Ms Beulah Garner

Ms Beulah Garner

Senior Curator, Coleoptera

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division
Contact: email
Phone: 020 7942 6882
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Insects, Coleoptera

Beulah Garner, Michael Geiser

Summary

Senior curator of Carabidae, Cleroidea, Myxophaga and Archostemata; Coleoptera larval collections. Taxonomy. Biodiversity. Collections management. Tropical fieldwork. Scientific outreach and communication.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD Evolution and systematics of sub-family Lebiinae, Imperial College London, London, London, 2017 - ongoing

MA Museology, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

BSc Conservation Management, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1998

Employment history

Academic

Assistant curator, Horniman Museum, Natural History, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2010

Volunteer Assistant Curator, Norwich Castle Museum, Natural History, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

Senior Scientific Officer, Rothamstead Research (Brooms Barn), Entomology (crops), United Kingdom, 1998 - 2006

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, 2008 - on going.

Committees

Systematics Association, 2016 - on going.

Member, Royal Entomological Society Hanbooks Advisory Group, St. Albans, UK, 2015 - on going.

Memberships

Member, The Coleopterist's Society, 2015 - on going.

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association, 2009 - on going.

Editorships

Assistant editor, Evolve, NHM, 2011 - on going.

Internal Positions

Panama Wildlife Conservation, Trustee NHM, London, 2015 - on going.

Publications

Moore MR, Jameson ML, Garner BH, Audibert C, Smith ABT, Seidel M (2017) Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies. ZooKeys, 666 : 1 - 349. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.666.9191

Garner B, Mcalister E (2016) Collecting versus scientific outreach - a fine balance; The Natural History Museum and Operation Wallacea in Dominica. Presented at Entomological Collections Network, Florida, USA.

Garner B, Erwin TL (2015) Pantropical Carabidae: studies of the genus Plochionus Dejean 1821, the tent-caterpillar hunters. Presented at Entomological Society of America.

Barclay MVL, Garner BH, Booth RG, Geiser MF, Taylor CE (2015) The Coleoptera Collections of the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at Entomological Society of America.

Garner B, Barclay MVL, Geiser MF, Booth RG, Taylor C (2015) The Coleoptera Collections of the Natural History Museum, London.. Presented at Entomological Collections Network.

Garner BH, Syfert M, Russell S, Knapp S, Percy D (2015) Testing the utility of museum specimens for DNA barcoding and phylogenetics of the Colorado potato beetle genus, Leptinotarsa (Coleoptera). Presented at Systematics Association.

Barclay MVL, Garner ,B.H. (2014) Conference Paper: Summary of the London Scarab Symposium. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, 1611 11 - 16 11 11http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/2014/2015_AM_Program.pdf 1 (1) :

Leavengood JM, Garner BH (2014) Nomenclatural notes on some checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae) types of the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Zootaxa, 3760 : 301 - 335.

Garner B, Tweddle J (2013) Biodiversity: what does it mean to you?.

Takano H, Garner BH, Barclay MVL (2012) Megatoma undata (Linnaeus) (Dermestidae) attacking dry insect specimens in a collection. The Coleopterist, 21 :

Garner B (2011) The van Emden larval collection of coleoptera housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at Immature Beetles Meeting, Prague.

Garner BH (2011) The van Emden larval collection of Coleoptera housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Fikáček M, Skuhrovec J, Šípek P (Eds). Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, September 29-30, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Praga, 51:731-756 :

Garner BH, Giusti A, Kerley MD (2011) Conservation of Insect Specimens Affected by Verdigris. NatSCA News, 21 : 50 - 59.

Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Perry JN, Rothery P, Scott RJ, Woiwod IP, Birchall C, Skellern MP, Walker JH, Baker P, Bell D, Browne EL, Dewar AJG, Fairfax CM, Garner BH, Haylock LA, Horne SL, Hulmes SE, Mason NS, Norton LR, Nuttall P, Randle Z, Rossall MJ, Sands RJN, Singer EJ, Walker MJ (2003) Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. I. Soil-surface-active invertebrates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1847 - 1862. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1407

Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Hawes C, Heard MS, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Osborne JL, Perry JN, Rothery P, Roy DB, Scott RJ, Woiwod IP, Birchall C, Skellern MP, Walker JH, Baker P, Browne EL, Dewar AJG, Garner BH, Haylock LA, Horne SL, Mason NS, Sands RJN, Walker MJ (2003) Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1863 - 1877. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1408

Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Osborne JL, Roy DB, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Bohan DA, Brooks DR, Champion GT, Dewar AM, Heard MS, Woiwod IP, Daniels RE, Young MW, Parish AM, Scott RJ, Firbank LG, Squire GR (2003) Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1899 - 1913. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1406

