Dr. Bruce Pearce
Job titleDeputy director
Contact detailsEmail prefix: bruce.p (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 551
Fax: +44 (0)1488 658 503
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR
Academic qualificationsPhD: "The Control of Tomato Fruit Growth' 1992: The University of Liverpool and Horticulture Research International, Littlehampton.
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences 1987. Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now The University of Wolverhampton).
Main roles and responsibilities
- Management of the ORC research and technical programmes
- Human Resources
- Quality Assurance
- Acting leader, Crops and Agroforestry Research Team
His research in recent years has focused on implications of GM, research priorities, participatory research methods and systems research. Currently developing work on monogastric diet and production systems.
- Member of the Royal Horticultural Society Science and Horticultural Advice Committee.
- Director GM Freeze.
Selected journal papers
L. J. Hathaway-Jenkins, R Sakrabani, B. Pearce, A. Whitmore and R. J. Godwin, (2011). A Comparison of Soil and Water Properties in Organic and Conventional Farming Systems. Soil Use and Management (in press).
L. J. Hathaway-Jenkins, R. J. Godwin, B. Pearce, R Sakrabani and A. Whitmore (2010). A comparison between conventional and organic farming practices. 1: Soil physical properties. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia.
L. J. Hathaway-Jenkins, R. J. Godwin, B. Pearce, R Sakrabani and A. Whitmore (2010). A comparison between conventional and organic farming practices. 2: Soil hydraulic properties. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia.
Döring T F, Haigh Z, Pearce H, Pearce B, Jones H, Clarke S, Wolfe M. (2009). Variations on varieties: How reliably do wheat varieties perform under different organic farming conditions? Organic Farming 101: 42-43.
Pearce, B. D. 2008. GM Farming and Sustainability. In: Sustainable Rural Systems. Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities. Ed. Guy M Robinson. Pp113-124. Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Pearce, B. D., Gibbon, D., Watson, C.A., Fowler, S.M. and Moore, C. (2006). Organic food and farming research needs in the UK: A report on a stakeholder participatory consultation process. European Joint Organic Congress – Organic Framing and European Rural Development. 30/31 May 2006, Odense, Denmark, 430-431.
Turner, R. J., Bond, W., and Pearce, B. D. (2005). An analysis of the findings of the BRIGHT trials with GM herbicide tolerant crops in relation to environmental impact. A report for GeneWatch UK, the Five Year Freeze and Friends of the Earth.
Click here to see Bruce Pearce's publications on Organic eprints.