How superdiffusion gets arrested: Ecological encounters explain shift from Lévy to Brownian movement

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De Jager, M.; Bartumeus, F.; Kölzsch, A.; Weissing, F.J.; Hengeveld, G.M.; Nolet, B.A.; Herman, P.M.J.; Van de Koppel, J.;
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
  • Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences,volume 281,issue 1,774 (issn: 0962-8452, eissn: 1471-2954)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2605, pmc: PMC3843843
  • Subject: PREDATORS | ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEXITY | Levy walk | Brownian motion | animal movement | POWER-LAW DISTRIBUTIONS | FLIGHT SEARCH PATTERNS | Lévy walk | resource density | DYNAMICS | SUCCESS | 1001 | 60 | Research Articles | search efficiency | ANIMALS | Mytilus edulis | MUSSELS | 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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