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Insects make up the largest and most diverse group of organisms on the planet, with the over 1 million described and 4-30 estimated species all playing a crucial role in biodiversity of the ecosystem. They are also critical for a wide variety of science and technology fields including agriculture, environmental and even biomedical science, and are even being explored as a vital source of food.
“Insects are much too important to leave out of an event like the USA Science & Engineering Festival,” says Dr. Aaron T. Dossey, a Ph.D. biochemist and postdoctoral research entomologist, currently working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service.
This noted insect scientist is seeking sponsors, volunteers and interested organizations to help him host an Entomology-centered section at the Festival’s finale Expo next April.