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Plagues and Players: an Environmental and Scientific History of Australia's Southern Locusts

Deveson, Edward


This thesis traces the changing course of locust and grasshopper outbreaks in southern Australia and relates them to environmental changes. It also examines the creation and use of scientific knowledge about locusts over more than a century of research. Together, these historical investigations show how the insects’ responses to environmental change influenced the course of ecological and agricultural science. Digitised newspaper records of locust occurrence allow a more complete reconstruction...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f11ed2e71


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