Study of Locust Diets (image) Arizona State University Caption The goal of this collaborative research is to learn how to minimize locust outbreaks and to use this knowledge to work with regional governments to manage the swarms differently. The scientists also want to understand what causes locust populations buildups that lead to migratory swarms. Credit Arianne Cease Usage Restrictions Must use photo credit with all applications. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.