Collective behavior takes many forms, such as emergence, self-organization, superorganism, quorum sensing, artificial intelligence, and dynamical networks.
We use ant colonies to investigate systems that operate without central control, and explore analogies with other systems, such as the internet, the immune system, and the brain.
How local cues used by individuals add up to the resilient response of the group
How the organization responds to a changing environment
Which kinds of collective behavior work best in particular conditions
Land Talk is an interactive website that documents conversations about changes in landscapes.