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Will Pearse

Will Pearse


Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: LSB 333
IconPhone: (435) 797-0831

Educational Background

PhD, Evolutionary Ecology, Imperial College, London, England, 2013
MS, Ecology Evolution and Conservation, Imperial College, London, England, 2009
MA, Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 2008


Biodiversity, phylogenetics, community ecology, trait evolution, diversification, community phylogenetics, eco-phylogenetics, conservation


Dr. Pearse focuses on developing new tools and methods for evolutionary ecologists, with the hope that species' evolutionary history can tell us something about their present-day ecology. Recently, he has focused on leveraging the theoretical and academic insights of his research to generate concrete, actionable conservation advice.