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Michael F. Schneider, 1999
Key to the Forest Insect Pests of Papua New Guinea
interactive CD-ROM and Internet version
ISBN 9980-85-260-7
This key is the first electronic medium published in Papua New Guinea.

Product of Papua New Guinea

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about the author of this key:

Michael Schneider was born in 1962, studied Biology and was awarded an MSc in 1990 and a PhD in 1993. From 1989 to 1993 he worked as a Scientific Officer at University of Mainz, Germany, involved in a research project on the biological control of migrating locusts in Madagascar/East Africa. From 1994 to 1999 he was teaching amongst Entomology, Wildlife and Conservation at the Bulolo University College, Bulolo, and Department of Forestry, University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea. In 2000 he was attached to the Institute of Zoology, University of Mainz studying antibacterial peptides of insects. From 2001 to 2005 he has been teaching Wildlife and Protected Area Management at the Forestry Department, University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique. Since 2005 he joint his family business ( and is in charge of nature-based tourism programmes for adults and children.


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Features of this Book:

the first Entomology book produced for PNG
addresses students as well as professionals of science, agriculture and forestry
most examples taken from PNG’s insect fauna
more than 60 pages on insect orders
includes eleven colour plates
more than 220 figures illustrating the text
further reading suggestions for each chapter
includes about 350 references
more than 1,200 terms explained in the glossary
cross-references and index included for the convenience of the reader
comprehensive list of forest insect pests of PNG
includes appropriate, low-ecological impact control measures for forest insect pests


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Michael F. Schneider, 1999