Dr Andrew Lack


Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology

Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Andrew Lack

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • First year (level 4): Biodiversity, Science in Practice, Field Course: Identification and Methodology
  • Second year (level 5): Plant Science, Threatened Species, Field course: Surveys and Licensing
  • Third year (level 6): Science and Humanity, Advanced Topics in Wildlife Conservation, Evolution and Animal Development
  • MSc (level 7): Ecology for Conservation, Taxonomy for Conservation, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Primate Conservation.


Two students for PhD by publication in association with Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.


Plant pollination and plant genetics. Cultural aspects of biology and connections between science and literature.

Areas of expertise

  • Plant identification
  • Plant ecology
  • Birds
  • Bees
  • Butterflies.

Research group membership

  • Centre for Ecology, Environment and Conservation.

Research projects

  • Writing book on Plant Ecology and Conservation.

Research impact

  • Cited 1867 times (January 2017).

Further information

  • Writing book on Plant Ecology and Conservation.


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Professional information


  • Ecological Genetics Group of British Ecological Society
  • New Networks for Nature.

Further details

Many Outreach activities including:

  • Evening talks to local societies
  • Leading bird and plant walks for various groups
  • Visits to schools about birds, plants, moths, nocturnal mammals.

Other experience

  • Adult classes in Plants, Birds, and Countryside Conservation.

Press, publicity and reviews

  • Books reviewed extensively in national press.