Studying swarms of mussels

On February 18, I will give a talk at the Animal swarms workshop in Israel, talking about the importance of Darwinian adaptation and “Einsteinian” interactions in explaining the observed movement of “swarms” of mussels.

See: http://www.tau.ac.il/~ayali/Animal%20Swarm%20Web%20Page/index.html

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Applying Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion to animal movement

On the 5th of February, I gave a plenary lecture at the wintermeeting of the Dutch Ecological Society (the NAEM days) in Lunteren. My talk highlighted that Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion provides a interesting perspective on the processes underlying the movement of animals, highlighting that Brownian motion is an emergent property of the interactions between organisms, rather than a default model describing the innate movement of animals.

See: http://www.nern.nl/node/24