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Biographical entry May, Alan Walter Sydney (1916 - 1966)

Born
22 June 1916
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Died
2 April 1966
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Alan May was an entomologist who was known internationally for his research on the biology, host-relationships and taxonomy of tropical fruit-flies (Tephritidae) of both Australia and New Guinea. He also worked on other insects of importance to agricultural entomology, including the newly-introduced buffalo fly, and developed pest management plans for fruit, cereal, and cotton crops, and pastures. May was active in the Entomological Society of Queensland and was involved in the founding of the Australian Entomological Society.

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1939
Education - BScAg, University of Queensland
1939 - 1954
Career position - Research Officer, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1948
Education - MScAg, University of Queensland
1954 - 1961
Career position - Senior Entomologist, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1960
Career position - President, Entomological Society of Queenssland
1961 - 1966
Education - PhD, University of Queensland
1961 - 1966
Career position - Assistant to Director of Plant Industry, Queensland Department of Primary Industries
1965
Career position - Foundation Secretary, Australian Entomological Society
1966
Career position - Assistant to Director-General, Queensland Department of Primary Industries

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  • Chadwick, C. E., 'Obituary: A.W.S. May', Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (New South Wales Branch), vol. 4, 1968, pp. 41-42. Details

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