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Current status and future directions of Lévy walk research

Organisers: Andy Reynolds and Stefano Focardi

Date: 10 - 13 September 2017

Location: Wiston House, UK

A wide variety of organisms, from cells to humans, have movement patterns resembling Lévy walks. As a result, there is intense interest in Lévy walks as a potentially fundamental, ubiquitous form of movement but difficult open questions remain that would benefit from uniting research spanning a variety of disciplines. The Workshop will bring together leading experts to tackle these questions at the frontiers of Lévy walk research. Topics to be discussed include the status of the evidence for Lévy walks, when and why organisms perform Lévy walks, the underlying generative mechanisms and the ecological consequences of Lévy walks.

Marine predators have provided some of the most compelling evidence for Lévy walks.
Marine predators have provided some of the most compelling evidence for Lévy walks.
Honeybees use Lévy flights to locate new food sources.
Honeybees use Lévy flights to locate new food sources.
The wandering albatross is the posterchild of Lévy walk research and roams the skies in the way that Paul Lévy, after whom Lévy walks are named, would have appreciated.
The wandering albatross is the posterchild of Lévy walk research and roams the skies in the way that Paul Lévy, after whom Lévy walks are named, would have appreciated.

About Wiston House

Wiston House

The Workshops will be held at the beautiful Wiston House, which is a 16th century Grade I listed building located at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex. The house is surrounded by over 6,000 acres of parkland with magnificent views from the mile-long drive.

Wiston House is the home of Wilton Park, one of the world’s leading centres for the discussion of key international policy issues. Wilton Park was created in 1946 to help re-establish peace and democracy in Europe as part of an initiative inspired by Winston Churchill. Wiston House has an amazing history and appears in the Domesday Book, the register of English possessions made by William the Conqueror in 1086, 20 years after he won the Battle of Hastings.

Wiston House is 32 miles from Gatwick Airport and 60 miles from Heathrow Airport. The nearest train station is Shoreham-by-Sea, which is a 20 minute taxi ride from Wiston House and takes 1 hour 10 minutes from London Victoria.

Wiston House
Steyning Road
Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1903 815020
www.wistonhouse.co.uk

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