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Research Article

Honeybee Odometry: Performance in Varying Natural Terrain

  • Juergen Tautz,

    Affiliation: Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Würzburg, Germany

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  • Shaowu Zhang,

    Affiliation: Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Johannes Spaethe,

    Affiliation: Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Würzburg, Germany

    ¤1 Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Axel Brockmann,

    Affiliation: Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Würzburg, Germany

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  • Aung Si,

    Affiliation: Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Mandyam Srinivasan mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: M.Srinivasan@anu.edu.au

    Affiliation: Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Published: July 13, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020211

About the Authors

Juergen Tautz, Johannes Spaethe, Axel Brockmann
Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Würzburg, Germany
Shaowu Zhang, Aung Si, Mandyam Srinivasan
Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: M.Srinivasan@anu.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors declare that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

JT, MS, and SZ conceived and designed the experiments. JS, AB, and AS performed the experiments, with assistance from JT, MS, and SZ. SZ, JS, and AB analyzed the data. MS wrote the paper.