Squire GR, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Daniels RE, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Hill MO, May MJ, Osborne JL, Perry JN, Roy DB, Woiwod IP, Firbank LG (2003) On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1779 - 1799. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1403

Dewar AM, May MJ, Woiwod IP, Haylock LA, Champion GT, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Qi A, Pidgeon JD (2003) A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide tolerant crops for environmental benefit. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 270 (1513) : 335 - 340. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2248

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Garner BH, Baker P, Sands RJN, Bcpc (2002) The effect of clothianidin on aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. BCPC CONFERENCE - PESTS & DISEASES 2002, VOLS 1 AND 2 647 - 652.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Baker PM, May MJ (2002) The effect of late weed control in GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet on the biodiversity of arthropods. 12TH EWRS (EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY) SYMPOSIUM 2002, WAGENINGEN, PROCEEDINGS 100 - 101.

Haylock LA, Dewar AM, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Baker P, Foster SP, Cox D, Mason N, Denholm I, Bcpc (2002) The effect of dose rate of imidacloprid and clothianidin on insecticide-resistant clones of Myzus persicae (Sulzer). BCPC CONFERENCE - PESTS & DISEASES 2002, VOLS 1 AND 2 805 - 810.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Bean KM, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Ecclestone PMJ (2001) Novel seed treatments to control aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. SEED TREATMENT: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES, PROCEEDINGS 33 - 40.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Bean KM, Garner BH, Boyce R, Bcpc , Bcpc (2000) The ecology and control of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, in sugar beet. BCPC CONFERENCE: PESTS & DISEASES 2000, VOLS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS 1-3 : 913 - 918.

Courses taught

Other: British family level larval identification
2/2015.

Professional training: Coleoptera Larva
12/2014.

Media

Broadcasts

Natural History Hereos Eveyln Cheesman, Evelyn Cheesman and her contribution to the science and collections of the NHM., Radio 4, 6/10/2015. Natural History Heroes Evelyn Cheesman

Breaking Bio, Beetle collections of the NHM, Breaking bio, Jackson M, 29/9/2015. Breaking Bio: Beetles and Battling Sexism

The Entomology of Gregor Samsa, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Baddiel D, 9/5/2015. Radio 4

Radio 4, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Humphrys J, 5/3/2015. Radio 4 Today

Introduction

Summary

Senior curator of Carabidae, Cleroidea, Myxophaga and Archostemata; Coleoptera larval collections. Taxonomy. Biodiversity. Collections management. Tropical fieldwork. Scientific outreach and communication.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD Evolution and systematics of sub-family Lebiinae, Imperial College London, London, London, 2017 - ongoing

MA Museology, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

BSc Conservation Management, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1998

Employment history

Academic

Assistant curator, Horniman Museum, Natural History, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2010

Volunteer Assistant Curator, Norwich Castle Museum, Natural History, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2008

Senior Scientific Officer, Rothamstead Research (Brooms Barn), Entomology (crops), United Kingdom, 1998 - 2006

Professional activities

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, 2008 - on going.

Committees

Systematics Association, 2016 - on going.

Member, Royal Entomological Society Hanbooks Advisory Group, St. Albans, UK, 2015 - on going.

Memberships

Member, The Coleopterist's Society, 2015 - on going.

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association, 2009 - on going.

Editorships

Assistant editor, Evolve, NHM, 2011 - on going.

Internal Positions

Panama Wildlife Conservation, Trustee NHM, London, 2015 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Moore MR, Jameson ML, Garner BH, Audibert C, Smith ABT, Seidel M (2017) Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies. ZooKeys, 666 : 1 - 349. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.666.9191

Garner B, Mcalister E (2016) Collecting versus scientific outreach - a fine balance; The Natural History Museum and Operation Wallacea in Dominica. Presented at Entomological Collections Network, Florida, USA.

Garner B, Erwin TL (2015) Pantropical Carabidae: studies of the genus Plochionus Dejean 1821, the tent-caterpillar hunters. Presented at Entomological Society of America.

Barclay MVL, Garner BH, Booth RG, Geiser MF, Taylor CE (2015) The Coleoptera Collections of the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at Entomological Society of America.

Garner B, Barclay MVL, Geiser MF, Booth RG, Taylor C (2015) The Coleoptera Collections of the Natural History Museum, London.. Presented at Entomological Collections Network.

Garner BH, Syfert M, Russell S, Knapp S, Percy D (2015) Testing the utility of museum specimens for DNA barcoding and phylogenetics of the Colorado potato beetle genus, Leptinotarsa (Coleoptera). Presented at Systematics Association.

Barclay MVL, Garner ,B.H. (2014) Conference Paper: Summary of the London Scarab Symposium. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, 1611 11 - 16 11 11http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/2014/2015_AM_Program.pdf 1 (1) :

Leavengood JM, Garner BH (2014) Nomenclatural notes on some checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae) types of the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Zootaxa, 3760 : 301 - 335.

