Ms Beulah Garner MA FRES

Beulah Garner
  • Curator, Coleoptera
  • Life Sciences department
  • Insects
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Career

2010 - Present: Curator Coleoptera
Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London

2009 - 2010: Identification and Advisory Officer: Entomology and Commercial
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum, London

2009: Curator  Coleoptera
Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London

2007 - 2009: Assistant Natural History Curator
Horniman Museum, London

2006 - 2007: Natural History internship
Department of Natural History, Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk

1999 - 2006: Senior Scientific Assistant: Entomology
Rothamstead Research, Brooms Barn Research Station, Suffolk

Qualifications

2007: MA Museology
University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

1998: BSc Hons Conservation Management
University of East Anglia

Professional Roles

Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

http://www.royensoc.co.uk/

Committees

Biodiversity Initiative - committee member

Evolve Magazine (the magazine for the Natural History Museum) - Editorial committee

Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) - committee member

http://natsca.info/

Invertebrate Link - committee member

http://www.royensoc.co.uk/InvLink/Index.html

British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS) - Honorary Secretary

http://www.benhs.org.uk/site/

National Federation of Biological Recorders (ex officio) (on behalf of NatSCA)

http://www.nfbr.org.uk/wiki/index.php5?title=Main_Page

Curation

Carabidae of the World

Cleroidea of the World 

Scolytinae of the World

Special projects

Fieldwork

Species of the day - Ocypus olens

 

Natural History Museum's identification forums

Tanzania Eastern Arc Mountains; high and mid altitude forest and bush - general collecting. July  / August 2012

Peru Chanchamayo Province; mid elevation tropical forest - Scarabaeidae workshop and scarab collecting. January 2012

Finland; Oulanka National Park; taiga; boreal forest - saproxylic coleoptera. July 1997

UK

Bookham Common general collecting for NHM. 2011 / 12

UK Farmscale GM biodiversity trials on behalf of Defra. 2000-2004

Publications

2012

Megatoma undata (Linnaeus) (Dermestidae) attacking dry insect specimens in a collection. H. Takano, B.H. Garner & M.V.L. Barclay. 2012. The Coleopterist. Vol. 21. Part 1.

2005

1. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N. and Baker, P. (2005). The environmental impact of GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet. Aspects of Applied Biology 74: ‘GMO Crops: Ecological Dimensions’. Eds. H.F. van Emden and A.J. Gray, Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne, Warwick, pp119-126.

2. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H. and May, M.J. (2005). Interaction of neonicotinoid seed treatments with lenacil herbicide applied to sugar beet. Proceedings of the BCPC International Congress - Crop Science and Technology. 2005, pp 883-888.

3. Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H. and Dewar, A.M. (2005). Compatibility of neonicotinoid seed treatments with carbamate granules in sugar beet. Proceedings of the BCPC International Congress - Crop Science and Technology. 2005, pp 843-848.

4. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N, and Pilbrow, J. (2005). Neonicotinoid seed treatments - the panacea for most pest problems in sugar beet. Aspects of Applied Biology 76, 2005, Production and protection of sugar beet and potatoes, 3-12.

2004

1. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A. and Garner, B.H. (2004). Which Seed Treatment? British Sugar Beet Review 72 (2): 26-32.

2. Dewar, A., Haylock, L. and Garner, B. (2004). Nematodes in Sugar Beet. British Sugar Beet Review 72 (4): 9-13.

2003

1. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N. and Baker, P. (2003). The Environmental Impact of GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet. Proceedings of AAB conference ‘GMO’s: Ecological Dimensions’.

2. Dewar, A.M., May, M.J., Woiwood, I.P., Haylock, L.A., Champion, G.T., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., Qi, A. and Pidgeon, J.D. (2003). A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for environmental benefit. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 270 (1513): 335-340.

3. Brooks, D.R., Bohan, D.A., Champion, G.T., Haugton, A.J., Hawes, C., Heard, M.S., Clark, S.J., Dewar, A.M., Firbank, L.G., Perry, J.N., Rothery, P., Scott, R.J., Woiwood, I.P., Birchall, C., Skellern, M.P., Walker, J.H., Baker, P., Bell, D., Browne, E.L., Dewar, A.J.G., Fairfax, C.M., Garner, B.H., Haylock, L.A., Horne, S.L., Hulmes, S.E., Mason, N.S., Norton, L.R., Nuttall, P., Randle, Z., Rossall, M.J., Sands, R.J.N., Singer, E.J. and Walker, M.J. (2003). Invertebrate responses to the management of weeds in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional crops. 1. Soil active invertebrates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 358: 1847-1862.

4. Haughton, A.J., Champion, G.T., Hawes, C., Heard, M.S., Brooks, D.R., Bohan, D.A., Clark, S.J., Dewar, A.M., Firbank, L.G., Osborne, J.L., Perry, J.N., Rothery, P., Roy, D.B., Scott, R.J., Woiwood, I.P., Birchall, C., Skellern, M.P., Walker, J.H., Baker, P., Browne, E.L., Dewar, A.J.G., Garner, B.H., Haylock, L.A., Horne, S.L., Mason, N.S., Sands, R.J.N. and Walker, M.J. (2003). Invertebrate responses to the management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and conventional spring crops. 2. Within-field epigeal and aerial arthropods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 358: 1863-1877.

