What nature’s patterns teach us about sourcing

The sharks and the bees: what nature’s patterns teach us about sourcing.
 
A pattern called the Lévy walk has been found all over nature, and humans' habits mimic the paradigm in surprising ways.
 
When sharks, honeybees and other animals forage for food, they move in a pattern of short movements in one area combined with a few longer treks to more distant areas. This pattern is called Lévy walks (or flights).
 
A National Academy of Sciences study released last month, “Evidence of Lévy walk foraging patterns in human hunter–gatherers”, also found that the Hadza, hunter-gatherers from northern Tanzania, perform Lévy walks when foraging for a wide variety of food items.
 
 
 
Amy Larkin
theguardian.com, Wednesday 22 January 2014 20.02 GMT