Professional summary

Research Interests

Professor Richard Pywell is Head of Biodiversity research at UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology – an independent, not-  for-profit environmental research institute. Richard is a botanist by training and has 30 years’ research experience      into the management and restoration of semi-natural and farmed ecosystems. He works closely with practitioners,    policy-makers and the farming industry to co-design solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

Richard leads the National Honey Monitoring Scheme that is working with bee keepers to understand the pressures on  honeybees and other pollinators. He also leads the AgZero+ research programme – a major government-funded  initiative to develop efficient and sustainable farming systems that are resilient to future environmental change.  Richard has written a number of practical guides for land managers, including the Habitat Creation and Management  for Pollinators.

Professor Richard Pywell