Levy flight search patterns of wandering albatrosses

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) Science Article 18


LEVY flights are a special class of random walks whose step lengths are not constant but rather are chosen from aprobability distribution with a power-law tail. Realizations of Levy flights in physical phenomena are very diverse, examplesincluding fluid dynamics, dynamical systems, and micelles [1,2]. This diversity raises the possibility that Levy flights may befound in biological systems.

Viswanathan, G. M, Nature (386)

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