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Mathematical models of swarming and social aggregation

  title={Mathematical models of swarming and social aggregation},
  author={Leah Edelstein-Keshet}
I survey some of the problems (both mathematical and biological) connected with aggregation of social organisms and indicate some mathematical and modelling challenges. I describe recent work with collegues on swarming behaviour. Examples discussed include (1) a model for locust migration swarms, (2) the effect of non-local interactions on swarm shape and dynamics, and (3) an individualbased model for the spacing of neighbors in a group. I. Background and previous work Many chemical and… 

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