Richard Wall

PhD Student

Richard joined the Centre for Mountain Studies in October 2017 as a PhD Student. His research concerns the role of volunteering in wildlife conservation management.


  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Countryside Management from Elmwood College/Perth College UHI
  • BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Conservation from the University of St Andrews
  • MSc (Merit) in Environmental Management with Conservation from the University of Stirling


Richard Wall

Professional career

  • Ecologist at LGS Ecology Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Conservation Officer for the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) working with the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Project
  • Conservation volunteer – RSPB, SWT, SNH and FCS

Research interests

  • Interdisciplinary research, physical, biological and social sciences
  • Citizen science – Volunteering
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Scottish upland and Highland landscapes
  • Population dynamics, modelling and control

Research experience

  • Butterfly population modelling within a sand dune ecosystem - Part of the UKBM network
  • Estimating wild deer abundance within a range of differing habitats in Scotland – A review of the Best Practice Guidance including the Faecal Accumulation Rate method (FAR) – Dissertation submitted for the award of BSc (Hons)
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of grey squirrel control within Tayside Scotland – Dissertation submitted for the award of MSc