Science Digest - Nobuaki Mizumoto on Evolutionary perspectives of collective behavior in termites


Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:00 to 12:55


C209 and Zoom



Animal collective behaviors give rise to various spatial patterns, such as the nests of social insects. These structures vary greatly among species, but how individual behavior evolves to change group-level structures remains elusive. In this talk, I will introduce termite tunneling behavior to show the complex mechanical relationship between individual transportation behavior and group-level branching patterns. Then, I will discuss the perspective of combining phylogenetic framework with animal collective behavior, with my an on-going project to test if parameter tuning of a single set of behavioral rules facilitates the evolution of diverse patterns and seeks for the evolutionary origin of behavioral rules.

Meeting ID: 945 9934 0328
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