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Food Hoarding in Animals
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In this first comprehensive synthesis of the literature on food hoarding in animals, Stephen B. Vander Wall discusses how animals store food, how they use food and how this use affects individual fitness, and provides detailed coverage of hoarding behavior across taxa-mammals, birds, and arthropods. Expand
Collective memory and spatial sorting in animal groups.
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The first evidence for collective memory is presented in such animal groups (where the previous history of group structure influences the collective behaviour exhibited as individual interactions change) during the transition of a group from one type of collective behaviour to another. Expand
Effective leadership and decision-making in animal groups on the move
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It is revealed that the larger the group the smaller the proportion of informed individuals needed to guide the group, and that only a very small proportion ofinformed individuals is required to achieve great accuracy. Expand
Self-Organization in Biological Systems
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This book is a self-contained introduction to self-organization and complexity in biology - a field of study at the forefront of life sciences research. Expand
Social evolution in ants
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An overview of the current state of scientific knowledge about social evolution in ants is presented and how studies on ants have contributed to an understanding of many fundamental topics in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology is shown. Expand
The dynamics of collective sorting robot-like ants and ant-like robots
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A distributed sorting algorithm, inspired by how ant colonies sort their brood, is presented for use by robot teams, offering the advantages of simplicity, flexibility and robustness. Expand
Teams in animal societies
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It is predicted that teams in insect societies are more likely to be found in large polymorphic (‘‘complex’’) societies than in small monomorphic societies, and a new rigorous definition of a team is proposed that may be applied to both vertebrate and invertebrate societies. Expand
A Mechanism for Value-Sensitive Decision-Making
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A dynamical systems analysis of a decision-making mechanism inspired by collective choice in house-hunting honeybee swarms reveals the crucial role of cross-inhibitory ‘stop-signalling’, and proposes that the model, and the significant role of the values of the alternatives, may describe other decision- Making systems, and may provide guidance in the design of decision- making algorithms for artificial systems. Expand
Teaching in tandem-running ants
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T tandem running is an example of teaching, to the authors' knowledge the first in a non-human animal, that involves bidirectional feedback between teacher and pupil, and indicates that it could be the value of information, rather than the constraint of brain size, that has influenced the evolution of teaching. Expand
Information flow, opinion polling and collective intelligence in house-hunting social insects.
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It is shown that classical mathematical models can illuminate the processes by which colonies are able to achieve decisions that are relatively swift and very well informed in one of the most difficult collective choices that social insects face: namely, house hunting by complete societies. Expand
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