Dynamics of Aggregation and Emergence of Cooperation

@article{Deneubourg2002DynamicsOA,
  title={Dynamics of Aggregation and Emergence of Cooperation},
  author={J. L. Deneubourg and Arnaud Lioni and Claire Detrain},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={202},
  pages={262 - 267}
}
Aggregation is one of the most basic social phenomena, and many activities of social insects are linked to it. For instance, the selection of a valuable site and the spatial organization of the population are very often by-products of amplifications based on the local density of nestmates. The patterns of aggregation are very diverse, ranging from the gathering of all animals in a unique site to their splitting between several ones. One might question how these multiple patterns emerge. Do ants… 

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