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A tribute to Mike Land

Mike Land is known to many of us because of his work on vision and visually guided behaviour, one particularly pertinent example for this BLOG are the series of hoverfly studies performed with Tom Collett in the mid-70s. It is within those papers that one can find the first descriptions of something resembling view-based homing for insects – a concept that keeps many of us in gainful employment. To mark Mike’s career, this week sees the publication of a special issue of Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B – within which there are many fine papers -those specifically interesting to insect navigation people are listed here:

— Jochen Zeil, Ajay Narendra and Wolfgang Stürzl (2014) Research article: Looking and homing: how displaced ants decide where to go. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0034
— Thomas S. Collett, David D. Lent, and Paul Graham (2014) Review article: Scene perception and the visual control of travel direction in navigating wood ants. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0035
— M. Dacke, Basil el Jundi, Jochen Smolka, Marcus Byrne, and Emily Baird (2014) Research article: The role of the sun in the celestial compass of dung beetles. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0036
— C. Evangelista, P. Kraft, M. Dacke, T. Labhart, and M. V. Srinivasan (2014) Research article: Honeybee navigation: critically examining the role of the polarization compass. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0037
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