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New award for students from the TREE Foundation

The award serves to promote the study of unexplored aspects of natural history of insect pests. Due to their success in the competition with humans, these insect groups are often condemned as harmful, while their remarkable qualities and peculiarities remain unnoticed. For example, only a handful of species of bark and ambrosia beetles cause damage to humans, while most of the remaining 7,500 species are fascinating organisms, ranging from cute to bizarre, living extraordinary lifestyles, and barely known to humans. The same discrepancy holds for many other insect groups.

The main purpose of the award is to foster communication between fundamental and applied young entomologists, and increase their appreciation for each other’s study organisms and research methods.
For more information about the application process and award, see the flyer.