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Global Network

The purpose of the Global Locust Network is to connect stakeholders across interests to forge new partnerships that integrate and innovate locust research and management.

With over 400 members, the Global Locust Network has representatives from over 55 countries around the world who contribute expertise from integrated pest management, monitoring and forecasting, grasshopper and locust biology, landscape ecology, food security, social sciences, and beyond.

As of the beginning of 2021, the Network moved to an online private professional forum. This new platform allows members to connect directly with other research scientists, entrepreneurs, field technicians, non-profit professionals, students, professors, farmers, and officials from intergovernmental organizations.

This online community allows you to efficiently share events and opportunities, participate in discussions and make new connections for future collaborations.

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Representative Network Members

Ahmed Abdi
Crop Production Coordinator and Desert Locust Specialist, Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource Ethiopia
Mukhtar Abdi
Locust Unit Officer, Ministry of Agricultural Development of Somaliland
Chris Adriaansen
Director, Australian Plague Locust Commission, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australian Government
Shoki AlDobai
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mamoon Alsarai Alalawi
Executive Secretary, Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region CRC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Marty Anderies
Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
Marty.Anderies@asu.edu
480-965-8712
Erica Anderson
Graduate Research Assistant, South Dakota State University
Michael Angilletta
President's Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
angilletta@asu.edu
480-965-3500
Jose Luis Aramayo Bejarano
Profesor e Investigador Asociado, al Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado - UAGRM
David Ardell
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, School of Natural Resources, University of California-Merced
Amir Ayali
Professor, School of Zoology/Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University
Francisco Azzaro
Responsable Área Protección Vegetal Oficina San Martín de los Andes, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria SENASA AR
Nathalie Baena-Bejarano
Adjunct Researcher (Investgadora Adjunta), Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt)
Edward Baker
Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, University of York
Hamid Bensaad
Directeur Général Adjoint, Institut National de la Protection des Végétaux
Kevin Berry
Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Alaska-Anchorage
Susan Bertram
Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University
Alioune Beye
Retired Chief of the Nganda Phytosanitary Basis, Directorate of Plant Protection
Gerd Bicker
Professor, University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover
Lonnie Black
Biological Science Technician, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Amadou Bocar Bal
Docteur Ingénieur, HDR, Maître de Conférences (CAMES), University of Gaston Berger
David Branson
Research Entomologist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jerome Buhl
Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide
Alana Burnham
Senegal Community Outreach Specialist, Global Locust Initiative
Malcolm Burrows
Emeritus Professor, Insect Neurobiology Group, University of Cambridge
Antero Cabrera
Professor, Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Jack Carew
Science Engagement Intern, #intheKNOW live chat, National Council for Science and the Environment
Cecilia Catenaccio
Coordinator, SENASA Argentina
Arianne Cease
Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
acease@asu.edu
Shantanu Chakrabartty
Clifford W. Murphy Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University-St. Louis
Bing Chen
Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Science
ShiNung Ching
Associate Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University-St. Louis
Maria Cigliano
Head of Orthopteran Section, La Plata University
Sory Cisse
Director, Centre National de Lutte contre le Criquet Pèlerin CNLCP
Emile Coly
Directeur de la Protection des Végétaux, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development
John Connett
Insectary Manager, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, University of Wyoming Extension
Keith Cressman
Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations
Darron Cullen
FWO Postdoctoral Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Amlan Das
Assistant Professor, University of Calcutta
Gopal Das
Professor, Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University
Edward Deveson
Senior Locust Forecaster, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australian National University, Australian Government
Aliou Diongue
Head, United Nation-Word Food Programme (WFP) Maroua/Cameroon
Alistair Drake
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Mohamed Abdellahi (Ould Babah) Ebbe
Director General, Institute of the Sahel INSAH
James Elser
Director, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance
jelser@asu.edu
Ruth Farington

