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Charles Darwin’s Contributions to Entomology(From Entomology Today for further dissemination)

This interesting article has been taken from  Entomology Today from the following link for further dissemination.

Charles Darwin’s Contributions to Entomology

 

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around February 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

In honor of Darwin Day, today’s post features the following video about Darwin’s contributions to entomology, which was presented by Dr. Gene Kritsky at Entomology 2012, the 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVEARmwCI6Q#t=0

 

 

 

Dr. Kritsky is a professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and editor-in-chief of American Entomologist.

Although some may not think of Darwin as an entomologist, he in fact published numerous articles on insects, used entomological examples to support his theories of species origin and sexual selection, and made countless references to insects in his books.

Fifty years ago, the Annual Review of Entomology featured an article on Darwin’s contributions to entomology, in which the authors noted that The Origin of Species contains about 50 references to insects, including Darwin’s own observations on the similarity of British and Brazilian fresh water insects, the importance of insects as pollinators (a topic he later expounded on in his book, On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects), and the evolution of cellmaking in honey bees, among other topics.

The authors asserted that “Darwin’s direct contributions to entomology during his lifetime were outstanding,” adding that his theory of evolution “has had a profound impact on the direction of entomological research.”

Darwin drew on insects extensively for The Descent of Man and cited 85 entomologists whose work encompassed the globe. In Insectivorous Plants, he discussed the types of insects captured by the various plants. Darwin also advanced research in the discipline by reviewing favorably and encouraging the work of his entomological colleagues H.W. Bates, Alfred Russel Wallace, and John Lubbock.

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Entomology News

Dear Readers,

I am very happy to inform you that from now on information about the science of entomology and the work and achievements of entomologists will be published in my website www.connecttask.com

You are requested to kindly visit the news items as they are published from time to time.

To begin with, I am pleased to share with you two news of joy for the entomologists of Bangladesh.

Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has been  Chosen for Independence Award of Bangladesh for 2013

Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has been  Chosen for Independence Award of Bangladesh for 2013

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah will be bestowed the honour for his research on agriculture and its development.(Source:http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/index.php?ref=MjBfMDNfMDRfMTNfMV8yXzE2MjAxMA==)

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has a very illustrious career. He served as the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council( BARC),Director General ,Bangladesh Jute Research Institute(BJRI),Director General ,Bangladesh Rice Research Institute(BRRI) and Liaison Scientist for Bangladesh of International Rice Research Institute( IRRI).

Bangladesh Entomological Society(BES) has  adopted the decision to congratulate and offer reception to Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah   in its 49th meeting of the Executive Council of BES held on 16 March 2013 in the Entomology Department of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute(BARI).

 

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU)

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman  ,Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU).

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman  is the current Professor in the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) and the  President of Bangladesh Entomological Society.He served as the Director (P&D) of  BSMRAU and as International Consultant (Intermittent) of UNFAO (TCIN) .

Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman maintained excellent result in all public examinations. He has  Bachelor degree in Agriculture (1977), Masters in Entomology (1979) and PhD in Entomology (1985) with major in Pesticide Toxicology and minor in Agrochemicals and  IPM.He has undergone several professional national and international trainings on pesticide management and IPM.

www.connecttask.com team takes the opportunity to congratulate Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah and Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman for glorifying the community of Entomologists of Bangladesh.The team will  publish special features on the dignitaries soon.

Best regards,

Dr.Syed Md.Zainul Abedin

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