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date: 18 January 2021

Shardlow, Matthew Edward Ambrose free

Born London 13 Jan. 1971; s of Michael and Anne Shardlow; m 2001, Helen Vine; one s one d

Chief Executive Officer, Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, since 2002


Chichester High Sch. for Boys; Univ. of E Anglia (BSc Envmtl Sci.; MPhil Restoration Ecology)


Invertebrate ecologist, 1995–96, biodiversity ecologist, 1996–99, Biodiversity Reserves Ecologist, 2000–02, RSPB. Country Diary columnist, The Guardian, 2011–. Chairman: Riverfly Partnership, 2003–06; Legal Strategy Gp, Wildlife and Countryside Link, 2010–17; Committee Member: UK Biodiversity Reporting and Information Gp, 2006–11; Eur. Habitats Forum, 2008–; Member: BBC Rural Affairs Cttee, 2015–; Broads Authy, 2020–. Mem., UK Sheep-dip Steering Gp, 2005–10. Trustee: Wildlife and Countryside Link, 2004–07; Friends of Gondwana Rainforest, 2014–


contrib. chapters in books: Ecology and Geomorphology of Coastal Shingle, 2001; Insect Conservation: past, present and prospects, 2012; The Management of Insects in Recreation and Tourism, 2013; contribs to guides and reports; contrib. to Jl Applied Ecol., Atropos, Tentacle


walking, natural history, cricket, snorkelling


Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN

(01733) 201210


Benefield Cricket (Cambs)