How do you pursue a Career in Forest Entomology?

I am very curious about a Career in Forest Entomology. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Forest Entomology is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Forest Entomology. My research about a Career in Forest Entomology became a lot more meaningful when I found:


R S Bhandari’s professional point of view!

R S Bhandari is an experienced professional with 39 years in Forest Entomology. R S Bhandari has worked in Forest Entomology as Scientist (F) in Forest Research Institute. In R S Bhandari’s own words, this is how R S Bhandari got into Forest Entomology: "After doing my B Sc and M Sc from DAV College, I did Diploma in Forestry from IGNFA, Dehradun and then another Diploma in Insect Ecology from SLU, Sweden. I worked as a Scientist (F), Head of Entomology in Forest Research Institute for 39 years."

Career Video on Forest Entomology

In a video, R S Bhandari has talked about various aspects of a Career in Forest Entomology. R S Bhandari started by explaining Forest Entomology as: "Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. Forest entomology also includes the management of insect pests that cause the degrading, defoliation, crown die-back or death of trees." The video was an engaging disposition.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Forest Entomology, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Forest Entomology. R S Bhandari touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Branches of Entomology
  • Disciplines of Entomology
  • Insect Ecology
  • Botany
  • Forestry
  • Insect Management

R S Bhandari then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Forest Entomology:

  • Keen Interest
  • Technically Sound
  • Regular Learning
  • Innovative
  • Positive Attitude

R S Bhandari believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Forest Entomology:

  • Importance of Forest and Forest Entomology
  • Protecting Forest from Damage
  • Job Security
  • Educating Youth
  • Job Opportunities

And, R S Bhandari believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Forest Entomology:

  • Lack of Infrastructure
  • Inaccessibility of Journals
  • Away from Family
  • Tough Working Conditions

In the final section of the video R S Bhandari talks about How a day goes in a Career in Forest Entomology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Forest Entomology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:


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