On following behaviour as a mechanism for collective movement.

@article{Fernandez2011OnFB,
  title={On following behaviour as a mechanism for collective movement.},
  author={Aina Astudillo Fernandez and Jean Louis Deneubourg},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={284 1},
  pages={
          7-15
        }
}
  • Aina Astudillo Fernandez, Jean Louis Deneubourg
  • Published in
    Journal of theoretical…
    2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • During collective movement, animals display a wide variety of mechanisms to maintain cohesion. In some species, individuals rely mainly on following their direct predecessor, thereby forming spectacular processions of individuals in single file. Despite being the simplest case of following behaviour, it is largely absent from the theoretical literature on collective migrations. The objective of this study is to quantify the efficiency of following the predecessor, in terms of ensuring cohesion… CONTINUE READING

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