David Albert Wardle#


David Albert Wardle
Membership Number:5369
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:SINGAPORE
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0002-0476-7335
Homepage: https://www.slu.se/en/ew-cv/david-wardle



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 - present Smithsonian Professor of Forest Ecology, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2017 - present Guest Professor, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
  • 2001 - present Adjunct Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 2006 - present Research Associate, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • 2006 - 2016 Professor of Soil and Plant Ecology (Personal Chair, faculty professorship), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
  • 2002 - 2006 Split 50:50 position between a Professorship in Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, at Umeå, Sweden, and as a Research Scientist at Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand
  • 2001 - 2002 Professor of Soil and Plant Ecology (Personal Chair), University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1997 - 2000 Research Scientist, Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand
  • 1990 - 1997 Research Scientist, AgResearch, Hamilton, New Zealand

Fields of Scholarship
  • Community ecology
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Biological invasions
  • Vegetation science
  • Aboveground-belowground linkages
  • Forest ecology

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Recipient of the annual R. H. Whittaker ‘Distinguished Ecologist’ award from the Ecological Society of America, awarded to one ecologist each year.
  • 2018 Selected by the Journal of Ecology as their Eminent Ecologist for 2018 (accompanied by a Special Virtual Issue of the journal consisting of several of David Wardle’s articles).
  • 2018 Author of paper published in 1995 selected for Citation Classic commentary and author profile in the leading soil science journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
  • 2016 Rosén´s Linneus Prize in Botany, awarded every three years to one plant scientist by the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Sweden.
  • 2016 Recipient of a ‘Wallenberg Scholars’ continuation award; one of 3 researchers in Sweden across the sciences, humanities and medicine receiving the highest resourcing on the basis of being assessed as an ‘international leader’ in the field
  • 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 2010 Recipient of a ‘Wallenberg Scholars’ award; one of 10 researchers in Sweden across the sciences, humanities and medicine.
  • 2006 - 2019 (all years inclusive). Identified by ISI as a ‘Highly Cited’ scientist in the field of Ecology/Environment (and listed in ISI’s ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’).
  • 2006 Recipient of an inaugural Swedish Univ of Agric Sciences (SLU) ‘Excellence Award’, one of 3 allocated in SLU.
  • 2003 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (New Zealand’s primary academy of the sciences).
  • 2001 New Zealand Ecological Society annual award (Te Tohu Taiao) for ecological research, awarded annually to a New Zealand scientist on the basis of research and application in ecology.
  • 1999 Recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists Research Medal, awarded annually to one New Zealand scientist under the age of 40 on the basis of scientific merit.

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