Mark Williamson (biologist)

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Mark Herbert Williamson

ResidenceYork, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Known forBiological invasion
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
University of Edinburgh
University of York

Professor Mark Herbert Williamson OBE is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of York, England.[1] He is an expert on biological invasions.[2][3]

Williamson attended Christ Church, University of Oxford where he gained a BA degree in 1950 and received a D.Phil. in 1958, having been a Departmental Demonstrator in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford since 1952.[1]

Between 1958 and 1962, Williamson was a Senior/Principal Scientific Officer (SSO/PSO) at the Oceanographic Laboratory of the Scottish Marine Biological Association.[1] Between 1962 and 1965, he was a Lecturer at the Department of Zoology at Edinburgh University. In 1963, he was appointed Professor at the University of York on its founding. He was Head of Department in the Department of Biology at York from 1963 until 1984.[4]

In 1993, Mark Williamson was appointed Professor Emeritus. In 1994, he received an OBE.[1]


  • Williamson, Mark (1972). The Analysis of Biological Populations. Edward Arnold, London. ISBN 07131-2347-8
  • Williamson, Mark (1981). Island Populations. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-854139-2
  • Williamson, Mark (1996). Biological Invasions. Chapman & Hall, London. ISBN 0-412-59190-1
  • Williamson, Mark; White, David, eds. (2013). A History of the First Fifty Years of Biology at York. Department of Biology, University of York. (PDF)


  1. ^ a b c d "Professor Mark Williamson Emeritus". UK: University of York. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ Perrings, Charles; Williamson, Mark H.; Dalmazzone, Silvana, eds. (2001). The Economics of Biological Invasions (Reprint ed.). Edward Elgar. ISBN 978-1840643787.
  3. ^ "The control of invasive alien species". Research Excellence Framework. UK: University of York. 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ Williamson, Mark; White, David, eds. (2013). A History of the first fifty years of Biology at York (PDF). UK: University of York. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

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