Roger Blackman 1941-2022 an appreciation

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Harrington, R., Polaszek, A., Watson, G. W., Kanturski, M., Favret, C. and Ouvard, D. 2022. Roger Blackman 1941-2022 an appreciation. Zootaxa. 5183 (1), pp. 7-21.

AuthorsHarrington, R., Polaszek, A., Watson, G. W., Kanturski, M., Favret, C. and Ouvard, D.

Dr Roger Laurence Blackman (Fig. 1) passed away on 17 March 2022, after more than 50 years dedicated to
advances in aphid science. There can be very few scientists studying any aspect of aphids whose papers have not
cited the works of Roger Blackman. To his name, we add that of Victor Eastop (1924–2012), for the two of them
formed an inspirational, complementary and indefatigable pair at London’s Natural History Museum. Together they
were responsible for, amongst many other seminal works, the three testaments of the aphidologists’ bible: Aphids
on the World’s Crops, Aphids on the World’s Trees and Aphids on the World’s Herbaceous Plants and Shrubs, now
brought together and regularly updated by Roger until very recently in the online version, Aphids on the World’s
Plants ( Victor was an out-and-out taxonomist, absolutely amongst the best the
world has known, whilst being very familiar with most aspects of aphidology. Roger’s contributions were broader as we shall see.

Year of Publication2022
Journal citation5183 (1), pp. 7-21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online12 Sep 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted05 Jul 2022
PublisherMagnolia Press

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