Jonathan Browne


Jonathan Browne in northern Laos, 2005.


Jonathan Browne is currently co-owner of a privately held management consulting firm based in Canada ( He has participated in government reform and environmental initiatives in Canada and elsewhere, mainly in Africa. Jonathan completed his bachelors degree (1989) at Carleton University, where he trained with Prof. Stewart Peck, followed by an M.Sc. cum laude (1991) and Ph.D. (1993), at the University of Pretoria, working with Prof. Clarke Scholtz and Dr. Jarmila Kukalová-Peck. Prior to entering the private sector in the mid-1990s, Jonathan lectured and held postdoctoral fellowships in Canada and South Africa. He is primarily interested in taxonomy, evolutionary biology and biogeography of insects, notably the evolution of the scarabaeoid wing and its contribution to unraveling the relationships among the higher scarbaeoid taxa, and the biogeography of West Indian beetles and amblypygids. He has contributed to numerous scientific articles, technical reports and books covering a wide range of topics including entomology, environmental management, planning and management.


Jonathan Browne
P.O. Box 4689, Station E
Ottawa, Ontario KiS 5H8


Browne, D.J. & C.H. Scholtz. 1999. A phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 24: 51-84.

Browne, D.J. & C.H. Scholtz. 1998. The evolution of the scarab hind wing articulation and wing base: a contribution towards the phylogeny of the Scarabaeidae (Scarabaeoidea: Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 23: 307-326.

Browne, D.J. & S.B. Peck. 1996. The biogeography of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Florida Keys, the Bahama Islands and Cuba. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 2154-2169.

Browne, D.J. & C.H. Scholtz. 1996. The morphology of the hind wing articulation and wing base of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) with notes on phylogenetic trends. Bonner Zoologische Monographien Nr. 40: 200 pps.

Scholtz, C.H. & D.J. Browne. 1996. Polyphyly in the Geotrupidae (Scarabaeoidea: Coleoptera): A case for a new family. Journal of Natural History 30: 597-614.

Browne, D.J. & C.H. Scholtz. 1995. The phylogeny of the families of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) based on characters of the hind wing articulation, wing base and wing venation. Systematic Entomology 23: 145-173.

Browne, D.J. & C.H. Scholtz. 1994. The morphology and terminology of the hind wing articulation and wing base of the Coleoptera, with specific reference to the Scarabaeoidea. Systematic Entomology 19: 133-143.

Scholtz, C.H., Browne, D.J. & J. KukalovĚ-Peck. 1994. Glaresidae, archaeopteryx of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 19: 259-277.

Browne, D.J., Peck, S.B. & M.A. Ivie. 1993. The Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the Bahama Islands with an analysis of species area relationships, distribution patterns, origin of the fauna and an annotated species list. The Journal of Tropical Zoology 6: 28-53.

Browne, D.J., Scholtz, C.H. & J. KukalovĚ-Peck. 1993. Phylogenetic significance of wing characters in the Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). African Entomology 1(2): 195-206.

Browne, D.J. 1992. Phyrinidae (Amblypygi) from Andros Island, Bahamas, with notes and distribution patterns, recent origin and allometry. The Journal of Arachnology 20(1): 13-20.

Browne, D.J. 1991. Wing structure of the genus Eucanthus Westwood; confirmation of the primitive nature of the genus (Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae). The Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 54(2): 221-230.

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