Terminology used for groups of grasshoppers and the perspectives in which these descriptors are most appropriate.
|Assemblage||When there is primarily a nonecological interest in the economic or other values of the group, such as in pest management or conservation|
|Inventory||When there is primarily a nonecological interest in the group as a component of biodiversity, most often for the purposes of conservation|
|Population||When there is primarily an ecological interest in the spatiotemporal dynamics of the group and the factors that account for these quantitative changes|
|Community||When there is primarily an ecological interest in the interactions within the group (e.g., mutualism and competition) and how these structure membership|
|Biocoenosis||Perhaps equivalent to “community,” but the ambiguity in use is such that the term is probably not a clear expression of a particular perspective|
|Guild||When there is primarily an ecological interest in the role that the group plays in its use of a common resource, usually in a similar fashion|