Welcome to the website of Rothamsted Radar Entomology Unit, a specialised technical unit within Britain’s oldest agricultural research institute. This website demonstrates Rothamsted’s commitment to developing dedicated instrumentation and techniques in order to perform cutting-edge research in insect movement and spatial ecology
The unit was first established in 1971 and it has a wealth of knowledge and history in the use of remote sensing technology in study insect movement around the globe.
The publications of the radar entomology unit since 1973
Scientists in this unit have solved many mysteries in the world of insect migration and movement and, at the same time, have addressed many problems in pest control and conservation ecology.
This unit not only houses specialised entomological radars but also other technologies.
The latest news and updates from the project, including media reports
Radar entomology was first established in sixties. There were some adventurous field expeditions, particularly in the early years, while the radar unit was working on insect migration in developing countries.
As part of Rothamsted Research’s strategic programme grant Delivering Sustainable Systems, scientists are studying the interactions between human activities, insect spatial ecology and population dynamics in agricultural landscapes and beyond.