Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0691138796 | 2010 | 152 pages | 0.3 MB
How do ant colonies get anything done, when no one is in charge? An ant colony operates without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions–resulting in a dynamic network that coordinates the functions of the colony. Ant Encounters provides a revealing and accessible look into ant behavior from this complex systems perspective.