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Self-organization, collective decision making and resource exploitation strategies in social insects
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Mathematics.
2008 (English)In: European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter Physics, ISSN 1434-6028, Vol. 65, no 3, 379-385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Amplifying communications are a ubiquitous characteristic of group-living animals. This work is concerned with their role in the processes of food recruitment and resource exploitation by social insects. The collective choices made by ants faced with different food sources are analyzed using both a mean field description and a stochastic approach. Emphasis is placed on the possibility of optimizing the recruitment and exploitation strategies through an appropriate balance between individual variability, cooperative interactions and environmental constraints.

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2008. Vol. 65, no 3, 379-385 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107836DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2008-00334-3ISI: 000260122300010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107836DiVA: diva2:233298
Available from: 2009-08-31 Created: 2009-08-31 Last updated: 2009-08-31Bibliographically approved

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