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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 136 Citations 94,871 337 World Ranking 13 National Ranking 4

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Awards & Achievements

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

2005 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1995 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1991 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1988 - 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
  • Statistics
  • Ecosystem

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Allometry, Metabolic theory of ecology, Ecology and Ecosystem. He interconnects Population density, Diversity and Extinction in the investigation of issues within Ecology. The concepts of his Allometry study are interwoven with issues in Basal metabolic rate, Natural selection, Reproduction, Statistical physics and Body size.

His work in the fields of Metabolic theory of ecology, such as Kleiber's law, overlaps with other areas such as Body Constitution. His Ecology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Environmental resource management and Introduced species. James H. Brown focuses mostly in the field of Population growth, narrowing it down to matters related to Resource and, in some cases, Biomass and Competition.

His most cited work include:

  • Toward a metabolic theory of ecology (4466 citations)
  • Toward a metabolic theory of ecology (4466 citations)
  • A general model for the origin of allometric scaling laws in biology (3465 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Allometry, Ecology, Ecosystem and Biodiversity. His study in Species diversity, Habitat, Metabolic theory of ecology, Species richness and Abundance are all subfields of Ecology. James H. Brown frequently studies issues relating to Global biodiversity and Species diversity.

He combines subjects such as Statistical physics, Biological system, Metabolic rate and Body size with his study of Allometry. His Ecology study incorporates themes from Biogeography and Macroecology. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Biomass and Population density.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (81.03%)
  • Allometry (25.22%)
  • Ecology (12.05%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2010-2021)?

  • Ecology (81.03%)
  • Ecology (12.05%)
  • Biodiversity (9.38%)

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

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ecology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Sustainability and Biomass. His research related to Metabolic theory of ecology, Macroecology, Predation, Allometry and Ecosystem might be considered part of Ecology. He works mostly in the field of Allometry, limiting it down to topics relating to Productivity and, in certain cases, Lactation, as a part of the same area of interest.

His Ecology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Ecological systems theory and Foraging. He focuses mostly in the field of Biodiversity, narrowing it down to matters related to Life history and, in some cases, Body size. The Biomass study combines topics in areas such as Offspring, Energy budget and Ectotherm.

Between 2010 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere (1155 citations)
  • Don't judge species on their origins (628 citations)
  • Why are there so many species in the tropics (334 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Statistics
  • Biodiversity

James H. Brown mainly focuses on Ecology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Biomass and Per capita. In most of his Ecology studies, his work intersects topics such as Diversity. His study in Biodiversity is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Range, Database, Taxon, Sampling and Invertebrate.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Scientific progress, Key, Environmental impact assessment and Introduced species in addition to Ecology. His Biomass research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Ontogeny, Energy budget and Ectotherm. His Per capita research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Population growth, Natural resource economics, Prosperity and Human systems engineering.

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Top Publications

Toward a metabolic theory of ecology

James H. Brown;James H. Brown;James F. Gillooly;Andrew P. Allen;Van M. Savage;Van M. Savage.
Ecology (2004)

5426 Citations

A general model for the origin of allometric scaling laws in biology

Geoffrey B. West;James H. Brown;James H. Brown;Brian J. Enquist;Brian J. Enquist.
Science (1997)

4617 Citations

The effect of digoxin on mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure

G Perry;E Brown;R Thornton;T Shiva.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1997)

3238 Citations

On the Relationship between Abundance and Distribution of Species

James H. Brown.
The American Naturalist (1984)

3144 Citations

Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate

James F. Gillooly;James H. Brown;James H. Brown;Geoffrey B. West;Geoffrey B. West;Van M. Savage;Van M. Savage.
Science (2001)

2916 Citations

Turnover Rates in Insular Biogeography: Effect of Immigration on Extinction

James H. Brown;Astrid Kodric-Brown.
Ecology (1977)

2729 Citations

Microbial biogeography : putting microorganisms on the map

Jennifer B.Hughes Martiny;Brendan J.M. Bohannan;James H. Brown;Robert K. Colwell.
Nature Reviews Microbiology (2006)

2257 Citations

The Report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management

Norman L. Christensen;Ann M. Bartuska;James H. Brown;Stephen Carpenter.
Ecological Applications (1996)

2161 Citations

Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere

Anthony D. Barnosky;Elizabeth A. Hadly;Jordi Bascompte;Eric L. Berlow.
Nature (2012)

1760 Citations

The Fourth Dimension of Life: Fractal Geometry and Allometric Scaling of Organisms

Geoffrey B. West;Geoffrey B. West;James H. Brown;James H. Brown;Brian J. Enquist;Brian J. Enquist.
Science (1999)

1675 Citations

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