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Reference number: 43
|Date: 22nd August PM|
|Spatial intelligence is a part of categories of Multiple Intelligence, a concept that has been elaborated by Howard Gardner for humans, and it is challengeable to consider whether this concept may be applied for exploring Animal Intelligence.
For many species spatial navigation is one of major problems to be solved every day for survival. Some species undertake extremely long-distance travels such as the Arctic tern migrating from the North Pole to the South Pole, while others such as some invertebrate species do not move away from their native place further than an inch. Distances are noncomparable, but there is one option that can easily be compared in many species, from ants to elephants. The matter concerns feats of intelligence which can be equal in such different creatures. Even if you are not a long-distance explorer it could be difficult to find a right place and to come back not being equipped with something like an invisible Ariadne’s thread of or at least with good brains. Indeed, the separation of “when”, “what” and “where” rarely occurs in the real world. We will concentrate mainly on how animals solve “what” and “where” problems within their timeline.
|Keywords: spatial relationship, all animal taxa, behaviour biology|
| Z Reznikova || Institute for Animal Systematics and Ecology Siberian Branch RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia |
|16.00-16.20||Reznikova Zh, Dorosheva E - Adaptation learning in insects: Facilitation of manipulations with innate behavioural patterns|
|16.20-16.40||Novgorodova TA - Communication system of Formica pratensis Retz. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)|
|16.40-17.00||Narendra A, Cheng K - Sequential navigation strategies in the Australian Desert ant Melophorus bagoti|
|17.00-17.20||Macquart D, Latil G, Beugnon G - A new model for studying route-following strategies in animals: The slaloming ant Gigantiops destructor|
|- Coffee break -|
|17.40-18.00||Fero O, Barta Z, Houston AI, McNamara JM, Hedenström A - Models of optimal annual routines in conservation biology: Effects of food reduction along avian migratory routes|
|18.00-18.20||Fischhoff IR, Sundaresan SR, Rubenstein DI - What are zebras thinking? Inferences from space use and response to change|
|18.20-18.40||Bassignani F, Dog? S, Carloni E - Coexistence or sex/age segregation: Habitat use by savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) in two protected areas in northern Tanzania|