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Mini-Symposium PhD students

Last update: : Thursday 3 March 2016, by Nicolas Busser

Par : Xavier Meyer, Manon Corbin, Clement Neyton
Date : Vendredi 4 mars 2016 2015 à 13h
Lieu : IPHC, Amphithéâtre Grünewald, bâtiment 25

Xavier Meyer

Does complexity in behavioral organization allow penguins to adapt to changes in their environment?

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There are a growing number of studies showing that animal behaviour typically exhibits fractal structure. Studies also show that in the presence of stressors, the organizational structure of behaviour sequences becomes less complex, further suggesting that complexity is biologically adaptive. Following these statements, I’m investigating how penguin’s behavioural organization is linked with environmental conditions and how it could provide novel information about the influence of the environment on behavioural processes in diving seabirds which are often used as environmental indicators.


Manon Corbin

Decision-making for moving collectively in domestic horse: influence of group size

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As all gregarious species, horses move collectively. Their collective movements emerge from interactions between individuals within the group. These decision-making processes involve a combination of individualized and self-organized mechanisms. We collected and we will analyse data from different groups of domestic horses to determine whether group size influences the balance between these two types of mechanisms.


Clement Neyton

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