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Research Article

Multi-scale Inference of Interaction Rules in Animal Groups Using Bayesian Model Selection

  • Richard P. Mann mail,

    rmann@math.uu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Andrea Perna,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Daniel Strömbom,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Roman Garnett,

    Affiliation: Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • James E. Herbert-Read,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • David J. T. Sumpter,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Ashley J. W. Ward

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Published: January 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002308

About the Authors

Richard P. Mann, Andrea Perna, Daniel Strömbom, David J. T. Sumpter
Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Roman Garnett
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
James E. Herbert-Read, Ashley J. W. Ward
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: rmann@math.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJWW. Performed the experiments: AJWW JEH-R. Analyzed the data: RPM AP DJTS DS RG AJWW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RPM AP DS DJTS. Wrote the paper: RPM DJTS AP.