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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 163 Citations 198,933 330 World Ranking 2 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2017 - Fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom

2014 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

2014 - International Balzan Prize

2014 - Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology, Generalitat de Catalunya

2012 - Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)

2002 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1989 - William S. Cooper Award, The Ecological Society of America Plant strategies and the dynamics and structure of plant communities . Princeton University Press, 1988

1985 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Ecology, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Species richness and Natural resource economics are his primary areas of study. His works in Plant community, Species diversity, Competition, Interspecific competition and Habitat are all subjects of inquiry into Ecology. The study incorporates disciplines such as Agroforestry, Marine ecosystem, Grassland and Ecosystem services in addition to Biodiversity.

His studies in Ecosystem integrate themes in fields like Productivity, Biomass, Nitrogen cycle and Environmental resource management. In his study, Invasive species, Priority effect, Ecological niche and Guild is strongly linked to Introduced species, which falls under the umbrella field of Species richness. His work deals with themes such as Agriculture, Sustainability, Food systems and Goods and services, which intersect with Natural resource economics.

His most cited work include:

  • Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices (4720 citations)
  • Resource competition and community structure (4714 citations)

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

David Tilman mainly focuses on Ecology, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Species richness and Plant community. His study in Biomass, Species diversity, Competition, Grassland and Abundance is carried out as part of his studies in Ecology. The study incorporates disciplines such as Resource and Interspecific competition in addition to Competition.

David Tilman combines subjects such as Productivity, Agroforestry, Environmental resource management and Ecosystem services with his study of Biodiversity. His work carried out in the field of Ecosystem brings together such families of science as Environmental change, Nutrient and Global change. David Tilman regularly links together related areas like Ecology in his Plant community studies.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (73.82%)
  • Biodiversity (43.14%)
  • Ecosystem (36.41%)

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

  • Ecology (73.82%)
  • Biodiversity (43.14%)
  • Ecosystem (36.41%)

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

David Tilman mostly deals with Ecology, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Agriculture and Grassland. Species richness, Plant community, Abundance, Abiotic component and Environmental change are the primary areas of interest in his Ecology study. In his work, Productivity is strongly intertwined with Biomass, which is a subfield of Species richness.

His Biodiversity research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Agroforestry, Monoculture, Extinction, Species diversity and Terrestrial ecosystem. His work on Ecosystem services is typically connected to Phylogenetic diversity and Diversity as part of general Ecosystem study, connecting several disciplines of science. The Agriculture study combines topics in areas such as Soil carbon, Natural resource economics, Pollution, Greenhouse gas and Productivity.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems (1551 citations)
  • Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems (1551 citations)
  • Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits (604 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ecology, Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Food systems and Natural resource economics. His work in the fields of Ecology, such as Abundance, overlaps with other areas such as Geographic area. His Ecosystem research includes themes of Metacommunity, Species richness and Global change.

His Biodiversity study combines topics in areas such as Agroforestry and Grassland. He has included themes like Climate change and Sustainable development in his Food systems study. His study in Natural resource economics is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Developing country, Extinction, Food security and Environmental resource management.

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Top Publications

Resource competition and community structure

David Tilman.

7326 Citations

Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices

David Tilman;Kenneth G. Cassman;Pamela A. Matson;Pamela A. Matson;Rosamond L. Naylor.
Nature (2002)

6939 Citations


Peter M. Vitousek;John D. Aber;Robert W. Howarth;Gene E. Likens.
Ecological Applications (1997)

6927 Citations

Solutions for a cultivated planet

Jonathan A. Foley;Navin Ramankutty;Kate A. Brauman;Emily S. Cassidy.
Nature (2011)

4995 Citations

Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity

Bradley J. Cardinale;J. Emmett Duffy;Andrew Gonzalez;David U. Hooper.
Nature (2012)

4669 Citations

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges

M. Loreau;S. Naeem;P. Inchausti;J. Bengtsson.
Science (2001)

4648 Citations

Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt

Joseph Fargione;Jason Hill;David Tilman;Stephen Polasky.
Science (2008)

4584 Citations

Global food demand and the sustainable intensification of agriculture

David Tilman;Christian Balzer;Jason Hill;Belinda L. Befort.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2011)

4121 Citations

Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change

David Tilman;Joseph Fargione;Brian Wolff;Carla D'Antonio.
Science (2001)

3995 Citations

The metacommunity concept: a framework for multi-scale community ecology

M. A. Leibold;M. Holyoak;N. Mouquet;N. Mouquet;P. Amarasekare.
Ecology Letters (2004)

3855 Citations

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