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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences D-index 36 Citations 4,408 120 World Ranking 4098 National Ranking 1766

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Oxygen
  • Bacteria

Alfonso F. Davila spends much of his time researching Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Arid, Ecology and Mineralogy. His work focuses on many connections between Mars Exploration Program and other disciplines, such as Impact crater, that overlap with his field of interest in Geochemistry. Many of his research projects under Astrobiology are closely connected to Chemical composition with Chemical composition, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.

Alfonso F. Davila has researched Arid in several fields, including Soil water, Life on Mars and Crust. His Ecology research includes elements of Microorganism, Microbial ecology, Evaporite and Extreme environment. Within one scientific family, he focuses on topics pertaining to Magnetite under Mineralogy, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Particulates.

His most cited work include:

  • Facilitation of endolithic microbial survival in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert by mineral deliquescence (128 citations)
  • Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert (115 citations)
  • Rock magnetic properties of uncultured magnetotactic bacteria (113 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Alfonso F. Davila mainly investigates Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Martian, Geochemistry and Arid. His work carried out in the field of Mars Exploration Program brings together such families of science as Impact crater and Earth science. His research in Astrobiology intersects with topics in Planet and Habitability.

The Geochemistry study combines topics in areas such as Noachian and Groundwater. The various areas that Alfonso F. Davila examines in his Arid study include Halite, Permafrost, Soil water and Environmental chemistry. Alfonso F. Davila interconnects Extreme environment and Metagenomics in the investigation of issues within Ecology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Mars Exploration Program (56.15%)
  • Astrobiology (44.39%)
  • Martian (19.25%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Astrobiology (44.39%)
  • Enceladus (4.28%)
  • Habitability (8.02%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of study are Astrobiology, Enceladus, Habitability, Mars Exploration Program and Martian. His study on Astrobiology is mostly dedicated to connecting different topics, such as Biosphere. He works mostly in the field of Biosphere, limiting it down to concerns involving Resistance and, occasionally, Ecosystem and Adaptation.

His Habitability research includes elements of Planetary science, Exoplanet, Track and Water content. The study incorporates disciplines such as Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, Impact crater and Regolith in addition to Mars Exploration Program. His Martian research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Biomarker, Refractory and Environmental chemistry.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Transitory microbial habitat in the hyperarid Atacama Desert (83 citations)
  • Halophilic microbial community compositional shift after a rare rainfall in the Atacama Desert (26 citations)
  • Identification of Chlorobenzene in the Viking Gas Chromatograph‐Mass Spectrometer Data Sets: Reanalysis of Viking Mission Data Consistent With Aromatic Organic Compounds on Mars (13 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • Oxygen
  • Bacteria

Alfonso F. Davila spends much of his time researching Astrobiology, Habitability, Martian, Microorganism and Adaptation. Alfonso F. Davila mostly deals with Mars Exploration Program in his studies of Astrobiology. His research in Habitability intersects with topics in Hydrology, Water content and Track.

His studies deal with areas such as Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and Pyrolysis as well as Martian. His Microorganism research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Environmental chemistry, Refractory, Biomarker and Extraterrestrial life. His research integrates issues of Arid, Niche, Extreme environment and Microbial population biology in his study of Adaptation.

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Best Publications

Facilitation of endolithic microbial survival in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert by mineral deliquescence

Alfonso F. Davila;Benito Gómez‐Silva;Asunción de los Rios;Carmen Ascaso.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2008)

187 Citations

Evidence for Hesperian impact-induced hydrothermalism on Mars

Giuseppe A. Marzo;Alfonso F. Davila;Alfonso F. Davila;Livio L. Tornabene;James M. Dohm.
Icarus (2010)

141 Citations

Rock magnetic properties of uncultured magnetotactic bacteria

Yongxin Pan;Yongxin Pan;Nikolai Petersen;Michael Winklhofer;Alfonso F. Davila.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2005)

140 Citations

Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert

Alexander Crits-Christoph;Courtney K Robinson;Tyler Barnum;W Florian Fricke.
Microbiome (2013)

132 Citations

Hygroscopic salts and the potential for life on Mars.

Alfonso F. Davila;Luis Gago Duport;Riccardo Melchiorri;Jochen Jänchen.
Astrobiology (2010)

128 Citations

The detection of bacterial magnetite in recent sediments of Lake Chiemsee (southern Germany)

Yongxin Pan;Yongxin Pan;Nikolai Petersen;Alfonso F. Davila;Liming Zhang.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2005)

128 Citations

A new model for a magnetoreceptor in homing pigeons based on interacting clusters of superparamagnetic magnetite

A.F. Davila;G. Fleissner;M. Winklhofer;N. Petersen.
Physics and Chemistry of The Earth (2003)

123 Citations

Magnetic signature of daily sampled urban atmospheric particles

Adrian R. Muxworthy;Jürgen Matzka;Alfonso Fernández Davila;Nikolai Petersen.
Atmospheric Environment (2003)

120 Citations

A Two-Tiered Approach to Assessing the Habitability of Exoplanets

Dirk Schulze-Makuch;Abel Méndez;Alberto G. Fairén;Philip von Paris.
Astrobiology (2011)

119 Citations

Astrobiology through the ages of Mars: the study of terrestrial analogues to understand the habitability of Mars.

Alberto G. Fairén;Alfonso F. Davila;Darlene Lim;Nathan Bramall.
Astrobiology (2010)

117 Citations

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