Prof Jonathan David Majer - Founder and Director
Jonathan’s mission is to educate students, managers, politicians and the public to appreciate and take into account the importance of insects and allied forms to our wellbeing and survival. Having trained, postdoctorate, as an educator, he has worked his way up through academia and has developed a continuous 40-year research program throughout Australia and a parallel program in South America. He has spearheaded research in five main areas:
- invertebrates as bioindicators of environmental health;
- the role of animals in restoration;
- the use of ants to control tree-crop pests;
- tree canopy fauna; and
- surveillance against invasive insects.
Prof Majer has recently retired from Curtin University, although he still holds and adjunct position there, and is now a Director of BioMonitoring International.