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Photo of Charlotte Causton Charlotte Causton

Charlotte Causton is an entomologist and specialist in biological control. Born in the UK, she studied at Dundee University, Scotland, and Reading University, UK. For eleven years Dr. Causton worked in the Venezuelan Andes on integrated pest management and searching for natural enemies of Passiflora mollissima, the most noxious weed of Hawaii. For the past two years, she has been running the Invertebrate and Quarantine Program in the Galapagos Islands, where she is currently trying to battle with fire ants, biting flies and aggressive wasps, and preventing new introductions.

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Scientific American Frontiers
Fall 1990 to Spring 2000
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