Decentralized Mechanisms of collective behavior in social insects
Dr. Stephen Pratt

Decentralized Mechanisms of collective behavior in social insects […]

Glen MacDonald

I am a geographer and paleoclimatologist interested in the lessons of the past for understanding our present - day climate change predicament, especially here in the North American Southwest. This region has experienced arid conditions since the start of the 21st century. [ read more]

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