David M. Richardson
David M. Richardson is Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology and is a Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His research focuses on plant invasions. He is author/co-author of about 420 journal papers and book chapters, has edited six books, including Fifty years of invasion ecology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and is co-author of Invasion Dynamics (OUP; 2017). He was Editor-in-Chief of Diversity and Distributions between 1998 and 2015. He was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize for 2006 by the University of Bern, Switzerland, and in 2012 received the John F.W. Herschel Medal, the senior medal of the Royal Society of South Africa.