Web Resources

BPRI Crash Courses:

To increase integration across different subdisciplines within biology, BPRI has initiated a “Crash Course” series. We have invited PIs and other researchers associated with the BPRI to give a 101-style lecture on relevant topics. The recordings of these lectures are available below.

Locust Behavior: Dr. Greg Sword (Texas A&M University) (August 18, 2022)

Physiology and Nutrition of Locusts: Dr. Spencer Behmer (Texas A&M University) (September 29, 2022)

Locust Field Nutritional Ecology: Dr. Marion Le Gall (Arizona State University) (November 3, 2022)

Interrogating Genome Folding Through Space and Time Using HI-C: Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden (Baylor College of Medicine) (December 8, 2022)

How to Assemble Genome: Dr. Olga Dudchenko (Baylor College of Medicine) (January 24, 2023)

How to Sequence an Insect Genome: Dr. Scott Geib (USDA ARS) (March 8, 2023)

Why Genome Annotation?: Dr. Stephen Richards (BCM) (August 24, 2023)

Time management & organization: Dr. Jiyea Park (January 25, 2024)

BPRI Stakeholder Engagement Series:

The BPRI is uniquely positioned to engage with the stakeholders and developing countries affected by locust outbreaks. We have continued to interact with the stakeholders to listen to their needs through stakeholder meetings, and we strive to translate our research to benefit locust management practice. This transdisciplinary integration has a major impact on society beyond science and technology.  The recordings of these stakeholder meetings are available below.

Argentina: Hector Medina, Coordinator, National Grasshopper, and Locust Program, National Food Safety and Quality Service of Argentina (SENASA)

Mexico: Mario Poot-Pech, The locust control coordinator for the Yucatán region state Plant Protection Committee, Mexico

Mali: Oumar Traore, Co-director, Center for control and management of locust, Mali