Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the University of Tennessee’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He received his PhD from Harvard (under E.O. Wilson) in 1969. He was a recipient of the Eminent Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America in 2006, elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2012, and awarded the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology in 2012 and the Wallace Prize of the International Biogeographical Society in 2015. He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed papers and has been involved in some of the most vigorous debates in the history of ecology and conservation biology (e.g. island biogeography; reserve design; null models in community ecology; consequences of biological control; assisted migration; novel ecosystems).
His profile page: http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/peopletwo/daniel-simberloff/