When to go with the crowd: modelling synchronization of all-or-nothing activity transitions in grouped animals.

Abstract

For groups of animals to keep together, the group members have to perform switches between staying in one place and moving to another place in synchrony. However, synchronization imposes a cost on individual animals, because they have to switch from one to the other behaviour at a communal time rather than at their ideal times. Here we model this situation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.12.031

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