Understanding Locusts

 

In a joint effort of the centre of excellence for the advanced study of collective behaviour and the Max Planck for animal behaviour we combine expertise to advance the understanding of locust swarms. Why and how do locust swarm? Where are they headed and how? Combining field observations, lab experiments, advanced automated tracking and behavioural characterisation are combined with neurophysiological recordings and pharmacological manipulations 

 

Read more:

https://campus.uni-konstanz.de/en/interviews/i-couldn-t-imagine-the-scale-until-i-saw-it-with-my-own-eyes

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/gesundheit-oekologie/wettlauf-mit-den-heuschrecken-schlimmste-plage-seit-jahrzehnten-in-ostafrika-li.79289

https://www.suedkurier.de/region/kreis-konstanz/konstanz/der-wettlauf-mit-den-heuschrecken;art372448,10553979

https://www.stern.de/panorama/weltgeschehen/heuschreckenplage-in-ostafrika---bedrohung-fuer-nahrungsmittelsicherheit--9193126.html

 

Lab experiments

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Field observations

Will they still know where to head after Inga's field manipulations? 

Answers soon...

Calcium imaging

Co-labeling olfactory receptor neurons and projection neurons in the locusts antennal lobe