Spatiotemporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk.

@article{Lenz2012SpatiotemporalDO,
  title={Spatiotemporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk.},
  author={Friedrich Lenz and Thomas C. Ings and Lars Chittka and Aleksei V. Chechkin and Rainer Klages},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 9},
  pages={
          098103
        }
}
We analyze 3D flight paths of bumblebees searching for nectar in a laboratory experiment with and without predation risk from artificial spiders. For the flight velocities we find mixed probability distributions reflecting the access to the food sources while the threat posed by the spiders shows up only in the velocity correlations. The bumblebees thus adjust their flight patterns spatially to the environment and temporally to predation risk. Key information on response to environmental… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 references

Proc

M. Lomholt, T. Koren, R. Metzler, J. Klafter
N atl. Acad. Sci. USA,105, 11055 • 2008
View 17 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

M

G. Viswanathan
da Luz, E. Raposo, and H. Stanley, The Physics of Foraging • 2011
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Current Biology

T. C. Ings, L. Chittka
18, 1520 • 2008
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

J

A. M. Edwards
Anim. Ecol., 77, 1212 • 2008
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Spatio - temporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk

A. V. Chechkin
Phys . Rev . Lett . • 2012

Spatio - temporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk

A. V. Chechkin
Phys . Rev . Lett . • 2012

Re v

O. Bénichou, C. Loverdo, M. Moreau, R. Voituriez
Mod. Phys.,83, 81 • 2011
View 3 Excerpts

Bull

A. James, J. W. Pitchford, M. J. Plank
Math. Bi ol., 72, 896 • 2010
View 2 Excerpts

Behav

A. M. Reynolds
Ecol. Sociobiol., 64, 19 • 2009
View 1 Excerpt

Inter face

S. Hapca, J. W. Crawford, I. M. Young, J. R. Soc
6, 111 • 2009
View 2 Excerpts