Dr Richard J. Pearce is Associate Professor Animal Ecology and Biodiversity Research (WCUC)
An expert in biodiversity and ecosystems ecology, specialising in the ecology and behaviour of spiders. Richard is passionate about arachnids and has a background in ecology and conservation. He has served on the Council of the British Arachnological Society and the IUCN Species Survival Commission as a member of the Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group. Richard frequently collaborates in international projects broadening knowledge of biodiversity and human impact. He enjoys active membership across a wide range of international professional organisations in natural history, ecology and wildlife conservation. Richard’s research focuses on the interface between human activity and natural ecosystems, frequently exploring the role of spiders as indicators of ecosystem health.
Awards and Accreditations: PhD Ecosystems Ecology; MSc Environmental Diagnostics; BSc (Hons) Environmental Science; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)