From Disorder to Order in Marching Locusts

  title={From Disorder to Order in Marching Locusts},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Buhl and David J. T. Sumpter and Iain D. Couzin and Joseph J. Hale and Emma Despland and Esther R. Miller and Stephen J. Simpson},
  pages={1402 - 1406}
Recent models from theoretical physics have predicted that mass-migrating animal groups may share group-level properties, irrespective of the type of animals in the group. One key prediction is that as the density of animals in the group increases, a rapid transition occurs from disordered movement of individuals within the group to highly aligned collective motion. Understanding such a transition is crucial to the control of mobile swarming insect pests such as the desert locust. We confirmed… 

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