The Physics of Foraging: An Introduction to Random Searches and Biological Encounters (BOK)

Gandhimohan M. Viswanathan, Marcos G. E. de Luz, Ernesto P. Raposo, H. Eugene Stanley

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Do the movements of animals, including humans, follow patterns that can be described quantitatively by simple laws of motion? If so, then why? These questions have attracted the attention of scientists in many disciplines, and stimulated debates ranging from ecological matters to queries such as 'how can there be free will if one follows a law of motion?' This is the first book on this rapidly evolving subject, introducing random searches and foraging in a way that can be understood by readers without a previous background on the subject. It reviews theory as well as experiment, addresses open problems and perspectives, and discusses applications ranging from the colonization of Madagascar by Austronesians to the diffusion of genetically modified crops. The book will interest physicists working in the field of anomalous diffusion and movement ecology as well as ecologists already familiar with the concepts and methods of statistical physics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Ernesto P. Raposo, Gandhimohan M. Viswanathan, H. Eugene Stanley, Marcos G. E. de Luz
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107006799
Antall sider 178 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 510 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Animal behaviour, Biophysics