Desert locusts: new risks in the light of climate change

Desert locusts: new risks in the light of climate change

SOURCE: Cirad DATE: September 9, 2017 SNIP: The desert locust is an invasive species that is both well known and feared because of the large-scale agricultural damage it can cause. It is particularly closely monitored, to prevent the risks of outbreaks and invasions. Climate change could modify its distribution area, meaning a new threat to agriculture, according to a study published in the journal Global Change Biology by researchers from CIRAD and...