Dr. David Wilkinson

Dr. David Wilkinson
Job Title

Reader in Environmental Science

Telephone +44 (0)151 231 2245
Email Address @ljmu.ac.uk


Contact Address Room 236
James Parsons Building
Byrom St.
L3 3AF

Research interests:

Ecology, evolution and environmental science


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Grants Obtained:

Title, Awarding Body and Year Role Amount
Quantifying the Mosaic: testing modern analogues for African Palaeoenvironments, Leverhulme Trust Standard Grant. 2012 -2014 Co I £220,700


Module Leader: Habitat and Species


  • Habitat and Species
  • Ecology and Behaviour
  • Earth Systems
  • Fundamentals of scientific research
  • Wildlife and Ecosystem Management
  • Plant Science
  • Research methods for bioscience
  • Frontiers of Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Environmental Change
  • Research Project

Research interests:

I am a generalist with wide interests within biology, environmental sciences, archaeology and the history of science. Main areas of research are: theoretical work in evolutionary ecology and biogeography, studies on testate amoebae, Quaternary paleoecology, archaeology, Earth Systems Science and the history of science (biology and geology).

I have published >100 research papers. My first book, Fundamental processes in Ecology, an Earth Systems approach (2006, Oxford University Press) won the Marsh Ecology Book of the Year prize in 2007, awarded by the British Ecological Society. A second book Big questions in ecology and evolution (co-authored with Tom Sherratt) was published in 2009 again by OUP.

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc (2ii) Biology and Geography, Coventry Polytechnic, 1985.
  • MSc Ecology, University of Durham, 1986.
  • PhD On urban trees, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1992.
Current Post:
  • 2005 – ongoing. Reader in Environmental Sciences, School of Biological and Earth Science, Liverpool John Moores University.
Previous Posts:
  • 1987-1989. Researcher, Biology Field Centre, University of Wales, Cardiff.
  • 1989-1992. Research Assistant, Dept Architecture and Landscape, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 1992- 2005. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Ecology, School of Biological and Earth Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.
Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Member of the Quaternary Research Association

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