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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 128 Citations 70,249 462 World Ranking 20 National Ranking 1

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Awards & Achievements

Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem

His primary areas of investigation include Ecology, Introduced species, Invasive species, Biodiversity and Ecosystem. The concepts of his Ecology study are interwoven with issues in Biological dispersal and Propagule pressure. His Introduced species study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Abundance, Seed dispersal, Woody plant, Disturbance and Species richness.

His Invasive species study also includes fields such as

  • Acacia that connect with fields like Plant litter,
  • Plant ecology, which have a strong connection to Biogeography. His Biodiversity study combines topics in areas such as IUCN Red List, Land use, Threatened species and Native plant. David M. Richardson interconnects Restoration ecology and Environmental resource management in the investigation of issues within Ecosystem.

His most cited work include:

  • Naturalization and invasion of alien plants: concepts and definitions (2623 citations)
  • What attributes make some plant species more invasive (1484 citations)
  • Novel ecosystems: theoretical and management aspects of the new ecological world order (1380 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Ecology, Invasive species, Introduced species, Biodiversity and Ecosystem are his primary areas of study. His work in Ecology is not limited to one particular discipline; it also encompasses Biological dispersal. His Invasive species research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Plant ecology, Agroforestry, Acacia and Woody plant.

His Introduced species research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Seed dispersal, Propagule pressure, Riparian zone and Biome. The study incorporates disciplines such as Environmental planning, Environmental resource management and Ecosystem services in addition to Biodiversity. His research on Species richness often connects related topics like Species diversity.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (64.74%)
  • Invasive species (31.80%)
  • Introduced species (32.13%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Ecology (64.74%)
  • Invasive species (31.80%)
  • Biodiversity (19.93%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Invasive species, Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental planning. Introduced species, Ecosystem, Alien species, Species richness and Range are among the areas of Ecology where David M. Richardson concentrates his study. His research links Habitat with Introduced species.

David M. Richardson has included themes like Evolutionary biology, Abundance, Cactus, Native plant and Taxon in his Invasive species study. The various areas that David M. Richardson examines in his Biodiversity study include Agroforestry, Biome, Livelihood and Ecosystem services. His research in Environmental planning intersects with topics in Biological dispersal, Environmental change, Stakeholder and Sustainable development.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Invasion Science: A Horizon Scan of Emerging Challenges and Opportunities (166 citations)
  • Integrating ecosystem services and disservices: insights from plant invasions (105 citations)
  • Socio‐economic impact classification of alien taxa (SEICAT) (97 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Law

His primary areas of investigation include Ecology, Invasive species, Ecosystem services, Biodiversity and Environmental resource management. In most of his Ecology studies, his work intersects topics such as Biological dispersal. His Invasive species research includes themes of Biome, Poaceae, Habitat and Environmental planning.

His Ecosystem services study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Urban ecosystem, Novel ecosystem, Natural resource management, Introduced species and Stakeholder engagement. His study in Biodiversity is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Species diversity and Livelihood. His Environmental resource management study incorporates themes from Anthropocene, Risk perception, Global change and Mandate.

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Top Publications

Naturalization and invasion of alien plants: concepts and definitions

David M. Richardson;Petr Pyšek;Marcel Rejmánek;Michael G. Barbour.
Diversity and Distributions (2000)

4142 Citations

What attributes make some plant species more invasive

Marcel Rejmanek;David M. Richardson.
Ecology (1996)

2349 Citations

Novel ecosystems: theoretical and management aspects of the new ecological world order

Richard J. Hobbs;Salvatore Arico;James Aronson;Jill S. Baron.
Global Ecology and Biogeography (2006)

1944 Citations

Effects of Invasive Alien Plants on Fire Regimes

Matthew L. Brooks;Carla M. D'antonio;David M. Richardson;James B. Grace.
BioScience (2004)

1560 Citations

Plant invasions--the role of mutualisms.

David M. Richardson;Nicky Allsopp;Carla M. D'antonio;Suzanne J. Milton.
Biological Reviews (2007)

1556 Citations

A proposed unified framework for biological invasions.

Tim M. Blackburn;Tim M. Blackburn;Petr Pyšek;Petr Pyšek;Sven Bacher;James T. Carlton.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2011)

1512 Citations

Alien plants in checklists and floras: towards better communication between taxonomists and ecologists

Petr Pyšek;David M. Richardson;Marcel Rejmánek;Grady L. Webster.
Taxon (2004)

1462 Citations

Plant invasions : merging the concepts of species invasiveness and community invasibility

David M. Richardson;Petr Pyšek.
Progress in Physical Geography (2006)

1114 Citations

Traits Associated with Invasiveness in Alien Plants: Where Do we Stand?

Petr Pyšek;David M. Richardson.

996 Citations

Niche‐based modelling as a tool for predicting the risk of alien plant invasions at a global scale

Wilfried Thuiller;David M. Richardson;Petr Pyšek;Petr Pyšek;Guy F. Midgley.
Global Change Biology (2005)

917 Citations

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