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Automated tracking and collective behaviour in locusts and humans

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The understanding of the motion of animal groups, such as birds, fish and insects, has been greatly advanced by applying principles of self-organisation – the emergence of global patterns from simple, local, interactions between individuals. The desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, provides a useful model system for the experimental study of collective behaviour. During plague years, the desert locust can form aggregations extending over hundreds of km. Before developing wings, j...

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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:041ae2be-cc9d-4cda-9e3c-36f2709853db
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ora:10680
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