2002

1. Sands, R.J.N., Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., and Baker, P. (2002) Effect of different timings of glyphosate applications on Diptera and fresh weight of weeds in GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet. Proceedings of the Association of Applied Biologists conference - GMO’s Ecological Dimensions.

2. Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., Baker, P. and Dewar, A.M. (2002) The effect of dose rate of imidacloprid and clothianidin on insecticide-resistant clones of Myzus persicae (Sulzer). Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and diseases.

3. Garner, B.H., Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Sands, R.J.N., and Baker, P. (2002). The effect of managing weeds using GMHT technology on virus yellows incidence in sugar beet. Proceedings of the Association of Applied Biologists conference - GMO’s Ecological Dimensions.

4. Dewar, A.M., May, M.J., Woiwood, I.P., Haylock, L.A., Champion, G.T., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., Qi, A. and Pidgeon, J.D. (2002). A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for environmental benefit. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.

5. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Baker, P. and Sands, R.J.N. (2002). The effect of clothianidin on aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases.

6. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., Baker, P. and May, M.J. (2002). The effect of late weed control on GM herbicide-tolerant sugar beet on the diversity of arthropods. 12th EWRS (European Weed Research Society) Symposium 2002, Wageningen, Netherlands, 100-101.

7. Baker, P., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., and Dewar, A.M. (2002). The effects of insecticide seed treatments on beneficial invertebrates in sugar beet. Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases.

2001

1. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Bean, K.M., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N. and Ecclestone, P.M.J. (2001). Novel seed treatments to control aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet. Proceedings of BCPC Symposium - Seed Treatment: Challenges and Opportunities. Monograph No.76, 33-40.

2. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Garner, B.H. and Sands, R.J.N. (2001). Control of aphids and virus yellows in sugar beet with Thiamethoxam seed treatment. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Aphids. Rennes, France.

2000

1. Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Bean, K.M., Garner, B.H. and Boyce, R. (2000) The ecology and control of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, in sugar beet. Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Pests and Diseases 3: 913-918.

Articles (Academic)

Garner, B.H. (2001). The Life and Times of the Beet Leaf Miner. British Sugar Beet Review 69 (2): 51-53.

Articles (Popular)

Forgotten Naturalists: Gilbert White. Evolve Magazine. April 2012

UK Border Control; Keeping out the Invaders. Evolve Magazine. July 2011.

Undergraduate Dissertation

Garner, B. H. (1998). Finnish boreal forest fire dynamics and their affect on forest floor invertebrate diversity and abundance. Oulanka National Park, Northern Finland. Unpublished.

Postgraduate Dissertation

Garner, B.H. (2007). From Origins to the Future: An Investigation into the Educational and Conservational Role of Live Animals in Natural History Collections throughout Great Britain. Unpublished.

Posters

Garner, B.H., 2011. The Van Emdem larval collection of Coleoptera housed in the Natural History Museum, London. Immature Beetles Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic. Septemebr 29th-30th 2011.

Garner, B.H., Dewar, A.M., Haylock, L.A., Sands, R.J.N. and Baker, P. (2001). The effect of managing weeds using GMHT technology on virus yellows incidence in sugar beet. Proceedings of the British Crop Protection Council Meeting, Brighton, West Sussex, October 2001.

Talks (Academic)

Incorporating Carabus Accessions into the World collection of the Natural History Museum: 200 years in two months! Entomological Collections Network (Entomological Society of America) Annual Meeting. Knoxville, Tennessee. 11th-14th November 2012.

Talks (popular)

Nature Live at NHM http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/community/nature-live

Women in Science; Ada Lovelace Day. PubSci. Ritzy Cinema, Brixton. 16th October 2012

Cool Communicator: Lampyris nolitica. Cafe Scientifique. Horniman Museum. February, 2011.

Iridescence in Insects in the Art Nouveau. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norfolk. Thursday 10th May 2007.

Workshops

Garner, B., Giusti, A., 2011. The conservation of insect specimens suffering from verdigris. Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) Annual Meeting, Newcastle. March 2011.

Book Chapters

Dewar, A.M., May, M.J., Woiwood, I.P., Haylock, L.A., Champion, G.T., Garner, B.H., Sands, R.J.N., Qi, A. and Pidgeon, J.D. (2005). A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for environmental benefit, In: Genetic Modification in Sugar Beet. Advances in Sugar Beet Research 6: 127-138

Wepages

Beetle Blog

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blogs/beetles?fromGateway=true

Species of the Day:

Lucanus cervus

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/biodiversity/endangered-species/lucanus-cervus/index.html

Ips typographus

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/biodiversity/alien-species/ips-typographus/index.html

Ocypus olens

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/common-species/ocypus-olens/index.html