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 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.
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