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Animal groups in three dimensions

Author: Julia K Parrish; William M Hamner
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1997.
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This book is about the ways in which many animals form groups; for instance, schools of fish, flocks of birds, and swarms of insects. Covering both invertebrate and vertebrate species, the authors  Read more...


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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia K Parrish; William M Hamner
ISBN: 0521460247 9780521460248
OCLC Number: 851080726
Description: xvii, 378 p. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Unifying principles, galactic framework, and the holy grails of aggregation Julia K. Parrish, William M. Hamner and Charles T. Prewitt; Part I. Imaging and Measurement: 2. Methods for three-dimensional sensing of animals Jules S. Jaffe; 3. Analytical and digital photogrammetry Jon Osborn; 4. Acoustic visualization of three-dimensional animal aggregations in the ocean Charles H. Green and Peter H. Wiebe; 5. Three-dimensional structure and dynamics of bird flocks Frank Heppner; 6. Three-dimensional measurements of swarming mosquitos: a probabilistic model, measuring system, and example output Terumi Ikawa and Hidehiko Okabe; Part II. Analysis: 7. Quantitative analysis of animal movements in congregations Peter Turchin; 8. Movements of animals in congregations: an Eularian analysis of bark beetle swarming Peter Turchin and Gregory Simons; 9. Individual decisions, traffic rules, and emergent pattern in schooling fish Julia K. Parrish and Peter Turchin; 10. Aggregate behavior in zooplankton: phototactic swarming in four developmental stages of Coullana canadensis (Copepoda harpacticoida) Jeannette Yen and Elizabeth A. Bryant; Part III. Behavioural Ecology and Evolution: 11. Is the sum of the parts equal to the whole?: the conflict between individuality and group membership William M. Hamner and Julia K. Parrish; 12. Why are some members more likely to be on the outside of the group?: Testing the evolutionary predictions William L. Romey; 13. Costs and benefits as a function of group size: experiments on a swarming mysid Paramesopodopsis rufa fenton David A. Ritz; 14. Predicting the three-dimensional structure of animal aggregations from functional consideration: The role of information Lawrence M. Dill, C. S. Holling and L. H. Palmer; 15. Perspectives on sensory integration systems: problems, opportunities, and predictions Carl R. Schilt and Kenneth S. Norris; Part IV. Models: 16. Conceptual and methodological issues in the modeling of biological aggregations Simon A. Levin; 17. Schooling as a strategy for chemotaxis in a noisy environment Daniel Grunbaum; 18. Trail following as an adaptable mechanism for popular behavior Leah Edelstein-Keshett; 19. Metabolic models of fish school behaviour: The need for quantitative observations William McFarland and Akira Okubo; 20. Social forces in animal congregations: interactive, motivational and sensory aspects Kevin Warburton.
Responsibility: edited by Julia K. Parrish, William Hamner.


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