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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 109 Citations 57,536 252 World Ranking 63 National Ranking 35

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Awards & Achievements

2010 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1980 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

Eric A. Davidson spends much of his time researching Soil water, Hydrology, Ecosystem, Ecology and Soil respiration. His Soil water research incorporates themes from Agronomy and Water content. His work carried out in the field of Hydrology brings together such families of science as Eddy covariance, Vegetation and Evergreen.

His research in Ecosystem focuses on subjects like Mineralization, which are connected to Loam. His work on Nitrogen cycle expands to the thematically related Ecology. The various areas that he examines in his Soil respiration study include Animal science and Q10.

His most cited work include:

  • Temperature sensitivity of soil carbon decomposition and feedbacks to climate change (3944 citations)
  • Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: a synthesis. (1565 citations)
  • Soil water content and temperature as independent or confounded factors controlling soil respiration in a temperate mixed hardwood forest (1550 citations)

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

His main research concerns Soil water, Ecology, Ecosystem, Hydrology and Water content. His Soil water study combines topics in areas such as Environmental chemistry and Agronomy. Ecology is closely attributed to Nitrogen cycle in his study.

His work investigates the relationship between Ecosystem and topics such as Atmospheric sciences that intersect with problems in Eddy covariance. He combines subjects such as Deforestation and Vegetation with his study of Hydrology. In his study, Agriculture is strongly linked to Greenhouse gas, which falls under the umbrella field of Climate change.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Soil water (32.65%)
  • Ecology (21.87%)
  • Ecosystem (18.37%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Soil water (32.65%)
  • Soil carbon (13.99%)
  • Agriculture (7.87%)

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

Eric A. Davidson mainly focuses on Soil water, Soil carbon, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Climate change. His Soil water research includes elements of Agronomy and Earth system science. Eric A. Davidson interconnects Decomposition, Land use, Soil organic matter, Carbon cycle and Environmental chemistry in the investigation of issues within Soil carbon.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Atmospheric sciences and Greenhouse gas in addition to Ecosystem. His studies deal with areas such as Deforestation, Nitrogen cycle and Biogeochemistry as well as Climate change. His work on Soil respiration as part of general Soil science study is frequently linked to Moisture, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of science.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Nitrogen Mineralization, Immobilization, and Nitrification (739 citations)
  • Managing nitrogen for sustainable development (643 citations)
  • Abrupt increases in Amazonian tree mortality due to drought-fire interactions. (359 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

His scientific interests lie mostly in Soil water, Agriculture, Greenhouse gas, Atmospheric sciences and Climate change. Specifically, his work in Soil water is concerned with the study of Soil carbon. His study explores the link between Atmospheric sciences and topics such as Hydrology that cross with problems in Soil texture.

His Climate change research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Biomass, Deforestation, Invasive species, Nitrogen cycle and Land management. Eric A. Davidson has included themes like Environmental chemistry, Ecology, Nitrification and Mineralization in his Nitrogen cycle study. His Soil organic matter research incorporates elements of Carbon cycle and Water content.

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Top Publications

Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Carbon Decomposition and Feedbacks to Climate Change

Eric A. Davidson;Ivan A. Janssens.
Nature (2006)

5051 Citations

Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: a synthesis.

R. Bobbink;K. Hicks;J. Galloway;T. Spranger.
Ecological Applications (2010)

2118 Citations

Microbiological basis of NO and N2O production and consumption in soil.

M. K. Firestone;E. A. Davidson.
Exchange of trace gases between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. (1989)

2031 Citations

The role of deep roots in the hydrological and carbon cycles of Amazonian forests and pastures

Daniel C. Nepstad;Claudio R. de Carvalho;Eric A. Davidson;Peter H. Jipp;Peter H. Jipp.
Nature (1994)

1398 Citations

Nitrogen Mineralization, Immobilization, and Nitrification

Stephen C. Hart;John M. Stark;Eric A. Davidson;Mary K. Firestone.
Methods of Soil Analysis: Part 2—Microbiological and Biochemical Properties (2018)

1264 Citations

On the variability of respiration in terrestrial ecosystems: moving beyond Q 10

Eric A. Davidson;Ivan A. Janssens;Yiqi Luo.
Global Change Biology (2006)

1212 Citations

Positive feedbacks in the fire dynamic of closed canopy tropical forests

Mark A. Cochrane;Ane Alencar;Mark D. Schulze;Carlos M. Souza.
Science (1999)

1098 Citations

Effects of soil water content on soil respiration in forests and cattle pastures of eastern Amazonia

Eric A. Davidson;Louis V. Verchot;Ilse L. Ackerman.
Biogeochemistry (2000)

1066 Citations

Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward

Richard T. Conant;Richard T. Conant;Michael G. Ryan;Göran I. Ågren;Hannah E. Birge.
Global Change Biology (2011)

967 Citations

The Amazon basin in transition

Eric A. Davidson;Alessandro C. de Araújo;Alessandro C. de Araújo;Paulo Artaxo;Jennifer K. Balch;Jennifer K. Balch.
Nature (2012)

938 Citations

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