David Hunt, PhD


Dr. David Hunt gained his BSc at the University of Nottingham, UK, and his PhD at the University of Reading, UK. From 1975 to 1979 he worked as a field nematologist in the West Indies and has travelled widely in the Caribbean region and in eastern and southern Africa. From 1979 until 2010 he worked in the UK as a nematode biosystematist for CABI, first at the International Institute of Parasitology and then at CABI Bioscience, where he is now an Emeritus Fellow. He has taught many international courses in nematode identification, these being mainly based in the UK, but also in Africa and Central America. Since 2002 he has been joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nematology and joint Series Editor of Nematology Monographs and Perspectives. He has published over 100 new nematode taxa, working mainly with parasites of diplopods and insects, contributed numerous chapters to a broad spectrum of books, authored the book Aphelenchida, Longidoridae and Trichodoridae: their Systematics and Bionomics (1993) (CABI International, UK) and, with Khuong Nguyen, co-edited the monograph Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Systematics, Phylogeny and Bacterial Symbionts (2007) and the subsequent companion volume Advances in Entomopathogenic Nematode Taxonomy and Phylogeny (2016) (both Brill, The Netherlands).