Data from: Emergence of splits and collective turns in pigeon flocks under predation
Papadopoulou, Marina et al. (2022), Data from: Emergence of splits and collective turns in pigeon flocks under predation, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.905qfttkc
- The pre-processed empirical data were provided by:
Sankey DWE, Storms RF, Musters RJ, Russell TW, Hemelrijk CK, Portugal SJ. 2021 Absence of “selfish herd” dynamics in bird flocks under threat. Curr Biol., 1–7. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.009)
During the field experiments, a remotely controlled robotic falcon (‘RobotFalcon’) was used to attack flocks of homing pigeons (Columba livia) just after they have been released at a new location. Both prey and predator were equipped with GPS devices.
- Processed data and code used for the figures and statistics of the manuscript are stored in the Zenodo repository: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5889098 (the archived version of the GitHub repository PigeonsCollectiveEscape)
- The simulated data are generated by an extension of the computational model HoPE (Homing Pigeons Escape): a species-specific agent-based model, adjusted to empirical data of pigeon flocks. The model is available at the Zenodo repository: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5889123. The original HoPE model is first published in:
Papadopoulou M, Hildenbrandt H, Sankey DWE, Portugal SJ, Hemelrijk CK. 2022 Self-organization of collective escape in pigeon flocks. PLoS Comput Biol., 1–25. (doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009772/journal.pcbi.1009772)
Simulations include one predator-agent and flocks of 8 to 34 individual pigeon-agents that demonstrate escape behavior. 'Catches' of prey by the predator are not modeled.
Please refer to the README files of our dataset and software.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Award: 14723
Royal Society Research Grant , Award: R10952