Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2

Grasshoppers and Grassland Health

Managing Grasshopper Outbreaks without Risking Environmental Disaster

Editors: Lockwood, Jeffrey, Latchininsky, Alexandre, Sergeev, Michael G. (Eds.)

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Acridids (grasshoppers and locusts) can range from being rare curiosities to abundant menaces. Some are threatened with extinction and become subjects of intensive conservation efforts, while others are devastating pests and become the objects of massive control programmes. Even within a species, there are times when the animal is so abundant that its crushed masses cause the wheels of trains to skid (the Rocky Mountain grasshopper, Melanoplus spretus Walsh in western North America in the 1860s and I 870s), while at other times the animal is alarmingly scarce (the Rocky Mountain grasshopper went extinct in the early 1900s). Why are there these extremes in one insect family, and even in a single species? The NATO workshop examined this paradox and its implications for Environmental Security, which must address both the elements of land use (agricultural production and pest management) and conservation of biodiversity. The reconciliation of these objectives clearly demands a critical assessment of current knowledge and policies, identification of future research, and close working relationships among scientists. Insects can present two clear faces, as well as the intervening gradation. These extremes require us to respond in two ways: conservation of scarce species and suppression of abundant (harmful) species. But perhaps most important, these opposite poles also provide the opportunity for an exchange of information and insight.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • A Novel Approach to Solving Complex Ecological Problems: An International Polylogue on the Art and Science of Applied Acridology

    Lockwood, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Do Grasshoppers Diminish Grassland Productivity? A New Perspective for Control Based on Conservation

    Belovsky, G. E.

    Pages 7-29

  • What are the Consequences of Ecosystem Disruption on Acridid Diversity and Abundance?

    Gapparov, F. A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-59

  • What is the the Role of Grassland Vegetation in Grasshopper Population Dynamics?

    Olfert, O.

    Pages 61-70

  • How do Spatial Population Structures Affect Acridid Management?

    Sergeev, M. G. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grasshoppers and Grassland Health
Book Subtitle
Managing Grasshopper Outbreaks without Risking Environmental Disaster
Editors
  • Jeffrey Lockwood
  • Alexandre Latchininsky
  • Michael G. Sergeev
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Series Volume
73
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4337-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4337-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6529-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6530-3
Series ISSN
1389-1839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 221
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