Funded by Rhodes Scholarship
Supervised by Owen Lewis
I am interested in quantifying beneficial impacts of insects within agricultural ecosystems including: pest suppression, nutrient cycling, and pollination. My current research is focused on understanding how intensification of pastures impacts ecosystem services of dung removal, litter decomposition, and abundance of soil arthropods available for insectivorous birds.
- Manning, P. & Cutler, G. C. (2013) Potential nocturnal insect pollinators of lowbush blueberry. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society, 3: 1–3.
- Renkema, J. M., Manning, P. & Cutler, G. C. (2013) Predation of lowbush blueberry insect pests by ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the laboratory. Journal of Pest Science, 86: 525–532.
- Manning, P., Slade, E.M., Beynon, S.A. and Lewis, O.T. (2016). Functionally rich dung beetle assemblages are required to provide multiple ecosystem services. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 10.1016/j.agee.2015.11.007