Forensic research at FlyEvidence has focussed on post mortem interval, the fauna of buried remains and laboratory based rearing, with some key outcomes:
A review of necrophagous insects colonising human and animal cadavers in south-east Queensland, Australia
Effects of peri-mortem infection on the entomofauna of decomposing buried human remains – a metadata analysis
A key element in FlyEvidence research has been provision of insect identification for pollination studies. These have, for the most part, focussed on fly pollinators, with some key outcomes:
Diversity of Diptera families that pollinate Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) trap flowers: An update in light of new data and phylogenetic analyses
Ecosystem restoration strengthens pollination network resilience and function
Another key element in FlyEvidence research has been provision of insect identification for ecological studies. These have, for the most part, focussed on spider and keystone beetle and bug identifications, with some key outcomes:
Farmland biodiversity and agricultural management on 237 farms in 13 European and two African regions.
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The Manual of Afrotropical Diptera is a detailed, academic, four volume text of flies in sub-saharan Africa.
Providing insight to all the 108 families known from the region, and covering over 20,000 species, this collaboration of over 90 international experts on Diptera, is a unique synopsis of the flies known from the Afrotropical Region.
In a professional format, this treatise provides the basics for understanding the diversity of a major order of insects in a large tropical and sub-tropical region and is the first such synopsis of its kind for any major insect order occurring in the Afrotropics.
The content includes discussions on biology and immature stages, economic importance, classification, identification to the generic level, as well as a synopsis of each genus. Hard copies of the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera should be ordered directly from the publishers, SANBI, South Africa.
In the United Kingdom copies are available from Pemberley Natural History Books.
In the United States copies are available from Bioquip Products.