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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 105 Citations 49,283 251 World Ranking 76 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2011 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2010 - Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal, European Geosciences Union

2007 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2007 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Oxygen
  • Ecology
  • Carbon dioxide

Donald E. Canfield mostly deals with Environmental chemistry, Sulfate, Mineralogy, Anoxic waters and Sediment. His Environmental chemistry research includes elements of Ecology, Archean, Oxygen, Bioturbation and Anaerobic respiration. His research integrates issues of Inorganic chemistry, Seawater, Sulfur and Isotope fractionation in his study of Sulfate.

The Mineralogy study combines topics in areas such as Chromium, Sulfate sulfur and Routine analysis. To a larger extent, Donald E. Canfield studies Oceanography with the aim of understanding Anoxic waters. His Sediment course of study focuses on Total organic carbon and Carbon, Sedimentation and Manganese.

His most cited work include:

  • The Global Carbon Cycle: A Test of Our Knowledge of Earth as a System (1352 citations)
  • The evolution and future of earth's nitrogen cycle (1172 citations)
  • The use of chromium reduction in the analysis of reduced inorganic sulfur in sediments and shales (1000 citations)

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

Donald E. Canfield mainly investigates Environmental chemistry, Sulfate, Geochemistry, Anoxic waters and Oxygen. His Environmental chemistry research incorporates themes from Ecology, Water column, Organic matter, Sediment and Mineralogy. Carbon and Sedimentation is closely connected to Total organic carbon in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Organic matter.

His studies in Sulfate integrate themes in fields like Inorganic chemistry, Sulfide, Isotope fractionation and Sulfur. His Anoxic waters study also includes fields such as

  • Denitrification which connect with Nitrogen cycle,
  • Biogeochemical cycle which connect with Biogeochemistry. His Atmospheric oxygen study in the realm of Oxygen connects with subjects such as Oxygen evolution.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Environmental chemistry (35.71%)
  • Sulfate (20.00%)
  • Geochemistry (17.43%)

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

  • Oxygen (16.57%)
  • Environmental chemistry (35.71%)
  • Geochemistry (17.43%)

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

His primary areas of study are Oxygen, Environmental chemistry, Geochemistry, Sedimentary rock and Earth science. His Oxygen research incorporates elements of Seawater, Sulfide and Microbial population biology. His work carried out in the field of Environmental chemistry brings together such families of science as Organic matter, Sulfur, Water column, Oxygen minimum zone and Sulfate.

He interconnects Pyrite and Anoxic waters in the investigation of issues within Water column. His research in Sedimentary rock focuses on subjects like Sediment, which are connected to Trace metal. His research in Earth science intersects with topics in Precambrian, Biogeochemical cycle and Isotopes of carbon.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The iron paleoredox proxies: A guide to the pitfalls, problems and proper practice (75 citations)
  • Highly fractionated chromium isotopes in Mesoproterozoic-aged shales and atmospheric oxygen. (56 citations)
  • Highly fractionated chromium isotopes in Mesoproterozoic-aged shales and atmospheric oxygen. (56 citations)

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

  • Oxygen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Ecology

Donald E. Canfield focuses on Sedimentary rock, Geochemistry, Atmospheric oxygen, Oxygen and Earth science. Donald E. Canfield has included themes like Precambrian, Carbon cycle and Bioturbation in his Sedimentary rock study. His studies deal with areas such as Sediment and Anoxic waters as well as Geochemistry.

His work in Anoxic waters covers topics such as Phosphorus which are related to areas like Pyrite and Environmental chemistry. The Oxygen study combines topics in areas such as Sulfide minerals, Sulfide, Molybdenite, Analytical chemistry and Aqueous solution. His Earth science study incorporates themes from Sedimentary depositional environment, Ecosystem, Biogeochemical cycle and Extinction event.

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Top Publications

The Global Carbon Cycle: A Test of Our Knowledge of Earth as a System

P. Falkowski;R. J. Scholes;E. Boyle;J. Canadell.
Science (2000)

2130 Citations

The Evolution and Future of Earth's Nitrogen Cycle

Donald Eugene Canfield;Alexander N. Glazer;Paul G. Falkowski.
Science (2010)

1521 Citations

The use of chromium reduction in the analysis of reduced inorganic sulfur in sediments and shales

Donald E. Canfield;Robert Raiswell;Joseph T. Westrich;Christopher M. Reaves.
Chemical Geology (1986)

1220 Citations

Late Proterozoic rise in atmospheric oxygen concentration inferred from phylogenetic and sulphur-isotope studies.

Donald E. Canfield;Andreas Teske;Andreas Teske.
Nature (1996)

891 Citations

Late-Neoproterozoic deep-ocean oxygenation and the rise of animal life.

Donald Eugene Canfield;Simon W. Poulton;Guy M. Narbonne.
Science (2007)

850 Citations

The reactivity of sedimentary iron minerals toward sulfide

Donald E. Canfield;Robert Raiswell;Simon H. Bottrell.
American Journal of Science (1992)

843 Citations

Development of a sequential extraction procedure for iron: implications for iron partitioning in continentally derived particulates

Simon W. Poulton;Donald Eugene Canfield.
Chemical Geology (2005)

838 Citations

Pathways of organic carbon oxidation in three continental margin sediments

Donald Eugene Canfield;Bo Barker Jørgensen;Henrik Fossing;Ronnie N. Glud.
Marine Geology (1993)

792 Citations

N2 production by the anammox reaction in the anoxic water column of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica.

Tage Dalsgaard;Donald Eugene Canfield;J Petersen;B. Thamdrup.
Nature (2003)

769 Citations

A new model for atmospheric oxygen over Phanerozoic time.

Robert A. Berner;Donald E. Canfield.
American Journal of Science (1989)

734 Citations

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