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Inferring the rules of interaction of shoaling fish
- J. Herbert-Read, A. Perna, R. Mann, T. Schaerf, D. Sumpter, A. Ward
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 7 November 2011
Three key rules for the social interactions of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) are identified, which are different from the classical models of collective animal motion, raising new questions about how fish and other animals self-organize on the move.
The role of individuality in collective group movement
- J. Herbert-Read, S. Krause, L. Morrell, T. Schaerf, J. Krause, A. Ward
- PsychologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 February 2013
If the results found here can be generalized across species and contexts, then although individuality is not entirely lost in groups, social conformity and group-size-dependent effects drive how individuals will adjust their behaviour in groups.
Deciding on the wing: in-flight decision making and search space sampling in the red dwarf honeybee Apis florea
- Konrad Diwold, T. Schaerf, M. Myerscough, M. Middendorf, M. Beekman
- Environmental ScienceSwarm Intelligence
- 9 April 2011
It is shown that imprecision in the nest-site selection process allows swarms to quickly reach a decision when many nest sites are available, and that the guidance mechanism of bee swarms, so-called ‘streaking’, functions both when directional dissent is present and when it is absent, making it a more general mechanism of group movement than previously thought.
Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? The effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera
- T. Schaerf, J. Makinson, M. Myerscough, M. Beekman
- Computer ScienceJournal of The Royal Society Interface
- 6 October 2013
It is found that the ability of a swarm to choose the best of two nest sites decreases as swarm size increases when there is some time-lag between discovering the sites, consistent with Janson & Beekman.
Brood comb construction by the stingless bees Tetragonula hockingsi and Tetragonula carbonaria
Two species-specific algorithms about the algorithm followed by the bees during cell construction are translated into agent-based lattice swarm computer simulations of the cell construction process for the two species and produced representations of brood combs that are similar to those seen in vivo, suggesting that the biological rules are realistic.
The effects of external cues on individual and collective behavior of shoaling fish
Overall, changes in individual behavior and the interactions among individuals in response to external cues coincide with changes in group-level patterns, providing insight into the adaptability of behavior to changes in context and interrelationship between local interactions and global patterns in collective behavior.
Honeybee linguistics—a comparative analysis of the waggle dance among species of Apis
- M. Beekman, J. Makinson, M. Couvillon, K. Preece, T. Schaerf
- BiologyFront. Ecol. Evol.
- 17 February 2015
All honeybees use the waggle dance to recruit nestmates. Studies on the dance precision of Apis mellifera have shown that the dance is often imprecise. Two hypotheses have been put forward aimed at…
Moving home: nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea)
- J. Makinson, B. Oldroyd, T. Schaerf, W. Wattanachaiyingcharoen, M. Beekman
- BiologyBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
- 1 May 2011
The results suggest that two fundamental aspects of the behavior of A. mellifera scouts—the process of dance decay and the process of repeated nest site evaluation—do not occur in A. florea.
Consensus building in giant Asian honeybee, Apis dorsata, swarms on the move
The physiology of leadership in fish shoals : leaders have lower maximal metabolic rates and lower aerobic scope
The question of who leads and who follows is crucial to our understanding of the collective movements of group-living animals. Various characteristics associated with leadership have been documente…