Matthew Richardson (author)

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Matthew Richardson in the early 2000s

Matthew Charles Richardson is a Canadian author and conservationist, best known for his expertise on extinct and endangered species, and of biogeography.

Biography[edit]

Matthew Richardson was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, on January 16, 1966, but was raised in the town of Markham, north of Toronto. His early unpublished works include a biography of Gerald Durrell and the massive, four-volume Living Primates series that would later be adapted into other works. In 2001 he published The Royal Book of Lists: An Irreverent Romp Through Royal History from Alfred the Great to Prince William. For much of the next decade he worked as a primatologist / taxonomist for the U.S.-based NGO Conservation International, co-authoring various books and academic papers. Notable among these were Lemurs of Madagascar (book) and the primate volume (volume 3) to the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series (for which he also produced all the maps). He also lived and worked, for a time, at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, helped to catalog the Royal Ontario Museum's primatology collection, gave lectures, and has served as an active member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group (past), and the IUCN Conservation Planning Specialist Group. He is currently working on Threatened and Recently-extinct Vertebrates of the World (Cambridge University Press, in press).

Personal life[edit]

Matthew Richardson is single and lives near the town of La Conception, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Royal Book of Lists: An Irreverent Romp Through Royal History from Alfred the Great to Prince William (Dundurn Group, 2001).[1]
  • Lemurs of Madagascar Pocket Identification Guide – Diurnal and Cathemeral Lemurs, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr., Matthew Richardson, William R. Konstant, Olivier Langrand, Frank Hawkins, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Rodin Rasoloarison, Jörg Ganzhorn, Serge Rajaobelina and Christophe Schwitzer Illustrated by Stephen D. Nash [1]
  • Lemurs of Madagascar Pocket Identification Guide – Nocturnal Lemurs, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr., Matthew Richardson (author), William R. Konstant, Olivier Langrand, Frank Hawkins, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Rodin Rasoloarison, Jörg Ganzhorn, Serge Rajaobelina and Christophe Schwitzer Illustrated by Stephen D. Nash
  • Lemurs of Madagascar (book), Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr., Matthew Richardson (author), Christophe Schwitzer, Olivier Langrand, Anthony B. Rylands, Frank Hawkins, Serge Rajaobelina, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Rodin Rasoloarison, Christian Roos, Peter M. Kappeler, and James MacKinnon, Illustrated by Stephen D. Nash Conservation International, 2010.
  • Extended Family: Long Lost Cousins Colin Groves (author of Foreword)
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity Co-author, with Russell A. Mittermeier, of Conservation of Primate Populations chapter (Elsevier, 2007)
  • Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 3: Primates (Lynx Edicions, 2012).

References[edit]

  1. "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library and Archives Canada". Amicus.collectionscanada.ca. Retrieved 2009-05-08.

External links[edit]



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