and arithmetic. Sumpter bargains a advisor for operating with key versions during this quarter in addition to case reviews in their software, and he indicates how principles approximately animal habit might be utilized to knowing human social behavior.

Containing a wealth of obtainable 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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