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The Physics of Foraging : an Introduction to Random Searches and Biological Encounters

Author: Gandhimohan M Viswanathan; Marcos G E Da Luz; Ernesto P Raposo; H Eugene Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Introducing random searches and foraging in a way that can be understood by readers without a previous background on the subject, this book will interest physicists as well as ecologists. It  Read more...

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Physics of Foraging
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gandhimohan M Viswanathan; Marcos G E Da Luz; Ernesto P Raposo; H Eugene Stanley
ISBN: 9780511902680 0511902689
OCLC Number: 939843564
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Mar 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (178 p.) : digital, PDF file(s)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Part I. Introduction: Movement: 1. Empirical motivation for studying movement; 2. Statistical physics of biological motion; 3. Random walks and Levy flights; 4. Wandering albatrosses; Part II. Experimental Findings: 5. Early studies; 6. Evidence of anomalous diffusion; 7. Human dispersal; 8. How strong is the evidence?; Part III. Theory of Foraging: 9. Optimizing encounter rates; 10. Levy flight foraging; 11. Other search models; Part IV. Finale: A Broader Context: 12. Superdiffusive random searches; 13. Adaptational versus emergent superdiffusion; 14. Perspectives and open problems; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: Gandhimohan. M. Viswanathan, Marcos G.E. da Luz, Ernesto P. Raposo, H. Eugene Stanley.
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