The dynamics and trophic ecology of grasshoppers (Acridoidea) in a South African savanna

@article{Gandar1982TheDA,
  title={The dynamics and trophic ecology of grasshoppers (Acridoidea) in a South African savanna},
  author={M. V. Gandar},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1982},
  volume={54},
  pages={370-378}
}
1. A grasshopper population was monitored for three seasons in broad leaved savanna in South Africa. The biomass at corresponding times in successive seasons varied by up to a factor of four. Climatic factors may have been responsible. 2. The energetics of the grasshopper population are described for one year of intensive study. In this year a mean grasshopper biomass of 0.73 kg ha-1 ingested 94 kg ha-1 of plant material. In addition, 36 kg ha-1 was wasted in the course of feeding. Grasshoppers… CONTINUE READING
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