Entomology is the study of insects which are the most abundant group of animals in the world and live in almost every habitat. Entomology is crucial to our understanding of human disease, agriculture, evolution, ecology and biodiversity. An ecological entromologist studies how insects interact with their surroundings and ecosystems such as insects’ role in the food chain, in nutrient recycling, transmitting disease and in pollination and seed dispersal.
Attributes: curious, observant, resilient
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Ben Woodcock who is an ecological entromologist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.