Weinburd Publishes on Locust Behavior

Jasper Weinburd, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computational Data Science, has published the first-ever data on individual locust behavior within a swarm. "By understanding the motion of individual insects, this work moves us closer to informing effective control strategies for destructive swarms," says Dr. Weinburd. The paper, Anisotropic interaction and motion states of locusts in a hopper band, appears in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences and is co-authored with Dr. Weinburd's former students and internationally-recognized locust biologists. Dr. Weinburd is the lead author.