Jonathan Browne in northern
Jonathan Browne is currently co-owner of a privately held management consulting firm based in Canada (www.bbmd.ca). 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.
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
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
Scholtz, C.H., Browne, D.J. & J. KukalovĚ-Peck. 1994. Glaresidae,
archaeopteryx of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology
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.