Darren J. Mann

Darren Mann

Darren J. Mann

Darren is Head of Life Collections at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in England. His main interests are: historic entomological collections and their curation including identification of unrecognised type specimens and dung beetle taxonomy and ecology focusing on diversity/ecosystem function questions.

Darren J. Mann
Head of Life Collections
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road, Oxford,

TEL: (01865) 272957
FAX: (01865) 272970
EMAIL: darren.mann@oum.ox.ac.uk
URL: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/

  Recent Publications
Beynon, S.A., Mann, D.J., Slade, E.M. & Lewis, O.T. 2012. Species-rich dung beetle communities buffer ecosystem services in perturbed agro-ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(6): 1365–1372.

Beynon, S.A., Peck, M., Mann, D.J. & Lewis, O.T. 2012. Consequences of alternative and conventional endoparasite control in cattle for dung-
associated invertebrates and ecosystem functioning Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 162: 36-44.

Culot, L., Mann, D.J., Muñoz-Lazo, F.J.J., Huynen, M-C., & Heymann,E.W. 2011. Tamarins and dung beetles: an efficient Diplochorous dispersal system in the Peruvian Amazonia. Biotropica 43(1): 84–92.

Hamel-Leigue, A.C., Herzog, S.K., Larsen, T.H., Mann, D.J., Gill,B.D., Edmonds, W.D. & Spector, S. 2013. Biogeographic patternsand conservation priorities for the dung beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Bolivia. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 276–289.

Herzog S.K., Hamel-Leigue A.C., Larsen T.H., Mann, D.J., Soria-Auza R.W., et al. 2013. Elevational Distribution and Conservation Biogeography of Phanaeine Dung Beetles (Coleoptera:Scarabaeinae) in Bolivia. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064963

Lawson, C.R., Mann, D.J. & Lewis, O.T. 2012. Dung beetles reduce clustering of tropical tree seedlings. Biotropica 44(3): 271-275.

Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J. & Lewis, O.T. 2011. Biodiversity and ecosystem function of tropical forest dung beetles under contrasting logging regimes. Biological Conservation 144: 166–174.

Angus, R. B., Wilson, C. J., Maté, J. F., Hammond, P. M. & Mann, D.J. 2003. Saprosites mendax (Blackburn) and S. natalensis (Peringuey)(Scarabaeoidea, Aphodiidae), two species introduced into Britain. Proceedings of the second pan-European Conference on Saproxylic Beetles, 2003 People's Trust for Endangered Species, pp. 72-76.

Angus, R.B., Wilson, C.J. & Mann, D.J.2004. Chromosomal and aedeagal distinction between Aphodius (Labarrus) lividus Olivier, 1789 and A.(L.) pseudolividus Blathasar, 1941 (Col., Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 140: 255-261.

Angus, R.B., Wilson, C.J. & Mann, D.J.2007. A chromosomal analysis of 15 species of Gymnopleurini, Scarabaeini and Coprini (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 150: 201-211.

Dellacasa, G., Dellacasa, M. & Mann, D.J.2010. The morphology of the labrum (epipharynx, ikrioma and aboral surface) of adult Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), and its implications for systematics. Insecta Mundi 0132: 1-21.

Duff, A.G., Mann, D.J.& Gibbs, D.J. 2007. Onthophagus fracticornis (Preyssler) is alive and well in western Britain. The Coleopterist 16(3): 131-133.

Hamel-Leigue, A.C., Mann, D.J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. & Herzog, S.K. 2006. Toward an inventory of the dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) of Bolivia: first compilation of the genera and species reported for the country. Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación Ambiental 20:1-18.

Hamel-Leigue, A.C., Herzog, S.K. & Mann, D.J. 2008. Composición yriqueza de una comunidad de escarabajos peloteros (Coleoptera:Scarabaeinae) en los Yungas bajos de Cordillera mosetenes, Bolivia. Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación Ambiental 23: 39-49.

Hamel-Leigue, A.C., Herzog, S.K., Mann, D.J., Larsen, T.H., Gill, B.D.,Edmonds, W.D. & Spector, S. 2009. Distribución e historia naturalde escarabajos coprófagos de la tribu Phanaeini (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) en Bolivia. Kempffiana 5(2):43-95.

Hayes, L. Mann, D.J., Monastyrskii, A.L. & Lewis, O.T. 2009. Rapid assessments of tropical dung beetle and butterfly assemblages: contrasting trends along a forest disturbance gradient. Insect Conservation and Diversity 2(3): 194–203.

Krell, F-T., Mann, D.J., Angus, R.B. & Mate, J.F. 2003. Aphodius nigerIlliger, 1798 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of thespecific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(2): 127-131.

Mann, D.J. 2000. Changes to the British list published in 1998 and 1999.The Coleopterist 9(2): 49-53

Mann, D.J. 2002. Scarabaeoidea in Lane, S.A., Wright, R.J. & Forsythe, T.G.2002. An Atlas of Warwickshire Beetles. Warwickshire BiologicalRecords Centre. pp. 99-104.

Mann, D.J. 2006. Scarabaeoidea. In A Coleopterist’ s handbook. [pp. 47-58] (J.Cooter and M.V.L. Barclay editors). AES publications, Kent. 439pp.

Mann, D.J. 2008. Scarabaeoidea. pp. 62-66. in: Duff, A.G. [Editor] Checklist ofthe Beetles of the British Isles 2008 Edition. Privately published byA.G. Duff in Wells, Somerset.158pp.

Mann, D.J. 2010. Notes on the nomenclature of the forms and varieties of Cryptocephalus bipunctatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Col., Chrysomelidae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 146: 113-116.

Mann, D.J.& Booth, R. G. 2000. Brindalus porcicollis (Illiger)(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Britain. British Journal of Entomologyand Natural History 13: 137-145

Mann, D.J.& Lane, S.A. 2002. On some noteworthy Coleoptera from Packington Deer Park, Warwickshire (VC 38). The Coleopterist 11(3):77-80.

Mann, D.J.& McGavin, G.C. 2002. Bristletails. in O’Toole, C.O. (Ed.)2002. The New Encyclopaedia of Insects and their Allies. OUP,Oxford. pp. 36-37.

Mann, D.J.& Ramsey, A. 2001. Aegilia (Rhysothorax) rufa (Fabricius) (Scarabaeidae) in Britain. The Coleopterist 10(2): 44-45.

Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J., Villanueva, J.F. & Lewis, O.T. 2007.Experimental evidence for the effects of dung beetle functional grouprichness and composition on ecosystem function in a tropical forest. Journal of Animal Ecology 76(6): 1094-1104.

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