Dr Richard Pearce, PhD

Dr. Richard J. Pearce is an Associate Professor of Animal Ecology and Biodiversity Research at WCUC. A renowned expert in spider ecology and behavior, he holds key positions in both the British Arachnological Society and the IUCN Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group. Passionate about arachnids and conservation, Richard often partners on global projects to expand biodiversity knowledge. His research delves into the effects of human activities on natural ecosystems, with spiders as pivotal indicators. Among his accolades are a PhD in Ecosystems Ecology, MSc in Environmental Diagnostics, BSc in Environmental Science, and a Senior Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy.Read Richard Pearce Full Bio >