Essays about: "Desert Locust"

Found 2 essays containing the words Desert Locust.

  1. 1. NDVI time series analysis for desert locust outbreak detection and quantification analysis of its impact on vegetation productivity of Sahel

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Evangelos Oikonomopoulos; [2020]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis; Primary Productivity; Desert Locust; NDVI; Time Series Analysis; Outbreak Detection; Food Security; Sahel; Insect Disturbances; GEM; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : It has been shown that the semi-arid environment of the Sahelian belt plays an important role in the global carbon uptake as the fluctuation of its primary productivity can be determinant for the global carbon uptake. The insect Schistocerca gregaria commonly known as the desert locust is a disturbance factor that can affect the vegetation productivity for consecutive seasons. READ MORE

  2. 2. Curse of the Good Rains - The Long-Run Impacts of Locust Infestations: Evidence from the 1986-89 Locust Plague in the Sahel

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Sebastian Manthey; [2020]
    Keywords : Income Shocks; Child Health; Education; Natural Disasters; Sahel; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis estimates the long-run impacts of a desert locust plague, which lasted from 1986 to 1989. It considers the effect of in utero exposure and during young ages for both men and women. READ MORE