How superdiffusion gets arrested: ecological encounters explain shift from Levy to Brownian movement

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de Jager, Monique; Bartumeus, Frederic; Kölzsch, Andrea; Weissing, Franz J.; Hengeveld, Geerten M.; Nolet, Bart A.; Herman, Peter M.J.; van de Koppel, Johan;
  • Publisher: Royal Society (Great Britain)
  • Journal: volume 281,issue 1,774issn: 0962-8452, eissn: 1471-2954
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2605, pmc: PMC3843843, handle: 10261/86671
  • Subject: predators | environmental complexity | Levy walk | Brownian motion | Animal movement | power-law distributions | flight search patterns | Lévy walk | Resource density | dynamics | success | 1001 | 60 | Search efficiency | animals | Research Articles | Mytilus edulis | mussels | international | walks evolve
    arxiv: Mathematics::Probability

Ecological theory uses Brownian motion as a default template for describing ecological movement, despite limited mechanistic underpinning. The generality of Brownian motion has recently been challenged by empirical studies that highlight alternative movement patterns of... View more
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