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Biographical entry Champ, Bruce Richard (1930 - 2017)

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Born
5 July 1930
Queensland, Australia
Died
19 October 2017
Sutton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Bruce Champ was an entomologist who worked for the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock (later Primary Industries) and CSIRO for which, from the 1970s, he headed the Stored Grain Research Laboratory. He managed a number of international post-harvest entomology projects for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Champ was active in the Entomological Society of Queensland, being President in 1961. He was instrumental in moves to establish a national entomological society, leading to the foundation of the Australian Entomological Society (AES) in 1965. In 1962 Champ became founding Editor of the Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland which, on the establishment of the AES, transformed into the Journal of the Australian Entomological Society. He remained in this editorial role until 1972.

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Events

1952
Education - BAgrSc, University of Queensland
1954
Career event - Joined Queensland Department of Primary Industries
1961
Career position - President, Entomological Society of Queensland
1962 - 1967
Career position - Founding Editor, Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland
1967 - 1972
Career position - Editor (later Editor-in-Chief), Journal of the Australian Entomological Society
2003
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to agricultural research and entomology, particularly through the development of stored grain insect control

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