Individual variation in collective behavior
Noa Pinter-Wollman

Individual variation in collective behavior […]

Malcolm Gordon

I study the biomechanics and hydrodynamics of how fishes and other aquatic animals swim. This involves a surprisingly complex set of issues. Actively swimming fishes, whales, etc., are mostly streamlined, but streamlining alone does not explain the great variety of body shapes and sizes in relation to swimming speeds and the efficiencies with which these animals convert energy into motion. [ read more]

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