作者 Sumpter, David J. T
書名 Collective Animal Behavior
出版項 Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2010
©2011
國際標準書號 9781400837106 (electronic bk.)
9780691148434
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (273 pages)
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系列 Public Square
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附註 Cover -- Halftitle -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Coming Together -- Chapter 3 Information Transfer -- Chapter 4 Making Decisions -- Chapter 5 Moving Together -- Chapter 6 Synchronization -- Chapter 7 Structures -- Chapter 8 Kegulation -- Chapter 9 Complicated Interactions -- Chapter 10 The Evolution of Co-operation -- Chapter 11 Conclusions -- References -- Index
Fish travel in schools, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants build trails. How and why do these collective behaviors occur? Exploring how coordinated group patterns emerge from individual interactions, Collective Animal Behavior reveals why animals produce group behaviors and examines their evolution across a range of species. Providing a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental work, David Sumpter investigates how animals move and arrive together, how they transfer information, how they make decisions and synchronize their activities, and how they build collective structures. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of how different group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why natural selection has produced these groups. For the first time, the book combines traditional approaches to behavioral ecology with ideas about self-organization and complex systems from physics and mathematics. Sumpter offers a guide for working with key models in this area along with case studies of their application, and he shows how ideas about animal behavior can be applied to understanding human social behavior. Containing a wealth of accessible examples as well as qualitative and quantitative features, Collective Animal Behavior will interest behavioral ecologists and all scientists studying complex systems
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Sumpter, David J. T. Collective Animal Behavior Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2010 9780691148434
主題 Social behavior in animals.;Collective behavior
Electronic books
Alt Author Sumpter, David J. T. J. T