Investigating wind effects on insect migration

Zhenhua Hao, V. Alistair Drake, Leesa Sidhu, John R. Taylor

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Understanding the response of migrating insects to the wind along their path is an active area in insect migration research. In this article, two methods for describing wind response are illustrated and evaluated by analysing a model of migratory movement with a realistic scatter in the flight direction. The results show that both methods give robust and reliable results when insects simply maintain a constant heading in response to winds with a cross track component. However, neither method is reliable for evaluating whether insects are compensating for wind drift and maintaining a constant track towards their destination
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC-2014)
EditorsJ R Taylor
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CATC-2014) - Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20143 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameANZIAM Journal - Proceedings Computational Techniques and Applications Conference
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1446-1811
ISSN (Electronic)1446-8735


Conference17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CATC-2014)
Abbreviated titleCATC-2014


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