DR. MYRON (pronounced Meron) P. ZALUCKI, a professor at the University of Queensland (UQ), is internationally recognized for his research on basic and applied aspects of insect-plant interactions, primarily in the Lepidoptera, and particularly on monarch butterflies and pest heliothines.
Zalucki was born in Canberra on May 26, 1954, where he spent his first 22 years. He attended the Australian National University (ANU), receiving his B.S. in 1974, and completed his honors in zoology (first class) at ANU in 1976. He then entered the doctoral program in ecology at Griffith University, earning a Ph.D. in 1982. He took a short-term temporary position at UQ in 1981, and within one year he accepted a position as a lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) in the Department of Entomology, attaining the rank of full professor in 2001 in the School of Biological Sciences.
To date, Zalucki has mentored more than 80 students that have successfully completed honors, master's, or Ph.D.s, with more in the wings. His laboratory focuses on understanding the ecology of insects using field and laboratory experiments to reveal underlying mechanisms, founded on a clear understanding of their natural histories. Over the years, this research has been published in more than 300 refereed papers, books, book c
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