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Ecosystem Science and Management

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2263

Email: esm@uwyo.edu

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Alexandre Latchininsky

Ecosystem Science and Management

Research Project: Remote Sensing and Locusts

Locust outbreaks occur on all continents except Antarctica and can affect the livelihoods of one in 10 people on Earth. To prevent economic and environmental losses, locust breeding areas should be periodically monitored, and an early detection-early response strategy should be in place. Traditional, ground survey methods are inefficient to adequately address the large spatial scale of the locust problem. Remote Sensing (satellite imagery) and the associated geospatial technologies can provide timely data to assess the risk of impending locust outbreaks. This information could be used for targeted preventive management actions in the locust breeding areas.

My research in remote sensing applications to locust monitoring and management is implemented in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan) and Russian Federation. It is conducted in close collaboration with Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai from UW-WyGISC, colleagues from Germany, Russia and Central Asia. Jerod Smith, my graduate student works on his M.S. thesis using Landsat images for locust monitoring in Uzbekistan.

List of relevant publications

Latchininsky A.V & Sivanpillai R., 2010. Locust habitat monitoring and risk assessment using remote sensing and GIS. In: A. Ciancio and K.G. Mukerji (eds.), Integrated Management of Arthropod Pests and Insect Borne Diseases, Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases, volume 5, pp. 163-188, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Dordrecht. (pdf)

Latchininsky A.V., 2010. Locusts. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2, pp. 288-297. Oxford: Academic Press, Elsevier Ltd. (pdf)

Sivanpillai R. & Latchininsky A.V., 2008. Can late summer Landsat data be useful for locating Asian migratory locust, Locusta migratoria migratoria, oviposition sites in the Amudarya River delta, Uzbekistan? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128:346-353 (pdf).

Latchininsky A.V., Sivanpillai R., Driese K.L., & Wilps H., 2007. Can early season Landsat image improve locust habitat monitoring in the Amudarya River Delta, Uzbekistan? Journal of Orthoptera Research 16:167-173 (pdf).

Sivanpillai R. & Latchininsky A.V., 2007. Mapping locust habitats in the Amudarya River Delta, Uzbekistan with multi-temporal MODIS imagery. Environmental Management 39:876-886 (pdf).

Sivanpillai R., Latchininsky A.V., Driese K.L., & Kambulin V.E., 2006. Mapping locust habitats in River Ili Delta, Kazakhstan, Using Landsat Imagery. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 117: 128-134 (pdf). 
 


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Email: esm@uwyo.edu

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