Undergraduate Researcher, Global Locust Initiative
- Undergraduate Researcher, Global Locust Initiative
Balanding was born and raised in The Gambia and completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology) at Arizona State University in 2018. His project titled “Linking livestock grazing practices with the nutritional ecology of grasses and locusts in West Africa” was focused on understanding how various livestock grazing and land management practices coupled with the nutritional ecology of grasses can cause locusts outbreaks. Balanding went on to complete a masters in Public Health at University of British Columbia 2020, and become a scholar at the University of Cambridge.
- PhD, Medical Science, Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (in progress)
- MPH, Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2020
- BS, Biological Sciences, Arizona State University, 2018
Le Gall, M., M. L. Word Ries, N. Thompson, B. Manneh, A. Beye and A. J. Cease. 2020. Linking land use and the nutritional ecology of herbivores: A case study with the Senegalese locust. Functional Ecology 34(1):167-181. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13466. (link )
Word Ries, M. L., S. J. Hall, B. E. Robinson, B. Manneh, A. Beye and A. J. Cease. 2019. Soil-targeted interventions could alleviate locust and grasshopper pest pressure in West Africa. Science of The Total Environment 663(May):632-643. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.313. (link )