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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 63 Citations 14,350 318 World Ranking 4577 National Ranking 354

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Awards & Achievements

2015 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • World War II
  • Bacteria

Charles S. Cockell mainly investigates Astrobiology, Ecology, Mars Exploration Program, Planet and Impact crater. His Astrobiology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Terrestrial planet and Habitability. His work carried out in the field of Ecology brings together such families of science as Proteobacteria, Extraterrestrial life and Ultraviolet.

His study in Planet is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Venus and Reflectivity. His Impact crater research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Paleontology, Hydrothermal circulation and Breccia. His Early Earth research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Atmosphere and Atmospheric sciences.

His most cited work include:

  • The Chicxulub Asteroid Impact and Mass Extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary (792 citations)
  • Ultraviolet radiation screening compounds (545 citations)
  • What makes a planet habitable (279 citations)

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

His primary areas of investigation include Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Ecology, Martian and Planet. Charles S. Cockell has researched Astrobiology in several fields, including Exoplanet, Terrestrial planet and Habitability. Charles S. Cockell frequently studies issues relating to Biosphere and Exoplanet.

Charles S. Cockell combines subjects such as Remote sensing, Space exploration and Earth science with his study of Mars Exploration Program. In his work, Desiccation is strongly intertwined with Microorganism, which is a subfield of Ecology. His Martian study frequently links to other fields, such as Polar.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Astrobiology (42.61%)
  • Mars Exploration Program (26.98%)
  • Ecology (14.78%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Astrobiology (42.61%)
  • Mars Exploration Program (26.98%)
  • Habitability (7.90%)

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

Charles S. Cockell focuses on Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Program, Habitability, Impact crater and Martian. Astrobiology is frequently linked to Exoplanet in his study. His Exoplanet research is classified as research in Planet.

His study on Mars Exploration Program also encompasses disciplines like

  • Earth science, which have a strong connection to Basalt,
  • International Space Station that connect with fields like Gravity. His work deals with themes such as Sedimentary rock, Geochemistry, Paleontology and Hydrothermal circulation, which intersect with Impact crater. His biological study focuses on Martian surface.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Review of Remotely Detectable Signs of Life. (182 citations)
  • Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction (63 citations)
  • Limits of Life and the Habitability of Mars : The ESA Space Experiment BIOMEX on the ISS (37 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Bacteria
  • World War II

Mars Exploration Program, Astrobiology, Habitability, Earth science and Impact crater are his primary areas of study. In the field of Mars Exploration Program, his study on Exploration of Mars overlaps with subjects such as Sample collection. His Astrobiology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of International Space Station, Extremophile and Planet.

Charles S. Cockell interconnects Space exposure, Galaxy formation and evolution, Internal heating and Aerogel in the investigation of issues within Habitability. His Earth science study combines topics in areas such as Extra-vehicular activity and Planetary protection. His Impact crater research includes elements of International Ocean Discovery Program, Paleogene, Paleontology, Cretaceous and Geochemistry.

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Top Publications

The Chicxulub Asteroid Impact and Mass Extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary

Peter Schulte;Laia Alegret;Ignacio Arenillas;José A. Arz.
Science (2010)

1081 Citations

Ultraviolet radiation screening compounds

Charles S. Cockell;John Knowland.
Biological Reviews (2007)

838 Citations

What makes a planet habitable

H. Lammer;J. H. Bredehöft;A. Coustenis;M. L. Khodachenko.
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review (2009)

425 Citations

Transient liquid water and water activity at Gale crater on Mars

F. Javier Martín-Torres;F. Javier Martín-Torres;María Paz Zorzano;Patricia Valentín-Serrano;Ari Matti Harri.
Nature Geoscience (2015)

304 Citations

The evolution of inorganic carbon concentrating mechanisms in photosynthesis

John A Raven;Charles S Cockell;Christina L De La Rocha.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (2008)

294 Citations

Emergence of a Habitable Planet

Kevin Zahnle;Nick Arndt;Charles S. Cockell;Alex Halliday.
Space Science Reviews (2007)

291 Citations

The ultraviolet environment of Mars: biological implications past, present, and future.

Charles S. Cockell;David C. Catling;Wanda L. Davis;Kelly Snook.
Icarus (2000)

288 Citations

Biological Effects of High Ultraviolet Radiation on Early Earth—a Theoretical Evaluation

Charles S. Cockell.
Journal of Theoretical Biology (1998)

212 Citations

Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Review of Remotely Detectable Signs of Life.

Edward W. Schwieterman;Nancy Y. Kiang;Nancy Y. Kiang;Mary N. Parenteau;Mary N. Parenteau;Chester E. Harman;Chester E. Harman;Chester E. Harman.
Astrobiology (2018)

210 Citations

Habitability: a review

C S Cockell;T Bush;C Bryce;S Direito.
Astrobiology (2016)

181 Citations

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