A.M. Adamson (1901-1945): Entomologist and Travelling Naturalist. Some Correspondence and a Bibliography, with Special Reference to Trinidad and Tobago


  • Richard Baker School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Mike G. Rutherford The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum, Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago


Scottish son of the Manse and graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Martin Adamson travelled the world during his relatively short career, with appointments in the United States, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. His interests in natural history were broad, including the fauna of the Pacific Islands, but the need for a permanent job with paid work led him to Trinidad, where he specialised in economic entomology. He became an expert in a number of applied aspects of entomology in the tropics as well as in tropical agricultural education.






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