(Fwd) Re: "we will slowly lose the amateur entomologists"
gochfeld at eohsi.rutgers.edu
Thu Jun 24 20:33:11 EDT 1999
But are we gaining professional entomologists Mike? It's been my
impression that the
number of students majoring in entomology at our ag colleges peaked in
the 1970's and has been on the decline ever since. What has been the
situation at your school?
Could the same thing be said for all branches of organismic (whole
animal) biology. It's worrisome to have colleagues who consider an
animal a confounder to be ignored, who have little interest in adaptive
value (whatever that is), and who don't know what animal is related to
what other animal.
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