Lincoln biosecurity professor is ranked among world’s top science minds

A Lincoln University professor is among nine New Zealand scientists listed among the world’s Most Influential Scientific Minds for work done in this country.

The list, based on publications released from 2003-2013 and compiled by Thomson Reuters, recognises researchers who have published the greatest number of highly cited papers in a particular field. They rank among the top one percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

Philip Hulme, Professor of Plant Biosecurity at Lincoln University, recognised for his contributions to the field of environment and ecology, has been listed for the second successive year.

Professor Hulme’s most highly cited papers include research on the role of trade and transport on the global spread of invasive species, the environmental impacts these species cause around the world, and the implications of climate change for biosecurity.

Professor Hulme is a research leader in the Bio-Protection Research Centre, a government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, and the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.

The official list can be viewed online at

Brent R Copp, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Auckland University.

Harvey D White, Clinical Medicine, Auckland City Hospital.

John W Blunt, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Canterbury University.

Michael W Taylor, Microbiology, Auckland University.

Michele R Prinsep, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Waikato University.

Murray H. G. Munro, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Canterbury University.

Peter T. Northcote, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Victoria University.

Philip E. Hulme, Environment/Ecology, Lincoln University.

Richie Poulton, Psychiatry/Psychology, Otago University.

Another name on the list is David A Wardle, Environment/Ecology. His primary affiliation is the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. Landcare Research is his secondary affiliation.

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