Biographical entry Bornemissza, George Francis (1924 - )
- 11 February 1924
- Entomologist, Zoological collector and Zoologist
George Francis Bornemissza is a zoologist who's area of expertise and interest is insects and ecosystem conservation.
He was a part of the CSIRO's Division of Entomology from 1955 to 1983. His research work led to the establishment of the Dung Beetle Program (1965-1985) in which a foreign dung beetle species was introduced to the A.C.T., drastically reducing the pestilent bush fly population and the problem of dung-fouled pasture.
In his retirement he continues to amass his comprehensive collection of native Australian beetles which will be donated to the Australian National Insect Collection.
- Life event - Emigrated to Western Australia
- Education - Ph.D. In Zoology
- c. 1952 - c. 1955
- Career position - Employed at the Department of Zoology at the University of Western Australia
- 1955 - 1983
- Career position - Employed at the CSIRO
- Career event - The Dung Beetle Program officially commenced
- Whitten, Max, 'Vale George Bornemissza', Myrmecia: News Bulletin of the Australian Entomological Society, vol. 50, no. 3, 2014, pp. 2-4. Details
- 'Bornemissza, George Francis (19240211-20140410)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1491597. Details
- Ward, C., 'George Francis Bornemissza', in CSIROpedia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011, https://csiropedia.csiro.au/Bornemissza-George-Francis. Details
Created: 23 February 2012, Last modified: 18 March 2013