Ruth.Farington@asu.edu
Eli Fenichel
Assistant Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Science, Yale University
eli.fenichel@yale.edu
203-432-5114
Bert Foquet
PhD Student, Texas A&M University
Jorge Frana
Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Joseph Gazing Wolf
Doctoral Research Fellow, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
shunkaha3@gmail.com
Joleen Hadrich
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
jhadrich@umn.edu
612 626 5620
Brian Halubanza
PhD Student, University of Zambia
Shuguang Hao
Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jon Harrison
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
j.harrison@asu.edu
480-965-9459
Manfred Hartbauer
Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Karl-Franzens University of Graz
John Hatle
Professor, Department of BIology, University oF North Florida
David Hunter
Executive Director, Orthopterists' Society
Babar Hussain Chang
Research Scholar, Department of Entomology, Sindh Agriculture University
Jaime Ivan Rodriguez Fernandez
Administration Counsel President (Presidente del Consejo de Administración), Bolivian Scientific Cooperative, Bolivian Entomology Society (Cooperativa Cientifica Boliviana, Sociedad Boliviana de Entomologia)
Stefan Jaronski
Insect Pathologist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Larry Jech
Supervisory Entomologist, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Anthony Joern
Professor, Division of Biology, Kansas State University
Dan Johnson
Professor, Environmental Science, University of Lethridge
Le Kang
Distinguished Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Juan Pablo Karnatz
Producer and Treasurer, Confederaciones Rurales Argentinas
Michael Kearney
Professor, University of Melbourne
Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi
Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Analyst, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre
Scott Kirkton
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Union College
518-388-6480
Sunil Kumar
Agriculturist/Quantitative Risk Analyst, US Department of Agriculture
Alice Veronica Lamwaka
Global Partnership and Engagements Officer, Gulu University
Carlos Lange
Researcher, Commission of Scientific Research, La Plata University
Alexandre Latchininsky
Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
Douglas Lawton
Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University
Douglas.Lawton@asu.edu
Mohammed Lazar
Doctor of Agronomy, National Institute of Plant Protection
Marion Le Gall
Assistant Research Professor, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Marion.Le.Gall@asu.edu
Michel Lecoq
Former Director, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
Marcos Gonçalves Lhano
Professor, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos
Jeffrey Lockwood
Professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities, University of Wyoming
Marcelo Lopes da Silva
Researcher, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Koutaro Ould Maeno
Researcher, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Services
Idrissa Maiga
Entomologist, Agrhymet Regional Center
Hadya Mamoudou Sow
Head, Environmental and Health Monitoring Department, Centre National de Lutte contre le Criquet Pèlerin CNLCP
Lucile Marescot
Researcher, Centre de Cooperation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (CIRAD)
Tom Matheson
Reader in Neurobiology, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester
Hector Medina
Coordinator, National Grasshopper and Locust Program, SENASA, Argentina
Rob Melnick
Director, International Programs, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
Rob.Melnick@asu.edu
480-965-5233
Biswarup Mitra
Student, University of Calcutti
Annie Monard
Senior Officer and Team Leader, Locusts and Transboundary Plant Pests and Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization
Nathan Moses-Gonzales
Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer, M3 Consulting Group
Esther Ngumbi
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Fozilbek Nurjonov
Master Student, Tashkent State Agrarian University
John Oroko
CEO, Selina Wamucii/KUzi
Geoffrey Osgood
Research Specialist, Global Locust Initiative, School of Sustainability/School of Life Sciences
gmosgood@asu.edu
Swidbert Ott
Reader in Animal Biology, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester
Rick Overson
Research Scientist, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
rick.overson@asu.edu
Brittany Peterson
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Cyril Piou
Scientist, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
Martina Pocco
Researcher, Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores
Mario Poot-Pech
Local Control Coordinator, Yucatán State Plant Protection Committee
Barani Raman
Professor, Biomedical Engnieering, Washington Univresity-St. Louis
Wilda Ramirez
Director, SENASA Argentina
Chris Reuter
Biological Science Technician, Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture
Brian Robinson
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University
Monica Roca
Head of Local Delegation, La Rioja, SENASA Argentina
Stephen Rogers
Research Scientist, University of Cambridge
Ximena Rojo Brizuela
Regional Coordinator, Cámara de Sanidad Agropecuaria y Fertilizantes CASAFE
Elhadj Bocar Lemine Sakho
Chef Division Information acridienne, Centre National de Lutte Antiacridienne
Ahmed Ali Samejo
Researcher, Entomology and Bio-Control Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Sindh
Daniela Santos Silva
Doctor of Entomology
Scott Schell
Extension Entomology Specialist, University of Wyoming Extension
Matan Shelomi
Assistant Professor and Head, Insect Microbiology Laboratory, Taiwan
Fariborz Shohrati
Locust Officer, Iran Plant Protection Organization
Stephen Simpson
Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney
Hojun Song
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Riffat Sultana
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Sindh
Gregory Sword
Professor and Charles R. Parencia Endowed Chair in Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Stav Talal
Postdoctoral Researcher, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Dror Tamir
Co-founder and CEO, Hargol FooTech
Clara Therville
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
cthervil@asu.edu
Sandra Torrusio
Head, Technological Liasson, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales CONAE
Baldwyn Torto
Principal Scientist and Head of Behavioural and Chemical Ecology, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Mamour Toure
Assistant Professor, Gaston Berger University-St. Louis
Sergi Tres
Project Manager, HEMAV
Eduardo Trumper
Senior Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Frank van Steenbergen
Director, MetaMeta
Jozef Vanden Broeck
Professor, Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section of the Biology Department, University of Leuven
Reinier Veldman
Coordinator, SMART Centres and Flood-based Livelihood Network
Rik Verdonck
Postdoctoral Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Heleen Verlinden
Postdoctoral Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Waqas Wakil
Assistant Professor, Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Haikou Wang
Locust Forecaster, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Cathy Waters
Senior Research Scientist, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Derek Woller
Entomologist, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mira Word
Project Coordinator, Global Locust Initiative, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
mword@asu.edu
Andrea Wullenweber
Program Manager Research, Global Locust Initiative, School of Sustainability
Andrea.Wullenweber@asu.edu
Yoram Yerushalmi
Senior Lecturer, Technion Israel
Stephen Young
Entomologist, National Veterinary Services Laboratory
Jacob Youngblood
PhD Student, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
jpyoungb@asu.edu
Gustavo Zagaglia
Reference and Supervisor of the National Program of Locusts and Grasshoppers in the Provinces of Salta and Jujuy, SENASA Argentina
Deanna Zembrzuski
PhD Student, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
dzembrzu@asu.edu
Long Zhang
Professor, Department of Entomology, Chinese Agricultural University
Andrey Zhivykh
Head of Department of Plant Protection, Russian Agricultural Center