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13th International Congress of Orthopterology

Conferences Global Locust Initiative
Sunday-Thursday, March 24-28, 2019

The International Congress on Orthopterology is an interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in all aspects of orthopterology. For the first time, the Congress will take place in Africa, under the sub-title "Challenges in front of Climatic and Environmental Changes." The Orthopterists’ Society hosts the...

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Global Locust Initiative Data Management Workshop at International Congress of Orthopterology

Global Locust Initiative
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Morocco)

If you are attending the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology in Agadir, Morocco this year, please join our Global Locust Initiative hosted workshop: Locust and Grasshopper Data Management in the Information Age. The workshop will take place on Wednesday the 27th of March from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the...

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Can Humans and Insects Thrive, Share, and Save the Earth?

Global Locust Initiative Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, January 17, 2019
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Yoram Yerushalmi

  • Head of the Israel Center for the Expression of Beneficial Insect
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

In past centuries, insects were considered pests, endangering agricultural and human health. Humans tried to eradicate those pests, using an impressive and ever-evolving arsenal of physical, chemical, and biological tools.

At the dawn of the 20th century, it was clear that, while humans may have won a few battles, we lost...

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GLI Networking Event at Entomological Society of America Meeting 2018

Global Locust Initiative
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

It’s hard to believe a year has come and gone since our last Global Locust Initiative mixer at ESA! We’re thrilled to be hosting a networking event at the joint ESA-ESC-ESBC meeting in Vancouver. We look forward to catching up with each other’s recent activities and exploring future areas for...

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Global Locust Initiative – First International Conference

Global Locust Initiative
Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, 2018

Launching the Global Locust Initiative at ASU: Identifying the Global Institutional Framework and Opportunities to Influence Policy Change in Locust Research and Management

The Launch Event:
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse set of global stakeholders, share their research through talks and posters, engage early with...

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Livestock: A Cause of or Cure for Land Degradation?

Global Locust Initiative
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Cathy Waters

  • Climate Research Leader, The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Cathy Waters currently leads the Climate Research program within NSW Department of Primary industries, but has had more than 20 years' experience working in the Australian rangelands. She is an active member of the Australian Rangeland Council and holds adjunct positions at the University of New England and Charles Sturt...

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