Jason F. Mate

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Jason Mate


My expertise is in the systematics, phylogenetics, ecology and evolution of the subfamily Aphodiinae and in particular the Aphodiini. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Alfried Vogler (BNHM/Imperial College) with the thesis, “Radiation and Diversification of Aphodius Dung Beetles”. I used molecular markers to address the phylogenetics of the Aphodiini and its placement within the subfamily Aphodiinae. I am currently completing a morphological and molecular database to enhance our understanding of the evolution of dung feeding and other feeding behaviors in the Aphodiinae and to test the reliability of current classifications.
In addition to phylogenetic work on the subfamily I am completing revisions on the Eupariini of Africa; the subgenus Liothorax in Europe as well as biodiversity inventories of the dung beetle communities in S. China and urban coleoptera in southern Queensland.

Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD

E-MAIL: jfmate@hotmail.com
TEL: 0207 938 5016

Angus, R. B., Wilson, C. J. & Maté, J. F. 2002. Saprosites mendax (Blackburn) and Saprosites natalensis (Péringuey) (Scarabaeoidea, Aphodiidae), two species introduced into Britain. Proceedings of the Second Pan-European Conference on Saproxylic Beetles. Pp74-77.

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.

Krell, F.-T, Mann, D. J., Angus, R. B. & Maté, J. F. 2003, Case 3254, Aphodius niger Illiger, 1798, (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific title. Bull. Zoological Nomenclature 60 (2): 127 - 131.

Maté, J. F. & Angus, R. B. 2005. Description of a new species of Aphodius Illiger from the Iberian Peninsula and comments regarding the biogeography and ecology of the subgenus Liothorax Motschulsky. Koleopterologishe Rundschau. V 75: 325-336

Maté, J. F. 2007. New species of Aphodius (Neoemadiellus) described from Madagascar. Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie (N.S.) 23(3):267-276

Maté, J. F. 2007. New records of Sphaeridinae for Spain (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie (N.S.) 24:60.

Maté, J.F. 2008. Description of a new Aphodius Illiger species from China. Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie (N.S.) 25(1):65-69.

Sanborn, A. F. & J. F. Maté. 2009. Hexapod diversity on an urban university campus. Florida Scientist. 72: 66-92.

Jia, F. & J. F. Maté. 2012. A New Species of Oocyclus Sharp From Southeastern China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zootaxa. 3509: 81–84.

Maté, J. F. 2015. Bordatius mthatha, sp. n. a remarkable new species of Psammodiini from South Africa. Koleopterologische Rundschau. 85: 191-196.

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