Silver-spotted skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted skipper butterfly

Dr Robert Wilson
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology


I am a conservation biologist interested in the responses of biodiversity to environmental change. My research to date has mainly focused on the effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on the conservation of butterflies, with particular interest in the distributions and dynamics of species near their geographic range margins. I am a member of the Environmental Biology group at Streatham Campus. I was formerly based in the Ecology and Conservation research group and collaborate closely with colleagues at Penryn Campus.

I am Chair of the Athena SWAN Working Group for Biosciences at Streatham Campus. Athena SWAN is a charter for the advancement of gender equality in science, for which Biosciences achieved a Bronze award in 2015.


1993 BA Hons (Oxford)
2000 PhD (Leeds)


2007-present Lecturer in Conservation Biology, University of Exeter
2003-2007 Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid)
2000-2003 Named NERC Post-doctoral researcher, University of Leeds

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