Mr Paul Brown

Mr Paul Brown

Senior Curator, Sternorrhyncha, Lice and Thrips

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects
Contact: email

work: 0207 9425196
mobile: 07949958323


microscope slide preparation and conservation aphid taxonomy


2009-present:- Senior Curator with responsibility for Hemiptera - Sternorrhyncha; Thysanoptera; Phthiraptera; Pscoptera; Colembola; Protura; Diplura; Archaeognatha & Thysanura. (Life Sciences - Insects Division). 2006 – 2009:- Division Head: Hemimetabola + Neuroptera & Trichoptera (Entomology Department, NHM). 2003 - 2009:- Collections Manager: Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Megoptera, Megaloptera, Rhaphidioptera, Trichoptera, Neuroptera, Arachnida, Miriapoda, Phthiraptera, Collembola, Archaeognatha, Protura, Hymenoptera. (Entomology Department, NHM). 1998 - 2003:- Lead Curator: Hemiptera: as below (Entomology Department, NHM). 1979 - 1998:- Scientific Officer-Curator-Research Assistant: Aphid collection and microscope slide preparator. Research with Roger Blackman (Insect Plant Division) on aphid taxonomy, using computer statistical analyses, electrophoretic and genetic methods and preparing scientific papers. (Entomology Department, NHM). 1977 -1979:- Assistant Scientific Officer: Lepidoptera Section (curation of micro and macro-lepidoptera (Entomology Department, NHM).



MA Museum Studies, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London, England, 1992 - 1994

BSc Joint Honours Forestry & Applied Zoology, UCNW Bangor, Wales, 1974 - 1977


Brown PA (2010) The Darwin Centre development: before, during & after, at The Natural History Museum, London.. NatSCA News, 20 : 45 - 57.

BROWN PA (2009) The Natural History Museum, London’s Entomology Collections: The origin or what has been. NatSCA News, 17 : 29 - 33.

BROWN PA, GOODGER DT (2009) What to do with papered insect collections? A new storage system for the Odonata ‘papered’ collection at the Natural History Museum, London. NatSCA News, 18 : 45 - 48.

BROWN PA, DE BOISE E (2006) Procedures for preparation and conservation of whole insect permanent microscope slide mounts within the Department of Entomology,The Natural History Museum, London. NatSCA News, 5 : 25 - 30.

Gunter M, Brown PA (2004) Notes on conservation tests of failing collembola (insecta) micro-slide mounts. Entomology microscope slide conservation project. NatSCA News, 4 : 35 - 39.

BLACKMAN RL, BROWN PA, Ramírez CC, Niemeyer HM (2003) Karyotype variation in the South American aphid genus Neuquenaphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Neuquenaphidinae). Hereditas, 138 : 6 - 10.

Brown PA (1998) The perfect relationship? Balmforth cabinets and The Natural History Museum entomologist.. Natural Sciences Conservation Group Newsletter, 9 : 47 - 49.

Brown PA (1998) Conservation Accreditation, the story so far.. Natural Sciences Conservation Group Newsletter, 8 : 18 - 19.

Brown PA (1998) Microscope slide collection storage, the horizontal or the vertical. How should slide collections be housed?. Natural Sciences Conservation Group Newsletter, 9 : 43 - 46.

Brown PA (1997) Accreditation, the way forward – a personal view.. Natural Sciences Conservation Group Newsletter, 6 : 20 - 21.

Brown PA (1997) Review of Museum Training Professional Accreditation for Conservation Scheme.. Natural Sciences Conservation Group Newsletter, 6 : 4 - 5.

Brown PA (1997) A review of techniques used in the preparation, Curation and conservation of microscope slides at the Natural History Museum, London.. Biology Curator, 10 : 1 - 33.

Brown PA, Aldridge-Goult J, Allen S, Bishop L-A, Goodger D, Konstam A, Hoffman L, Riding C, Thorogood C (1994) What is it worth? Values in Museums. An exhibition plan displayed at the Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London. MA Museums Studies Course. null, : 1 - 72.

Brown PA, Blackman RL (1994) Morphometric variation within the Geoica utricularia (Homoptera: Aphididae) species group on Pistacia (Anacardiaceae), with descriptions of new species and a key to emigrant alatae.. Systematic Entomology, 19 (2): 119 - 132. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1994.tb00582.x

Blackman RL, Brown PA (1991) Morphometric variation within and between populations of Rhopalosiphum maidis (Homoptera: Aphididae) in relation to Karyotype and host plant, and a note on the Taxonomy of permanently parthenogenetic aphids.. Systematic Entomology, 19 : 119 - 132.

Blackman RL, Eastop VF, Brown PA (1990) The Biology and Taxonomy of the Aphids Transmitting Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.. Proceedings of the International Workshop, Udine, Italy, July 6th – 11th, 1987., : 197 - 214.

Blackman RL, Brown PA, Furk C, Seccombe AD, Watson G (1989) Enzyme differences within species groups containing pest aphids.. Systematics Association special volume, 39 : 271 - 179.

Brown PA (1989) Keys to the alate Aphis (Homoptera: Aphididae) of Northern Europe.. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology, 5 : 1 - 29.

Brown PA, Blackman RL (1988) Karyotype variation in the corn leaf aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis) species complex (Homoptera: Aphididae), in relation to host plant and morphology.. Bulletin of Entomological Research:, 78 : 351 - 363.

Blackman RL, Eastop VF, Brown PA (1987) Problems in pest aphid taxonomy: can chromosomes plus morphometrics provide some answers.. null, : 233 - 238.

Brown PA (1987) Key to the genus Pentamyzus Hille Ris Lambers (Homoptera: Aphididae) with a description of a new species from the Falkland Islands.. Systematic Entomology, 12 : 1 - 6.

Brown PA, Blackman RL (1985) A new species of Amphorophora (Homoptera: Aphididae) on Geranium macrorrhizum in Britain.. Journal of Natural History, 19 : 225 - 232.

Brown PA (1983) A note on Myzus (Sciamyzus) cymbalariae Stroyan, with a description of the male.. Journal of Natural History, 17 : 875 - 880.