I'd like to encourage all of those who are working on guide pages to include author information on new guides and as you revise current ones. I have been putting this information in the explanation of name
field, along with etymology, if I can find it. (See, for example, Trichiotinus
.) As an added feature, I suggest a way to add biographical information--link to an article on Wikipedia, which has lots of articles on biologists. Here are some examples--feel free to add more as comments:
I think this is a real enhancement to the guide, since I find entomologists almost as fascinating as insects. (Who knew that Casey
the entomologist was also an engineer and astronomer, and son of a famous general? And isn't it amazing how prolific Nathan Banks
was? He wrote 400 plus papers in a 60-year career, and we still use much of his taxonomy today. He seems to have single-handedly described much of the order neuroptera, senus lato
. To top that off, he, and his wife had eight
children!) Originally I was going to suggest we write nodes or articles for biographical information on authors, but I believe this will be much more efficient.
Besides Wikipedia, another good on-line source is the Univ. of Nebraska's list of Scarab Workers
. Of course, if you are ambitious, you can write your own Wikipedia article.