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The Making of a Medical Entomologist

Service, Mike W. (2010) 'The Making of a Medical Entomologist'. Annual Review of Entomology, Vol 55, Issue 1, p. 1.

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Abstract

This article describes the childhood of Mike Service, his very early interest in insects, his time at Imperial College, London University, and his career in Nigeria studying the taxonomy and biology of anopheline
malaria vectors. On his return to England he became increasingly interested in the ecology and population dynamics of hematophagous insects. After almost eight years undertaking only research, he joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, where he was involved in lecturing as well as research and engaged in frequent overseas travel
mainly to Africa, Central and South America, and Asia. On retirement he retains an active interest in medical entomology. Although he undertook a considerable amount of taxonomic work on mosquitoes, he believes his most important, and possibly influential, work was introducing
ecological methods that were used by agricultural scientists to the study of mosquitoes. For example, the construction of life tables,calculating the percentage mortality of pre-adult mosquitoes, and the identification of predators by serological methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-120508-091102
Depositing User: Users 183 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 11:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/996

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