Garner B, Tweddle J (2013) Biodiversity: what does it mean to you?.

Takano H, Garner BH, Barclay MVL (2012) Megatoma undata (Linnaeus) (Dermestidae) attacking dry insect specimens in a collection. The Coleopterist, 21 :

Garner B (2011) The van Emden larval collection of coleoptera housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at Immature Beetles Meeting, Prague.

Garner BH (2011) The van Emden larval collection of Coleoptera housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Fikáček M, Skuhrovec J, Šípek P (Eds). Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, September 29-30, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Praga, 51:731-756 :

Garner BH, Giusti A, Kerley MD (2011) Conservation of Insect Specimens Affected by Verdigris. NatSCA News, 21 : 50 - 59.

Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Perry JN, Rothery P, Scott RJ, Woiwod IP, Birchall C, Skellern MP, Walker JH, Baker P, Bell D, Browne EL, Dewar AJG, Fairfax CM, Garner BH, Haylock LA, Horne SL, Hulmes SE, Mason NS, Norton LR, Nuttall P, Randle Z, Rossall MJ, Sands RJN, Singer EJ, Walker MJ (2003) Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. I. Soil-surface-active invertebrates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1847 - 1862. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1407

Haughton AJ, Champion GT, Hawes C, Heard MS, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Clark SJ, Dewar AM, Firbank LG, Osborne JL, Perry JN, Rothery P, Roy DB, Scott RJ, Woiwod IP, Birchall C, Skellern MP, Walker JH, Baker P, Browne EL, Dewar AJG, Garner BH, Haylock LA, Horne SL, Mason NS, Sands RJN, Walker MJ (2003) Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. II. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1863 - 1877. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1408

Hawes C, Haughton AJ, Osborne JL, Roy DB, Clark SJ, Perry JN, Rothery P, Bohan DA, Brooks DR, Champion GT, Dewar AM, Heard MS, Woiwod IP, Daniels RE, Young MW, Parish AM, Scott RJ, Firbank LG, Squire GR (2003) Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1899 - 1913. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1406

Squire GR, Brooks DR, Bohan DA, Champion GT, Daniels RE, Haughton AJ, Hawes C, Heard MS, Hill MO, May MJ, Osborne JL, Perry JN, Roy DB, Woiwod IP, Firbank LG (2003) On the rationale and interpretation of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 358 (1439) : 1779 - 1799. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1403

Dewar AM, May MJ, Woiwod IP, Haylock LA, Champion GT, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Qi A, Pidgeon JD (2003) A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide tolerant crops for environmental benefit. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 270 (1513) : 335 - 340. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2248

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Garner BH, Baker P, Sands RJN, Bcpc (2002) The effect of clothianidin on aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. BCPC CONFERENCE - PESTS & DISEASES 2002, VOLS 1 AND 2 647 - 652.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Baker PM, May MJ (2002) The effect of late weed control in GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet on the biodiversity of arthropods. 12TH EWRS (EUROPEAN WEED RESEARCH SOCIETY) SYMPOSIUM 2002, WAGENINGEN, PROCEEDINGS 100 - 101.

Haylock LA, Dewar AM, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Baker P, Foster SP, Cox D, Mason N, Denholm I, Bcpc (2002) The effect of dose rate of imidacloprid and clothianidin on insecticide-resistant clones of Myzus persicae (Sulzer). BCPC CONFERENCE - PESTS & DISEASES 2002, VOLS 1 AND 2 805 - 810.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Bean KM, Garner BH, Sands RJN, Ecclestone PMJ (2001) Novel seed treatments to control aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. SEED TREATMENT: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES, PROCEEDINGS 33 - 40.

Dewar AM, Haylock LA, Bean KM, Garner BH, Boyce R, Bcpc , Bcpc (2000) The ecology and control of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, in sugar beet. BCPC CONFERENCE: PESTS & DISEASES 2000, VOLS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS 1-3 : 913 - 918.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Other: British family level larval identification
2/2015.

Professional training: Coleoptera Larva
12/2014.

Impact and outreach

Media

Broadcasts

Natural History Hereos Eveyln Cheesman, Evelyn Cheesman and her contribution to the science and collections of the NHM., Radio 4, 6/10/2015. Natural History Heroes Evelyn Cheesman

Breaking Bio, Beetle collections of the NHM, Breaking bio, Jackson M, 29/9/2015. Breaking Bio: Beetles and Battling Sexism

The Entomology of Gregor Samsa, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Baddiel D, 9/5/2015. Radio 4

Radio 4, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Humphrys J, 5/3/2015. Radio 4 Today