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Jeanne Robinson

Curator of Entomology

Jeanne Robinson has been Curator of Entomology at Glasgow Museums since 2004 and is responsible for all Insects within the collection, by far the largest category of objects, amounting to approximately 200,000 specimens.

Jeanne’s passion for Insects can be attributed to formative years spent in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa and New Zealand, where she lived before returning to the UK to complete her secondary education, a BSc (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, specialising in Zoology, from Sheffield University and an MSc in Applied Entomology from Imperial College, London. Following graduation she worked as a trainee field biologist for a pest control firm in London, obtaining the BPCA level 1 and 2 professional pest control qualifications, and as a quarantine entomologist for the Plant Health Division of DEFRA in York. She has received training in moth, butterfly and caterpillar identification at the NHM and, since arriving at Glasgow Museums, has completed an UCert in Biological Recording and Species identification through the University of Birmingham and conducted survey work and research into the insects of St Kilda.

She has specialist knowledge of the early life stages and damage of plant pests and of social insect behaviour and has published on the identification, interception and ecology of various plant pests. Her current interests include the recognition and ecology of aquatic insects; beetles, bugs, lacewings and bees, wasps and ants.

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