Fund members

The Wallace Memorial Fund has three permanent members. They are:

George Beccaloni
Janet Beccaloni
Richard Wallace

Dr George W. Beccaloni (Chairman)

To contact George CLICK HERE

Mrs Janet Beccaloni (Secretary) Mr Richard Wallace (Treasurer)

Mini Biography of George:

George Beccaloni is an entomologist/evolutionary biologist whose research specialty is cockroaches. George is also interested in the early history of evolutionary biology, especially Wallace's contributions to it. He has studied aspects of Wallace's life and work for about 15 years and is one of three co-executors of Wallace’s Literary Estate. George founded the Wallace Memorial Fund in 1999, and is the founder and Director of the Wallace Correspondence Project. In 2002 George helped London's Natural History Museum acquire the World’s largest collection of Wallace-related manuscripts from Wallace’s descendants. In the past George has worked on the evolution of mimicry, macroecological patterns in butterfly-hostplant relationships, and novel methods to quantify the diet breadths of phytophagous insects. He created the online databases Wallace Letters Online, the Cockroach Species File, and the Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex), and has published five books including ‘Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace’ (co-edited with Charles Smith). Recently he was the historical consultant for the BBC series  ‘Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero’. To see George's full cv click HERE.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith