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Andrew Davis, Oxford, UK

Posted by Blaps Oct 10, 2011


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Andrew Davis with assorted beetles - probably scarabs!

 

Visiting from: Oxford, England

 

Working with: Malcolm Kerley, Curator of Scarabaeoidea and Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager

 

Arrived at the Museum:  11th August 2011
Leaving date: 11th August 2011



Research interests:

Research interests focus on dung-feeding beetles (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae, Scarabaeinae; Geotrupidae; Hybosoridae) as indicators of environmental disturbance in primary and derived forest ecosystems. Taxonomic work has been carried out in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (The Netherlands) and the NHM.

 

Relevant publications:

Davis, A.J., Huijbregts, J., & Krikken, J. (2000) The role of local and regional processes in shaping dung beetle communities in tropical forest plantations in Borneo. Global Ecology and Biogeography 9: 281-292.


Davis, A.J. (2000) Species richness of dung-feeding beetles (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae, Scarabaeidae, Hybosoridae) in tropical rainforest at Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia. Coleopterist's Bulletin 54(2): 221-231


Davis, A.J. (2000) Does reduced-impact logging help preserve biodiversity in tropical rainforests? A case study from Borneo using dung beetles as indicators. Environmental Entomology 29(3): 467-475