The project’s purpose was to investigate the relationships between remote-sensed, environmental factors and the biology of both the Senegalese grasshopper, Oedaleus senegalensis, and its predators, in order to develop a population model for this pest species. Apart from its value in providing an improved understanding of the mechanisms that cause O. senegalensis outbreaks, the model’s importance lies in its potential role as a decision-making and forecasting tool for predicting major outbreaks of this pest in the sahelian zone of West Africa.
Colvin, J. Development of an outbreak forecasting tool for the Senegalese grasshopper, Oedaleus Senegalensis, using satellite and ecological data. Final Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK (2000) 33 pp.