Biographical entry Wright, Jane
Jane Wright started her career working on predatory dung beetles in Africa for CSIRO and had the beetle, Aleochara wrightii, named after her. She later moved to the Stored Grain Research Laboratory in Canberra, where she investigated the warehouse beetle and insect pest problems in food factories.
Born Canada, ca 1954. Educated Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (BSc 1976), University of Guelph, Ontario (MSc) and University of California at Berkeley (PhD). Work on predatory dung beetles in Africa for CSIRO ca 1981-83; CSIRO in Brisbane; Stored Grain Research Laboratory, Canberra, progressing from research scientist to head of the laboratory.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
- Haritos, Victoria, 'Interview with Dr Jane Wright', in Interviews with Australian scientists, Australian Academy of Science, 21 June 2000, http://www.science.org.au/scientists/interviews/w/jw.html. Details
- 'Wright, Jane (1954-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476719. Details
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