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The Search for a Solution to Australian Locust Outbreaks: How Developments in Ecology and Government Responses Influenced Scientific Research

Deveson, Edward


A national research approach to the 'grasshopper problem' began following a plague of the Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera Walker) in inland south-eastern Australia in the 1930s. After the plague of the 1950s, the role of arid inland areas as a source of migrations into agricultural areas received greater attention. In the 1960s and 1970s, international collaborative experimental research with the CSIRO advanced the knowledge of locust lifecycles and population ecology....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR11003


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