Global Locust Initiative

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Global Locust Initiative
Parent organization:Arizona State University
Headquarter country:United States of America
Geographic purview:United States of America, Senegal, Australia, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mali
Species purview:Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera), Mongolian locust (Oedaleus decorus), Senegalese grasshopper (Oedaleus senegalensis), Migratory grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes), Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria), Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria), American grasshopper (Schistocerca americana), South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata), Central American locust (Schistocerca piceifrons)
Focus:Research, Education, Information Hub
Keywords:Sustainable Development, Ecology, Nutrition, Social science, Natural sciences, Agriculture, Agroecology, Biology, Behavior, Biological Control, Climate Change, Education, Sustainability Science, Geometric Framework, Grazing, Governance, Food Security, Arts and humanities, Land Use Management, Landscape Ecology, Locusts, Migration, Phase Polyphenism, Phenotypic Plasticity, Soil Science


The following organizations represented on HopperWiki are associated with this organization:

  • Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Sustainability
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Available resources authored by this organization

The Global Locust Initiative (GLI) is a non-profit at ASU that launched in 2018. The initiative welcomes individuals with interests in locusts and grasshoppers, transboundary pests, integrated pest management, landscape-level processes, food security, and/or cross-sectoral initiatives. GLI has two arms: (1) The GLI Network, which links stakeholders and experts from around the world to share ideas and forge collaborations, often through workshops and networking events with the goal of facilitating research and developing sustainable solutions for the global challenge of locust and grasshopper management, and (2) the GLI Laboratory, which hosts our ongoing projects ranging from locust physiology and ecology to community-based pest management and locust governance.

The GLI's mission is to promote interdisciplinary locust research and management to improve the well-being of farming communities and global food system sustainability. For more information visit our website

Global Locust Initiative Network

Launch event of the GLI at Arizona State University in 2018 with participants from around the world.

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 200 members, the Global Locust Network has representatives from over 40 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.

The GLI Network hosts a private professional online community called HopperLink that allows members to connect directly with other research scientists, entrepreneurs, field technicians, non-profit professionals, students, professors, farmers, and officials from intergovernmental organizations.

Inside the online community, you can share research, events and opportunities, participate in discussions, and make new connections for future collaborations. It was created to connect locust and grasshopper researchers and practitioners around the world on a single platform. Join here.

View the members of the Global Locust Initiative Network

Global Locust Initiative Lab

The Global Locust Initiative Lab is centered at Arizona State University and leverages state-of-the-art locust rearing facilities and laboratory space. In collaboration with a transdisciplinary team, members of GLI Lab conduct projects on multiple continents to study nutritional ecophysiology, land-use practices, and governance, with the goal of advancing both fundamental research and sustainable solutions to meet the challenge of locust and grasshopper outbreaks. Learn more about our projects

Directorship and staff

Current GLI Lab Members

Global Locust Initiative Lab alumni