SMS scnews item created by Martin Wechselberger at Wed 25 Jul 2007 1716
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Aug 2007
Calendar1: 1 Aug 2007 1405-1455
CalLoc1: Eastern Avenue lecture Theatre

Applied Maths Seminar: Myerscough -- The consequences of choice: the effects of scale and stochasticity in decision making

We all make decisions as individuals, as family or departmental units, as
communities and as nations.  How do the choices that individuals make affect outcomes on
a community, national or global level? Does it matter if many individuals make poor
choices? How does the nature of the communication between individuals affect the
collective outcome? 

This talk will explore these questions using examples from nest-site selection and
foraging in honeybees.  Mathematical models at various scales will be used to elucidate
links between behaviour at different scales.

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