Dr Duncan Sivell

Dr Duncan Sivell

Curator, Diptera

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division
Phone: 02079426755

Insects, Diptera

Duncan Sivell, Erica McAlisterNigel Wyatt

Summary

I am a Curator of Diptera working mostly with Nematoceran families and with the Dolichopodidae. I have a broad interest in these and other Diptera families, particularly British and European faunas. I have been studying entomology for 18 years, during which time my work has focussed on insect ecology, species distributions and dispersal, and the conservation of biodiveristy.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of York, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2003

MSc, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1994

BSc (Hons), University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 1988 - 1992

Employment history

Non-academic

Diptera Recorder, London Natural History Society, 2014 - ongoing

Vice-chairman, British Myriapod and Isopod Group, 2015 - ongoing

Indoor Meetings Secretary, Dipterists Forum, 2012 - 2016

Events

Organisation

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2016, (Annual general meetings), 2016 - 2016.

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2015, (Annual general meetings), 2015 - 2015.

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2014, (Annual general meetings), 2014 - 2014.

Publications

Sivell D, Irwin T (2016) Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera, Psychodidae) in London. Dipterists Digest, 23 : 111 - 115.

Briscoe AG, Sivell D, Harbach RE (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of Dixella aestivalis (Diptera: Nematocera: Dixidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 28 (1) : 83 - 84. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1110809

Sivell D, Gregory SJ (2015) Oritoniscus flavus (Budde-Lund, 1906) – a woodlouse new to Scotland (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Trichoniscidae). Bulletin of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group, 28 : 44 - 49.

Nesbit RL, Hill JK, Woiwod IP, Sivell D, Bensusan KJ, Chapman JW (2009) Seasonally adaptive migratory headings mediated by a sun compass in the painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui. Animal Behaviour, 78 (5) : 1119 - 1125. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.07.039

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Hill JK, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008) A seasonal switch in compass orientation in a high-flying migrant moth. Current Biology, 18 (19) : R908 - R909. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.08.014

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Mouritsen H, Hill JK, Riley JR, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008) Wind Selection and Drift Compensation Optimize Migratory Pathways in a High-Flying Moth. Current Biology, 18 (7) : 514 - 518. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.02.080

Chapman DS, Sivell D, Oxford GS, Dytham C (2006) Ecology of the tansy beetle (Chrysolina graminis) in Britain. Naturalist, 131 : 41 - 54.

Sivell D, Harrington R, Shortall C (2006) Monitoring potential mosquito vectors of West Nile virus in the UK using the Rothamsted suction trap network.

Oxford GS, Sivell D, Dytham C, Key R (2003) The jewel of York – ecology and conservation of the Tansy Beetle. British Wildlife, 14 : 332 - 337.

Sivell D, Phillips DS (1999) Local Biodiversity Action Plans – Technical Information on Species: III. Invertebrate Animals..

Sivell D, Lee T, Allan C (1996) Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. A Biological Assessment.

Sivell D, Lee T, Stewart L (1996) Kibale National Park. Grassland Survey.

Allan C, Lee T, Sivell D (1995) Bugungu Game Reserve. A Biological Assessment.

Sivell D, Balding S (1995) Aberdeen Expedition to Mt. Kupe, Cameroon. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 26 (1) : 35 - 38.

Courses taught

MSc: Collecting and identifying entomological specimens


10/2017.

MSc: Setting up traps for entomology


10/2017.

MSc: Collecting and identifying entomological specimens

10/2016.

MSc: Setting up traps for entomology
, London, United Kingdom
10/2016.

Introduction

Summary

I am a Curator of Diptera working mostly with Nematoceran families and with the Dolichopodidae. I have a broad interest in these and other Diptera families, particularly British and European faunas. I have been studying entomology for 18 years, during which time my work has focussed on insect ecology, species distributions and dispersal, and the conservation of biodiveristy.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of York, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2003

MSc, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1994

BSc (Hons), University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 1988 - 1992

Employment history

Non-academic

Diptera Recorder, London Natural History Society, 2014 - ongoing

Vice-chairman, British Myriapod and Isopod Group, 2015 - ongoing

Indoor Meetings Secretary, Dipterists Forum, 2012 - 2016

Professional activities

Events

Organisation

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2016, (Annual general meetings), 2016 - 2016.

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2015, (Annual general meetings), 2015 - 2015.

Organiser, Dipterists Forum Annual Meeting 2014, (Annual general meetings), 2014 - 2014.

Publications

Publications

Sivell D, Irwin T (2016) Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera, Psychodidae) in London. Dipterists Digest, 23 : 111 - 115.

Briscoe AG, Sivell D, Harbach RE (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of Dixella aestivalis (Diptera: Nematocera: Dixidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 28 (1) : 83 - 84. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1110809

Sivell D, Gregory SJ (2015) Oritoniscus flavus (Budde-Lund, 1906) – a woodlouse new to Scotland (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Trichoniscidae). Bulletin of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group, 28 : 44 - 49.

Nesbit RL, Hill JK, Woiwod IP, Sivell D, Bensusan KJ, Chapman JW (2009) Seasonally adaptive migratory headings mediated by a sun compass in the painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui. Animal Behaviour, 78 (5) : 1119 - 1125. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.07.039

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Hill JK, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008) A seasonal switch in compass orientation in a high-flying migrant moth. Current Biology, 18 (19) : R908 - R909. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.08.014

Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Mouritsen H, Hill JK, Riley JR, Sivell D, Smith AD, Woiwod IP (2008) Wind Selection and Drift Compensation Optimize Migratory Pathways in a High-Flying Moth. Current Biology, 18 (7) : 514 - 518. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.02.080

Chapman DS, Sivell D, Oxford GS, Dytham C (2006) Ecology of the tansy beetle (Chrysolina graminis) in Britain. Naturalist, 131 : 41 - 54.

Sivell D, Harrington R, Shortall C (2006) Monitoring potential mosquito vectors of West Nile virus in the UK using the Rothamsted suction trap network.

Oxford GS, Sivell D, Dytham C, Key R (2003) The jewel of York – ecology and conservation of the Tansy Beetle. British Wildlife, 14 : 332 - 337.

Sivell D, Phillips DS (1999) Local Biodiversity Action Plans – Technical Information on Species: III. Invertebrate Animals..

Sivell D, Lee T, Allan C (1996) Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. A Biological Assessment.

Sivell D, Lee T, Stewart L (1996) Kibale National Park. Grassland Survey.

Allan C, Lee T, Sivell D (1995) Bugungu Game Reserve. A Biological Assessment.

Sivell D, Balding S (1995) Aberdeen Expedition to Mt. Kupe, Cameroon. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 26 (1) : 35 - 38.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

MSc: Collecting and identifying entomological specimens


10/2017.

MSc: Setting up traps for entomology


10/2017.

MSc: Collecting and identifying entomological specimens

10/2016.

MSc: Setting up traps for entomology
, London, United Kingdom
10/2016.