Nov 6, 2015

Onset of collective motion in locusts is captured by a minimal model

Louise Dyson, Christian A. Yates, Jerome Buhl, Alan J. McKane
Physical Review E
  • Investigates the effects of population density on the swarming of locusts
  • Introduces a minimal model to describe the onset of cohesive motion of a group of locusts as the group size increases
  • Demonstrates that collective behavior can be initiated through simple individual-based interactions and show that there is an explicit dependence on the size of the group considered