Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms. Insect are the most abundant group of animals in the world and are found in almost every habitat from the sands of hot deserts to cold snowy mountain streams. More than one million different species of insect have been described to date. Insects have lived on earth for more than 350 million years. Insects are important because of their diversity, ecological role, and influence on agriculture, human health, and natural resources.
The study of insects serves as the basis for developments in biological and chemical pest control, food and fiber production and storage, pharmaceuticals epidemiology, biological diversity, and a variety of other fields of science. Insects are hugely economically important in agriculture. They can be beneficial as pollinators and decomposers, or they can be detrimental as pests and vectors of plant diseases. Entomologists make great contributions to such diverse fields as agriculture, chemistry, biology, human/animal health, molecular science, criminology, and forensics.
Department of Entomology one of the major departments of Agriculture Faculty, at Lasbela University of Agriculture water and marine science Uthal (LUAWMS). It was established in 2008 and since then it is striving to gain excellence in teaching as well as research. The major areas of research are insect taxonomy, pollination biology, biological control, ecology, toxicology and integrated pest management. We offer diverse courses in various disciplines of Entomology at Bachelor and Master Level. The Department has established an Insect Museum, where a moderate collection of insect specimens are housed.
Our mission is to create and communicate basic and applied scientific knowledge of insects and arthropods that helps improve human well-being through breakthroughs that address human health, agriculture, and the environment; to prepare, train and inspire students of all backgrounds to fulfill their personal goals and make meaningful societal contributions; and to engage our citizens and policy-makers in making informed proactive decisions that increase the benefits, minimize the detriments, and balance trade-offs posed by insects and other arthropods.
We see a future where high-impact science that leverages our collective expertise on arthropod biology helps address and solve grand societal challenges in agriculture, the environment, and human health.