Self-organised criticality in the evolution of a thermodynamic model of rodent thermoregulatory huddling


A thermodynamic model of thermoregulatory huddling interactions between endotherms is developed. The model is presented as a Monte Carlo algorithm in which animals are iteratively exchanged between groups, with a probability of exchanging groups defined in terms of the temperature of the environment and the body temperatures of the animals. The temperature… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005378


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