Greater understanding of the swarming behaviour of locusts (Science Daily)

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Swarms of Locusts Use Social Networking to Communicate

ScienceDaily (July 15, 2011) — Social studies of Facebook and Twitter have been adapted to gain a greater understanding of the swarming behaviour of locusts. The enormous success of social networking sites has vividly illustrated the importance of networking for humans; however for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important.



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.