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Clustering through pair interactions in swimming zooplankton

  title={Clustering through pair interactions in swimming zooplankton},
  author={Ron Shnapp and Franccois-Gael Michalec and Markus Holzner},
This work focuses on the formation of mating aggregates in zooplankton. In particular, sexual encounters are behaviourally supported by males actively swimming in search for females, and approaching them for mating once they are found. While the random search leads to a diffusive flux of individuals, the approaching for encounter supports attraction. Thus, we ask whether these competing mechanisms of diffusion and attraction can support aggregation and lead to the formation of mating clusters. To… 

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