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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