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Moving between day and night: Navigational strategies and foraging costs of temporal niche partitioning [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0986606]

Researchers Dr A Narendra

Brief description This study involves fundamental research to identify the navigational strategies and the foraging cost in animals that occupy different temporal niches. It will make use of the unique research opportunities in Australia, by working with endemic fauna that allows scientists to address questions that would otherwise be hard to answer. The project will introduce the novel technique of differential GPS to track the paths of ants which has the potential to revolutionise the field of insect navigation. Salience-dependent navigational strategies analysed in this study will be of great interest in the field of engineering and robotics.

Funding Amount $235,773

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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