Investigating wind effects on insect migration

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

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    Abstract

    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 PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Mathematical Society
    Pagesc399-c415
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CATC-2014) - Canberra, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 1 Dec 20143 Dec 2014

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    Conference17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CATC-2014)
    Abbreviated titleCATC-2014
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period1/12/143/12/14

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    Hao, Z., Drake, V. A., Sidhu, L., & Taylor, J. R. (2016). Investigating wind effects on insect migration. In J. R. Taylor (Ed.), 17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC-2014) (pp. c399-c415). Australia: Australian Mathematical Society.
    Hao, Zhenhua ; Drake, V. Alistair ; Sidhu, Leesa ; Taylor, John R. / Investigating wind effects on insect migration. 17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC-2014). editor / J R Taylor. Australia : Australian Mathematical Society, 2016. pp. c399-c415
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    Investigating wind effects on insect migration. / Hao, Zhenhua; Drake, V. Alistair; Sidhu, Leesa; Taylor, John R.

    17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC-2014). ed. / J R Taylor. Australia : Australian Mathematical Society, 2016. p. c399-c415.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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    Hao Z, Drake VA, Sidhu L, Taylor JR. Investigating wind effects on insect migration. In Taylor JR, editor, 17th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC-2014). Australia: Australian Mathematical Society. 2016. p. c399-c415