Dr Camille Buhl

 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Agricultural Science
 Email camille.buhl@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0951
 Mobile +61 4 0132 5405
 Location Floor/Room 1 ,  Waite ,   Waite
  • Research Interests

    Combining lab and field experiments with computational biology and field robotics to study  insect collective behaviour and its application to agriculture and pest control.

    Current focuses on collective movement and nutrition in locust hopper bands, ant and termite colonies using innovative methods such as parrallel computing using graphic cards (GPGPUs) to simulate millions of individuals, field robotics (drones, miniature tracking devices for insects) and computer vision to track nutrient flows in insect colonies

  • Publications

    Up to date publication list on my Google Scholar page here.


    Romey, W.L., Smith, A.L., Buhl, J. (2015). Flash expansion and the repulsive herd. Animal Behaviour, 110:171-178

    Dyson, L., Yates, C., Buhl, J., McKane, A. (2015). Onset of collective motion in locusts is captured by a minimal model. Physical Review E, 92:052708

    Herbert-Read, J. E., Buhl, J., Hu, F., Ward, A. J., & Sumpter, D. J. (2015). Initiation and spread of escape waves within animal groups.. Royal Society open science, 2(4), 140355. doi:10.1098/rsos.140355

    Senior, A. M., Charleston, M. A., Lihoreau, M., Buhl, J., Raubenheimer, D., & Simpson, S. J. (2015). Evolving Nutritional Strategies in the Presence of Competition: A Geometric Agent-Based Model. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(3), 24 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004111

    Lihoreau, M., Buhl, J., Charleston, M. A., Sword, G. A., Raubenheimer, D., & Simpson, S. J. (2015). Nutritional ecology beyond the individual: A conceptual framework for integrating nutrition and social interactions. Ecology Letters, 18(3), 273-286. doi:10.1111/ele.12406

    Lihoreau, M., Buhl, J., Charleston, M. A., Sword, G. A., Raubenheimer, D., & Simpson, S. J. (2014). Modelling nutrition across organizational levels: from individuals to superorganisms. Journal of Insect Physiology, 69, 2-11. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.03.004

    Gautrais, J., Buhl, J., Valverde, S., Kuntz, P., & Theraulaz, G. (2014). The role of colony size on tunnel branching morphogenesis in ant nests. PLoS ONE, 9(10), 1-11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109436

    Buhl, J., Sword, G. A., & Simpson, S. J. (2012). Using field data to test locust migratory band collective movement models. Interface Focus, 2(6), 757-763. doi:10.1098/rsfs.2012.0024

    Cummings, D. O., Buhl, J., Lee, R. W., Simpson, S. J., & Holmes, S. P. (2012). Estimating niche width using stable isotopes in the face of habitat variability: a modelling case study in the marine environment. PLoS One, 7(8), e40539-1-e40539-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040539

    Hansen, M. J., Buhl, J., Bazazi, S., Simpson, S. J., & Sword, G. A. (2011). Cannibalism in the lifeboat - collective movement in Australian plague locusts. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(9), 1715-1720. doi:10.1007/s00265-011-1179-1

    Buhl, J., Sword, G. A., Clissold, F. J., & Simpson, S. J. (2011). Group structure in locust migratory bands. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 265-273. doi:10.1007/s00265-010-1041-x

    Escudero, C., Yates, C. A., Buhl, J., Couzin, I. D., Erban, R., Kevrekidis, I. G., . . . Maini, P. K. (2010). Ergodic directional switching in mobile insect groups. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 82(1), 6 pages. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.011926

    Buhl, J., Hicks, K., Miller, E. R., Persey, S., Alinvi, O., & Sumpter, D. J. T. (2009). Shape and efficiency of wood ant foraging networks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(3), 451-460. doi:10.1007/s00265-008-0680-7

    Yates, C. A., Erban, R., Escudero, C., Couzin, I. D., Buhl, J., Kevrekidis, I. G., . . . Sumpter, D. J. T. (2009). Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(14), 5464-5469. doi:10.1073/pnas.0811195106

    Sumpter, D., Buhl, J., Biro, D., & Couzin, I. (2008). Information transfer in moving animal groups. Theory in Biosciences, 127(2), 177-186. doi:10.1007/s12064-008-0040-1

    Bazazi, S., Buhl, J., Hale, J. J., Anstey, M. L., Sword, G. A., Simpson, S. J., . . . Couzin, I. D. (2008). Collective motion and cannibalism in locust migratory bands. Current Biology, 18(10), 735-739. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.04.035

    Buhl, J., Gautrais, J., Louis Deneubourg, J., Kuntz, P., & Theraulaz, G. (2006). The growth and form of tunnelling networks in ants. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 243(3), 287-298. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2006.06.018

    Buhl, J., Gautrais, J., Reeves, N., Solé, R. V., Valverde, S., Kuntz, P., . . . Theraulaz, G. (2006). Topological patterns in street networks of self-organized urban settlements. European Physical Journal B, 49(4), 513-522. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2006-00085-1

    Buhl, J., Sumpter, D. J. T., Couzin, I. D., Hale, J. J., Despland, E., Miller, E. R., . . . Simpson, S. J. (2006). From disorder to order in marching locusts. Science, 312(5778), 1402-1406. doi:10.1126/science.1125142

    Buhl, J., Deneubourg, J. L., Grimal, A., & Theraulaz, G. (2005). Self-organized digging activity in ant colonies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 58(1), 9-17. doi:10.1007/s00265-004-0906-2

    Buhl, J., Gautrais, J., Deneubourg, J. L., & Theraulaz, G. (2004). Nest excavation in ants: Group size effects on the size and structure of tunneling networks. Naturwissenschaften, 91(12), 602-606. doi:10.1007/s00114-004-0577-x

    Buhl, J., Gautrais, J., Solé, R. V., Kuntz, P., Valverde, S., Deneubourg, J. L., . . . Theraulaz, G. (2004). Efficiency and robustness in ant networks of galleries. European Physical Journal B, 42(1), 123-129. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2004-00364-9

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