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Date:2/12/2013

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DAME MIRIAM ROTHCHILD

Dame Rothschild started her research in the 1950s in the area that is now known as chemical ecology. She had no traditional education, but was tutored in natural history by her father and her uncle.

She is best known for her work with mimicry, and she conducted classic studies on the role of carotenoids in insect mimicry. In addition to her work cataloging the famous Rothchild flea collection, Dame Rothchild was also a pioneer in the area of insect chemical ecology. Her work in particular on mimicry and sequestration of toxic compounds by insects was outstanding. Nature conservation was extremely important to her, and she lobbied strongly in favor of nature reserves.


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Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America
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