“Fruits of Ethology” guest talk – Máté Nagy

“Fruits of Ethology” guest talk – Máté Nagy

In the framework of the “Fruits of Ethology” guest talk series we will have the pleasure to welcome our next speaker, Máté Nagy (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Collective Behaviour & Department of Biology, Konstanz University, Konstanz, Germany; MTA-ELTE Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group).

Date: 20st December, Thursday, 15.00
: ELTE, South Building, 7.110, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c

Title: Group coordination, decision-making and collective sensing

Recent technological developments allow studying group behaviour in unprecedented details and on a variety of spatial and temporal scales. New analytical methods are needed to understand the huge datasets produced by these measurements. During the talk, I would like to guide the audience through my past and current research providing insight into different quantitative tools and the fascinating results related to group coordination, decision-making and collective sensing in groups of pigeons, rats, dogs, storks and humans. Recently, I was working on the development of a high-throughput animal tracking facility at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, that provides real-time three-dimensional positional and posture tracking for full collectives up to around 100 individuals in a relatively large arena (15m x 7m x 4m). By showing this facility, I would like to promote possible future collaborations.

All welcome!
Márta Gácsi & Ádám Miklósi