Simon Garnier: Who’s in Charge of Living Swarms?

Voices of Nature #11, Simon Garnier, Who’s in Charge of Living Swarms?

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Ants do it. Slime molds do it. Bees do it. Fish do it. Birds do it. Humans do it. We swarm. At some point many individuals act as a single organism. But how? Who’s in charge? Wouldn’t you like to know . . .

Simon Garnier is a scientist leading the Swarm Lab at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He often times contemplates human swarm behavior, especially during gnarly moments on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Presented at Climate, Biodiversity, and Survival: Listening to the Voices of Nature conference at Harvard University on November 17-18, 2018

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