10. Social Organisation and Information Transfer in Schooling Fish

  1. Culum Brown4,
  2. Kevin Laland5 and
  3. Jens Krause6,7
  1. Christos C. Ioannou1,
  2. Iain D. Couzin1,
  3. Richard James2,
  4. Darren P. Croft3 and
  5. Jens Krause6,7

Published Online: 5 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch10

Fish Cognition and Behavior

Fish Cognition and Behavior

How to Cite

Ioannou, C. C., Couzin, I. D., James, R., Croft, D. P. and Krause, J. (2011) Social Organisation and Information Transfer in Schooling Fish, in Fish Cognition and Behavior (eds C. Brown, K. Laland and J. Krause), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia

  2. 5

    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, UK

  3. 6

    Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

  4. 7

    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-2016, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Physics, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

  3. 3

    School of Psychology, Exeter University, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

  5. 7

    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Fish and Aquatic Resources Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Tony J. Pitcher

Series Editor Information

  1. Fisheries Centre, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332216

Online ISBN: 9781444342536

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Keywords:

  • social organisation and information transfer in schooling fish - information acquisition and processing, integral to fishes;
  • collective motion, how fishes - interact with one another in the absence of stimuli;
  • mathematics, and computer simulation - predicting group-level behaviours, from simple interactions;
  • model of Couzin et al. (2002) - four types of collective behaviour in natural fish shoals;
  • response to internal state, external stimuli - information processing within schools;
  • group vigilance, benefit – strategy, to decrease predation risk in groups;
  • mechanisms and feedback - in information transfer;
  • responding to motion of near neighbours - functionality of schools;
  • starting point, considering ‘who associates with whom’ - in social learning, individuals with strong social ties

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Collective motion

  • Emergent collective motion in the absence of external stimuli

  • Response to internal state and external stimuli: Information processing within schools

  • Informational status, leadership and collective decision-making in fish schools

  • The structure of fish schools and populations

  • Social networks and individual identities

  • Community structure in social networks

  • Conclusions and future directions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References