Entomology Australia
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There are more species of insects on earth than there are of any other animal. Insects have an enormous impact on the environment, health and world economies and are of direct importance to humans as:

  • Pests
  • Carriers of disease
  • Pollinators
  • Nutrient cyclers
  • Sources of new bioactive compounds
  • Indicators of environmental change

The Entomology Australia website is devoted to raising the profile of entomological education in Australia and is overseen by a collaboration of entomologists from a number of universities across Australia:

This site was developed as part of a cross-university collaborative project to develop coursework for a national tertiary-level undergraduate curriculum in entomology now named Entomology Curriculum Australia (ECA), funded through a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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University of Adelaide researchers find unusual genes in blind cave beetle...//read more

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