Darren J. Mann

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Much of the literature on the relationship between species richness or functional group richness and measures of ecosystem function focuses on a restricted set of ecosystem function measures and taxonomic groups. Few such studies have been carried out under realistic levels of diversity in the field, particularly in high diversity ecosystems such as(More)
http://sro.sussex.ac.uk Pocock, Michael J O, Newson, Stuart E, Henderson, Ian G, Peyton, Jodey, Sutherland, William J, Noble, David G, Ball, Stuart G, Beckmann, Björn C, Biggs, Jeremy, Brereton, Tom, Bullock, David J, Buckland, Stephen T, Edwards, Mike, Eaton, Mark A, Harvey, Martin C et al. (2015) Developing and enhancing biodiversity monitoring(More)
Agricultural expansion and intensification are major threats to global biodiversity, ecological functions, and ecosystem services. The rapid expansion of oil palm in forested tropical landscapes is of particular concern given their high biodiversity. Identifying management approaches that maintain native species and associated ecological processes within(More)
Insect macroecology and conservation biogeography studies are disproportionately scarce, especially in the Neotropics. Dung beetles are an ideal focal taxon for biodiversity research and conservation. Using distribution and body size data on the ecologically important Phanaeini, the best-known Neotropical dung beetle tribe, we determined elevational(More)
Responses to microhabitat are often neglected when ecologists sample animal indicator groups. Microhabitats may be particularly influential in non-passive biodiversity sampling methods, such as baited traps or light traps, and for certain taxonomic groups which respond to fine scale environmental variation, such as insects. Here we test the effects of(More)
With the largest part of diversity in the world absorbed by invertebrates, ignoring invertebrates in biodiversity surveys and monitoring of areas under conservation would give a strongly incomplete image. The poor knowledge of most invertebrate taxa and their enormous diversity limits most surveys to the better-studied groups. Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera:(More)
After examining syntypes of Onthophagus cervicornis Kirby, 1825, previously considered to be a synonym of the North American Onthophagus striatulus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1809), we confirm the true identity and new synonymy under South Asian Onthophagus dama (Fabricius, 1798).
Dung beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) have long held a fascination for both amateur naturalists and academic researchers, and for a relatively small group of insects (some 6,000 species) one might think that they have received a disproportionate level of attention. However, as this book clearly demonstrates they are indeed worthy of such interest. In(More)
pastures, has a very different consistency and a profile more akin to that of horse dung. Although this may seem trivial, this change in dung consistency has certainly had an adverse effect on dung beetles, as some species are unable to cope with the high water content of dung from intensively farmed cattle. The chapter on ‘Dung inhabitants and dung(More)