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Marion Le Gall

Marion Le Gall

Assistant Research Professor, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Marion.Le.Gall@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • Assistant Research Professor, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Biography

Marion Le Gall has always loved insects, and translated that interest into a career as a nutritional ecologist to study generalist herbivores. Her research seeks to understand how generalists solve the problem of balancing multiple and changing nutrient needs and how it affects their behavior and performance. She likes to use a physiological approach (the Geometric Framework) as a window into mechanisms underlying ecological patterns and processes. The overarching goal of her research is to use these insights to help establish sustainable management programs for herbivorous pests.

Education

  • PhD, Entomology, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • MS (with honors), Population Biology, Fran├žois Rabelais University, 2008
  • BS (with honors), Integrative and Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Brittany and Fran├žois Rabelais University, 2006

Journal Articles

2020

Lawton, D., C. Waters, M. Le Gall and A. Cease. 2020. Woody vegetation remnants within pastures influence locust distribution: Testing bottom-up and top-down control. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 296(Jul):106931. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2020.106931. (link )

Le Gall, M., M. L. Word, N. Thompson, A. Beye and A. J. Cease. 2020. Nitrogen fertilizer decreases survival and reproduction of female locusts by increasing plant protein to carbohydrate ratio. Journal of Animal Ecology 89(10):2214-2221. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13288. (link )

Le Gall, M., M. L. Word, N. Thompson, B. Manneh, A. Beye and A. J. Cease. 2020. Linking land use and the nutritional ecology of herbivores: A case study with the Senegalese locust. Functional Ecology 34(1):167-181. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13466. (link )

2019

Le Gall, M., R. Overson and A. Cease. 2019. A global review on locusts (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and their interactions with livestock grazing practices. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:263. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00263.