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Hot Papers in Environment/Ecology, 2006-2008

Based on data in the Essential Science IndicatorsSM database from Clarivate Analytics.

# 1 Citations: 121
Title: Warming and earlier Spring increase western U.S. forest wildfire activity
Authors: Westerling, A.L.( Podcast), Hidalgo, H.G., Cayan, D.R., and Swetnam, T.W.
Source: Science, 313(5789):940-3, August 18, 2006
Addresses: University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, USA; University of California, Merced, CA, USA; U.S. Geological Survey, La Jolla, CA, USA; University of Arizona, Tree Ring Research Lab, Tucson, AZ, USA
# 2 Citations: 120
Title: Ecological and evolutionary responses to recent climate change
Author: Parmesan, C.
Source: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 37:637-69, 2006
Address: University of Texas, Section of Integrative Biology, Austin, TX, USA
# 3 Citations: 108
Title: Microbial fuel cells: Methodology and technology
Authors: Logan, B.E., Hamelers, B., Rozendal, R., Schrorder, U., Keller, J., Freguia, S., Aelterman, P., Ver Straete, W., and Rabaey, K.
Source: Environmental Science and Technology, 40(17):5181-92, September 1, 2006
Addresses: Pennsylvania State University, Hydrogen Energy Center, University Park, PA, USA; Wageningen University, Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen, The Netherlands; Wetsus, Center for Sustainable Water Technology, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; University of Greifswald, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Greifswald, Germany; University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia; University of Ghent, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent, Belgium
# 4 Citations: 62
Title: Quantifying the evidence for biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning and services
Authors: Balvanera, P., Pfisterer, A.B., Buchmann, N., He, J.S., Nakashizuka, T., Raffaelli, D., and Schmid, B.
Source: Ecology Letters, 9(10):1146-56, October 2006
Addresses: UNAM, Center for Ecosystem Research, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico; University of Zurich, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland; ETH, Institute for Plant Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland; Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan; University of York, Environment Department, York, England
# 5 Citations: 56
Title: Revising how the computer program Cervus accommodates genotyping error increases success in paternity assignment
Authors: Kalinowski, S.T., Taper, M.L., and Marshall, T.C.
Title: Molecular Ecology, 16(5):1099-1106, March 2007
Addresses: Montana State University, Department of Ecology, Bozeman, MT, USA; Field Genetics, Ltd., London, England

SOURCE: Essential Science IndicatorsSM database from Clarivate Analytics, January 1, 1998 through August 31, 2008.

The data above were extracted from Essential Science Indicators database from Clarivate Analytics. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 through August 2008, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Clarivate Analytics. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Reuters’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Hot Papers are limited to those articles published in the last two years. A paper is selected as a hot paper if it meets a citation frequency threshold determined for its field and bi-monthly group. Citation frequency distributions are compiled for each field and cohort. Thresholds are set by finding the closest citation count that would select the top fraction of papers in each field and period. The fraction is set to retrieve about 0.1% of papers.

This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine, reprinted with their permission.        

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