Cambodian Entomology Initatives

Cambodian Entomology (CEI) was found in 2015 by Cambodian entomologists and is located at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

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Entomology Collection

The only natural history collection of entomology is located the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia.

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Overview of Cambodian Entomology

Cambodia consisted of a very rich of biodiversity in Indochina region and comprised many diverse unique habitats of evergreen lowland forest, Dipterocarp Forest (DDF) and a very huge regional habitat of wetlands in Cambodia. While there are many researchers and scientists concern and study on the vertebrate, there is less researching on invertebrate in the country. Insect are the earth’s most diverse form of living life and represent of 70 percent of animal species belong to the group we call insect. Cambodian Entomology Initiatives (CEI) was found in January 2015 by a group of passionate and interest in the state of entomology. CEI is the pioneer initiative team of insect study to build research capacity in Entomology and their interactive in ecosystem.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cambodian Entomology Initiatives (CEI) is (1) to build research capacity/Entomologists in insect study for the nation, (2) to conduct temporal biodiversity inventory assessment and document the biological recourse of inland arthropod in every habitat of Cambodia, (3) develop national entomology collection and curatorial skills, (4) identify indicator species for healthy ecosystem service and agricultural pest species for their conservation and management, (5) integrated molecular genetic and development new technological tools for entomology works, and (6) vocational training to communities for the better society. 

Our Vision

Cambodian Entomology Initiatives (CEI) will be the pioneer research team to promote and build the scientific research capacity in entomology to Cambodian Society. While there is less studying in entomology, the first national collection of entomology at RUPP will serve as primary resource information of entomology for national and international interest. In support of these functions, CEI will maintain scientifically rigorous research basic and applied ecology, taxonomic and biogeography that not only enhance traditional research strengths but are also capable of addressing emerging issues relevant to the conservation, management, and sustainable use of ecosystem services. Engaging educational outreach for local village to understand beneficial aspect from insect will be forefront to improve local livelihood.

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Honour thanks to H.E Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and H.E. Chet Chealy, Rector of Royal University of Phnom Penh for their visiting at Entomological Collection at the Department of Biology, RUPP in August 31st, 2015.

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A of October 8, 2015, PEER is accepting pre-proposals for the next annual cycle of the program. This cycle sees the return of many familiar focus areas, including SERVIR/Environmental Management and Climate Change Resilience and Central and South Asia Transboundary Water Research, but also features new additions including Health Implementation Science and multiple country-specific focus areas, as well as partnerships with private companies. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016, which gives applicants just over three months to find a USG-supported partner and finalize their research pre-proposal. For more information about eligibility requirements and the timeline for this cycle, please explore our page via the links in the banner above or download a full PDF copy of our PEER 2015/2016 solicitation.


Cambodian Entomology Initiatives Workshop: On 18 and 19 November 2015, series of Bee lectures leaded by Dr. John Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History and Assist. Professor of National University of Singapore (NUS) with his colleague. The workshop was conducted at the Department of Biology, RUPP.Photo by John AscherPhoto by CEI Team

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