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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 108 Citations 58,549 270 World Ranking 55 National Ranking 25

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Awards & Achievements

2019 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute

2016 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

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

2001 - US President's National Medal of Science "For his discovery of acid rain in North America and his sustained leadership in developing the fields of ecology and ecosystem science.", Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on June 12, 2002.

1981 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1979 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1972 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1965 - 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
  • Carbon dioxide

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Ecosystem, Environmental chemistry, Experimental forest and Hydrology. His Ecosystem research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Vegetation types, Agroforestry, Biodiversity and Nitrogen cycle. His research investigates the connection with Nitrogen cycle and areas like Marine ecosystem which intersect with concerns in Greenhouse gas.

His research investigates the link between Environmental chemistry and topics such as Acid rain that cross with problems in Nitric acid and Sulfuric acid. In Experimental forest, Gene E. Likens works on issues like Discharge, which are connected to Surface water. His Hydrology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Throughfall, Soil water and Deposition.

His most cited work include:

  • Controlling Eutrophication: Nitrogen and Phosphorus (2107 citations)
  • Pattern and Process in a Forested Ecosystem (1618 citations)

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

His primary areas of investigation include Ecology, Ecosystem, Hydrology, Environmental chemistry and Experimental forest. Ecology is closely attributed to Nitrogen cycle in his research. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Ecosystem, Ecosystem management and Environmental monitoring is strongly linked to Environmental resource management.

His Hydrology study combines topics in areas such as Nitrate, Biogeochemical cycle and Precipitation. His study looks at the relationship between Environmental chemistry and topics such as Acid rain, which overlap with Pollution. He interconnects Nutrient cycle and Soil water in the investigation of issues within Experimental forest.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (42.42%)
  • Ecosystem (30.52%)
  • Hydrology (26.87%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2009-2021)?

  • Ecology (42.42%)
  • Ecosystem (30.52%)
  • Hydrology (26.87%)

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

Gene E. Likens mainly focuses on Ecology, Ecosystem, Hydrology, Experimental forest and Watershed. Ecology and Environmental resource management are frequently intertwined in his study. His research in Environmental resource management tackles topics such as Biodiversity which are related to areas like Environmental change.

His Ecosystem research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Woodland, Nitrogen cycle and Precipitation. His Hydrology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Nitrate and Biogeochemical cycle. His studies deal with areas such as Environmental chemistry, Deposition, Acid rain, Soil water and Weathering as well as Watershed.

Between 2009 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Mountaintop mining consequences (413 citations)
  • Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States (382 citations)
  • The science and application of ecological monitoring (371 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Gene E. Likens spends much of his time researching Ecology, Ecosystem, Environmental resource management, Environmental monitoring and Hydrology. His study brings together the fields of Nitrogen cycle and Ecology. Gene E. Likens has included themes like Environmental change, Climate change, Growing season and Wildlife in his Ecosystem study.

His Environmental resource management research includes elements of Resource, Risk analysis and Ecosystem management. His work carried out in the field of Environmental monitoring brings together such families of science as Tropospheric ozone, Particulates, Pollutant and Air quality index. His work deals with themes such as Soil science, Spatial heterogeneity, Biogeochemical cycle and Biogeochemistry, which intersect with Hydrology.

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Top Publications


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

6927 Citations

Pattern and process in a forested ecosystem.

F. H. Bormann;G. E. Likens.
Pattern and process in a forested ecosystem. (1979)

3227 Citations

Controlling Eutrophication: Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Daniel J. Conley;Hans W. Paerl;Robert W. Howarth;Donald F. Boesch.
Science (2009)

2695 Citations

Biogeochemistry of a Forested Ecosystem

E Gene Likens.

2480 Citations

Energy Flow in Bear Brook, New Hampshire: An Integrative Approach to Stream Ecosystem Metabolism

Stuart G. Fisher;Gene E. Likens.
Ecological Monographs (1973)

1896 Citations

Effects of Forest Cutting and Herbicide Treatment on Nutrient Budgets in the Hubbard Brook Watershed-Ecosystem

Gene E. Likens;F. Herbert Bormann;Noye M. Johnson;D. W. Fisher.
Ecological Monographs (1970)

1539 Citations

Biogeochemistry of a forested ecosystem.

G. E. Likens;F. H. Bormann.
Biogeochemistry of a forested ecosystem. (1995)

1240 Citations

Acidic Deposition in the Northeastern United States: Sources and Inputs, Ecosystem Effects, and Management Strategies

Charles T. Driscoll;Gregory B. Lawrence;Arthur J. Bulger;Thomas J. Butler.
BioScience (2001)

1215 Citations

The composition of precipitation in remote areas of the world

James N. Galloway;Gene E. Likens;William C. Keene;John M. Miller.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1982)

887 Citations


Robert E. Bilby;Gene E. Likens.
Ecology (1980)

879 Citations

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