Homework #8 -- Grasshoppers on Steroids
Due by Monday, November 11, 2013.
The swarming behavior of migratory locusts is legendary! Under the right ecological circumstances, these ubiquitous grasshoppers can transform into a marauding horde that eats everything in sight. In this assignment, you will learn about the environmental signals that trigger this transformation and how a single species can affect other members of the food web. Start by logging in to Moodle, then click on each of the links below. After viewing both documentaries, take a short quiz about the topic in order to earn your homework points. A link to that quiz is at the bottom of this page (this is NOT a proctored quiz so you may take it at any time).
Part I: Desert Locusts
Part II: Rocky Mountain Locusts