Year of Fellowship, 1979
Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2021
Professor Jim Hardie is Resident Entomologist and has been a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society for over 40 years. During that time he has been President, 2006-2008, Vice-President 1999-2000, Treasurer/Honorary Officer 2009-2011, Council Member/Trustee 1998-2001 and 2004-2006. He was an editor of Physiological Entomology 2001-2013, editorial adviser to the journal from 1987-2001 and 2013-2017. He has been Consulting Editor to Antenna since 2011.
Jim has a BSc (Hons) from Brunel University London, a PhD from the University of Birmingham and a DSc from the University of London. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Microscopical Society. Jim is Professor Emeritus at Imperial College London where he studied the eco-physiology of aphids and in particular the mechanisms involved in wing determination and the seasonal/day-length control of the mode of reproduction as well as the chemical ecology of aphid-plant and aphid-aphid interactions. He also held Honorary positions in the Netherlands, USA, Japan and South Korea.
In addition to aphids, Jim has a fondness for maggots since childhood fishing expeditions and his PhD studies on their neuromuscular physiology.