Lincoln researcher again among world’s most influential

Distinguished Professor Philip Hulme, based at the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University, has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher for the sixth year in a row.

Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world’s most influential researchers – those who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.

In 2019, fewer than 6300 or 0.1 per cent, of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this distinction.

This means Distinguished Professor Hulme has again reached the threshold of producing papers that rank in the top 1 per cent by citations.

The Professor of Plant Biosecurity was awarded the Royal Society Te Apārangi Hutton Medal this year, an award given to researchers significantly advancing understanding in animal, earth, or plant sciences.

It recognised his work investigating how invasive plant species are introduced, how they become established, the harm they cause and what can be done to prevent or manage invasions.

Distinguished Professor Hulme has published over 200 papers in international journals.

He was elected a Fellow of Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2013, and in 2018 was given the Leonard Cockayne Lecture Award.

He was granted the title of Distinguished Professor by Lincoln University last year.

Source: Lincoln University

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