David Mark Richardson
|David Mark Richardson|
16 June 1958 |
Pretoria, South Africa
|Alma mater||Stellenbosch University|
Richardson was born in Pretoria. He received his BSc degree in Forestry from Stellenbosch University in 1981 and his Ph.D in Botany from the University of Cape Town in 1989. He worked as Associate Professor of Botany and deputy director of the Institute for Plant Conservation at the University of Cape Town from 1992 to 2004. He also joined as professor of ecology in the department of botany and zoology at Stellenbosch University and as deputy-director science strategy at the Centre for Invasion Biology in 2004. He was appointed director of the Centre for Invasion Biology in May 2012.
Awards and honours
- In 2006, Richardson was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize from the Hans Sigrist Stiftung, Switzerland
- In 2007 he received an A1 rating from South Africa’s National Research Foundation of South Africa
- In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.
- In 2009 he won the National Science and Technology Forum Award (Category B; Individual, through research and its outputs over the last five years)
- In 2009 he was elected a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa
- In 2012 he received the John F.W. Herschel Medal from the Royal Society of South Africa for his "multidisciplinary contribution to science in South Africa through your exceptional work on the ecology of biological invasions and management strategies for introduced species".
- Richardson, D.M. & Bond, W.J. (1991). Determinants of plant distribution: Evidence from pine invasions. American Naturalist, 137: 639-668.
- Rejmánek, M. & Richardson, D.M. (1996). What attributes make some plant species more invasive? Ecology, 77: 1655-1661.
- Richardson, D.M. (1998). Forestry trees as invasive aliens. Conservation Biology, 12: 18-26.
- Higgins, S.I. & Richardson, D.M. (1999). Predicting plant migration rates in a changing world: the role of long-distance dispersal. American Naturalist, 153: 464-475.
- Richardson, D.M., Allsopp, N., D'Antonio, C.M., Milton, S.J. & Rejmánek, M. (2000). Plant invasions: The role of mutualisms. Biological Reviews, 75: 65-93.
- Richardson, D.M., Pyšek, P., Rejmánek, M., Barbour, M.G., Panetta, D.F. & West, C.J. (2000). Naturalization and invasion of alien plants - concepts and definitions. Diversity and Distributions, 6: 93-107.
- Richardson, D.M. & Rejmánek, M. (2004). Invasive conifers: A global survey and predictive framework. Diversity and Distributions, 10: 321-331.
- Richardson, D.M. & Pyšek, P. (2006). Plant invasions – merging the concepts of species invasiveness and community invasibility. Progress in Physical Geography, 30: 409-431.
- Richardson, D.M. & Rundel, P.W., Jackson, S.T., Teskey, R.O., Aronson, J., Bytnerowicz, A., Wingfield, M.J. & Procheş, S. (2007). Human impacts in pine forests: past, present and future. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 38: 275-297.
- Richardson, D.M., Hellmann, J.J., McLachlan, et al.(2009). Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106: 9721-9724.
- Richardson, D.M. (ed.)(2011). Fifty years of invasion ecology. The legacy of Charles Elton. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 978-1-4443-3585-9.
- Richardson, D.M., Carruthers, J., Hui, C., Impson, F.A.C., Robertson, M.P., Rouget, M., Le Roux, J.J., Wilson, J.R.U. (2011). Human-mediated introductions of Australian acacias—a global experiment in biogeography. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 771-787
Since 1998 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Diversity and Distributions.
- SA prof best in invasion biology. MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Retrieved 9 January. 2012
- Cape academic wins top Swiss science prize. IOL News. Retrieved 9 January 2012
- Top award for local invasion biologist. SA-people.com. Retrieved 9 January 2012
- "2011/12 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards – RSSAf Winners". RoyalSocietysa.Org. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-18.