We are part of an interdisciplinary team working to understand how human decisions about livestock management practices affect rangeland health in three countries with similar grassland social-ecological systems, but very different economic and political systems, China, Australia, and Sénégal. Below are descriptions of ongoing projects at each site.


Field experiments in Australia will reveal how the biochemistry of plants influences grasshopper behavior.

Inner Mongolia

Ongoing individual and community surveys of people in Inner Mongolia by our collaborators are helping us understand the link between land management decisions and locust outbreaks.


Work with farmers in Senegal is revealing ways in which we can lessen the impacts of locust outbreaks on local communities.