Pearce’s research focuses on the ecology and systematics of mollusks, biogeographical, ecological, and behavioral studies on terrestrial gastropods, and the inventory and distribution of land snails and slugs in eastern USA. His current research involves land snail distribution in Pennsylvania (funded by PA Wild Resources Conservation Program), on the Delmarva Peninsula, eastern USA (funded by US National Science Foundation), in Maine (funded by Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and others), in New York State (funded by NY Biodiversity Research Institute), and in West Virginia (funded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources). He is also pursuing the biogeography of land snails on islands in the US Great Lakes, systematics of North American land snails, and land snails of Colombia, South America.
Timothy A Pearce
- Adjunct Professor
Muhs, D.R., Skipp, S.G., Schumann, R.R., Johnson, D.L., McGeehin, J.P., Beann, J., Freeman, J., Pearce, T.A. & Rowland, Z.M. (2009) The origin and paleoclimatic significance of carbonate sand dunes deposited on the California Channel Islands during the last glacial period. Pp 3-14 Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium, Oxnard, California, February 5 – 8, 2008 (Damiani, C.C. & Garcelon, D.K., eds.), Institute for Wildlife Studies: Arcata, CA.
Jensen, R.H. & Pearce, T.A. (2009) Marine Mollusks of Bermuda: Checklist and Bibliography. Delaware Museum of Natural History: Wilmington, Delaware.
Hotopp, K.P., Pearce, T.A., Nekola, J.C. & Schmidt, K. (2010) New land snail (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) distribution records for New York State. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 159:25-30
Pearce, T.A., Olori, J.C. & Kemezis, K.W. (2010) Land snails from St. Elzear Cave, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec: antiquity of Cepaea hortensis in North America. Annals of Carnegie Museum 79(1):65-78
Dr. Pearce received his PhD in 1994 at the University of Michigan, and joined the Department in 2004.