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Biographical entry Wright, Jane

Born
Canada
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

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.

Details

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.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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