From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior
February 28, 2012
Lecture by Iain Couzin
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 PM
Why do billions of locusts suddenly break into motion? How do ants carry heavy loads and march with orderly precision along densely packed trails? How do flocks of birds and schools of fish select their navigators? And how do we—humans—make decisions as citizens, drivers, and numerous other social situations? Iain Couzin, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton, has made major contributions to understanding the dynamics and evolution of collective animal behavior.
Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage. Part of the Evolution Matters lecture series. Supported by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.