Welcome to the Insect Biodiversity in Agroecosystems Lab!

Research in our lab aims to better understand the importance of biodiversity (specifically insects) to the health and functioning of agricultural ecosystems. We work with many different kinds of insects, and with interested scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level. Our research combines elements of: entomology, community/citizen science, community ecology, and natural history. We work frequently with dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) as a model system for understanding the vulnerability of agroecosystems to environmental disturbances.

This research group is led by me, Paul Manning. I am an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture located in Truro, Nova Scotia.  For more information about the kind of work that I do, my CV is available here and my Google scholar profile can be found here. You can also check out a list of lab members (past and present) below.