Spatiotemporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk.

@article{Lenz2012SpatiotemporalDO,
  title={Spatiotemporal dynamics of bumblebees foraging under predation risk.},
  author={F. Lenz and T. Ings and L. Chittka and A. Chechkin and Rainer Klages},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 9},
  pages={
          098103
        }
}
  • F. Lenz, T. Ings, +2 authors Rainer Klages
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • 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

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