Below are papers on the study of “algorithms in nature” that I have read and enjoyed. I tried to restrict the papers to only those that study a detailed biological mechanism. I am more forgiving in the other direction; i.e., I included papers that did not propose an algorithm but that make an interesting biological observation that seems ripe to me for algorithmic translation.

 

Reviews and perspectives

    Insects & other organisms (e.g., fish, bats)