Efficiency and robustness in ant networks of galleries

  title={Efficiency and robustness in ant networks of galleries},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Buhl and Jacques Gautrais and Ricard V. Sol{\'e} and Pascale Kuntz and Sergi Valverde and Jean Louis Deneubourg and Guy Theraulaz},
Recent theoretical and empirical studies have focused on the topology of large networks of communication/interactions in biological, social and technological systems. Most of them have been studied in the scope of the small-world and scale-free networks’ theory. Here we analyze the characteristics of ant networks of galleries produced in a 2-D experimental setup. These networks are neither small-worlds nor scale-free networks and belong to a particular class of network, i.e. embedded planar… CONTINUE READING