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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 117 Citations 78,456 264 World Ranking 33 National Ranking 14

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Awards & Achievements

2014 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

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

2007 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Climate change

His main research concerns Ecology, Ecosystem, Soil water, Carbon cycle and Nitrogen cycle. The study incorporates disciplines such as Biomass, Atmospheric sciences and Temperate climate in addition to Ecosystem. His study focuses on the intersection of Atmospheric sciences and fields such as Hydrology with connections in the field of Land use.

Jerry M. Melillo has included themes like Environmental chemistry and Water content in his Soil water study. His work carried out in the field of Carbon cycle brings together such families of science as Earth science, Soil respiration, Respiration, Global change and Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. His Nitrogen cycle research includes elements of Forest ecology, Nitrification and Biogeochemical cycle.

His most cited work include:

  • Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems (6960 citations)
  • Nitrogen and Lignin Control of Hardwood Leaf Litter Decomposition Dynamics (2245 citations)
  • Nitrogen saturation in northern forest ecosystems (2035 citations)

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

Jerry M. Melillo mainly focuses on Ecology, Ecosystem, Climate change, Atmospheric sciences and Soil water. The Ecology study combines topics in areas such as Nitrogen cycle and Agronomy. His research in Ecosystem intersects with topics in Carbon sequestration and Biogeochemical cycle.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Climatology, Environmental resource management and Greenhouse gas. He has researched Atmospheric sciences in several fields, including Methane, Atmosphere, Temperate climate and Biogeochemistry. In his study, Mineralization is strongly linked to Nitrification, which falls under the umbrella field of Soil water.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (25.74%)
  • Ecosystem (24.37%)
  • Climate change (21.18%)

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

  • Climate change (21.18%)
  • Soil carbon (9.11%)
  • Ecology (25.74%)

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

His main research concerns Climate change, Soil carbon, Ecology, Ecosystem and Environmental planning. His Climate change research incorporates elements of Agroforestry, Growing season, Environmental resource management, Phenology and Carbon sequestration. Jerry M. Melillo interconnects Soil organic matter, Atmospheric sciences, Carbon cycle, Soil warming and Community structure in the investigation of issues within Soil carbon.

His Carbon cycle study which covers Global warming that intersects with Biosphere. His Ecosystem study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Organic matter, Biogeochemical cycle, Wetland and Biogeochemistry. His research integrates issues of Temperate forest and Cycling in his study of Soil water.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (1014 citations)
  • The terrestrial biosphere as a net source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere (225 citations)
  • Long-term pattern and magnitude of soil carbon feedback to the climate system in a warming world (208 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Climate change

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Climate change, Soil carbon, Soil organic matter, Ecology and Carbon cycle. His Climate change research includes themes of Climatology, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Growing season, Permafrost and Environmental resource management. His studies deal with areas such as Lignin and Botany as well as Ecology.

His Carbon cycle study is related to the wider topic of Ecosystem. His Ecosystem research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Soil water and Soil microbiology. His study looks at the intersection of Global warming and topics like Atmospheric sciences with Soil warming.

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Top Publications

Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems

Peter M. Vitousek;Harold A. Mooney;Jane Lubchenco;Jerry M. Melillo.
Science (1997)

11187 Citations

Nitrogen and Lignin Control of Hardwood Leaf Litter Decomposition Dynamics

Jerry M. Melillo;John D. Aber;John F. Muratore.
Ecology (1982)

2982 Citations

Nitrogen saturation in northern forest ecosystems

John D. Aber;Knute J. Nadelhoffer;Paul Steudler;Jerry M. Melillo.
BioScience (1989)

2908 Citations

Global climate change and terrestrial net primary production

Jerry M. Melillo;A. David McGuire;David W. Kicklighter;Berrien I.I.I. Moore.
Nature (1993)

2385 Citations

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

T. R. Karl;J. M. Melillo;T. C. Peterson.

2335 Citations

Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Jerry M. Melillo;Terese Richmond;Gary W. Yohe.

1670 Citations

Recent patterns and mechanisms of carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems

D. S. Schimel;J. I. House;K. A. Hibbard;P. Bousquet.
Nature (2001)

1633 Citations

Soil Warming and Carbon-Cycle Feedbacks to the Climate System

J. M. Melillo;P. A. Steudler;J. D. Aber;K. Newkirk.
Science (2002)

1335 Citations

The Sustainable Biosphere Initiative: An Ecological Research Agenda: A Report from the Ecological Society of America

Jane Lubchenco;Annette M. Olson;Linda B. Brubaker;Stephen R. Carpenter.
Ecology (1991)

1171 Citations

Changes in the Carbon Content of Terrestrial Biota and Soils between 1860 and 1980: A Net Release of CO"2 to the Atmosphere

R. A. Houghton;J. E. Hobbie;J. M. Melillo;B. Moore.
Ecological Monographs (1983)

1167 Citations

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