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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 122 Citations 67,673 380 World Ranking 24 National Ranking 1
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 108 Citations 54,994 328 World Ranking 467 National Ranking 14

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Awards & Achievements

2010 - 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
  • Agriculture
  • Ecosystem

His primary areas of investigation include Soil water, Soil organic matter, Soil science, Organic matter and Soil carbon. His No-till farming study, which is part of a larger body of work in Soil water, is frequently linked to Silt, bridging the gap between disciplines. His work deals with themes such as Agronomy, Soil test, Soil structure, Mineralogy and Environmental chemistry, which intersect with Soil organic matter.

His work is dedicated to discovering how Soil science, Clay minerals are connected with Spatial ecology and other disciplines. His study in Organic matter is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Soil biodiversity, Decomposition, Field capacity and Animal science. His Soil carbon course of study focuses on Soil horizon and Oxisol.

His most cited work include:

  • Stabilization mechanisms of soil organic matter: Implications for C-saturation of soils (2503 citations)
  • A history of research on the link between (micro)aggregates, soil biota, and soil organic matter dynamics (2109 citations)
  • A history of research on the link between (micro)aggregates, soil biota, and soil organic matter dynamics (2109 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Agronomy, Soil water, Soil organic matter, Soil carbon and Organic matter. Johan Six has researched Agronomy in several fields, including Soil structure and No-till farming, Soil fertility. While the research belongs to areas of Soil water, he spends his time largely on the problem of Environmental chemistry, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Denitrification.

His research in Soil organic matter intersects with topics in Soil biology, Fractionation, Ecosystem, Soil management and Animal science. Johan Six combines subjects such as Total organic carbon, Soil biodiversity, Carbon sequestration, Hydrology and Saturation with his study of Soil carbon. His Tillage research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Cover crop, Irrigation and Greenhouse gas.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Agronomy (43.25%)
  • Soil water (41.40%)
  • Soil organic matter (33.64%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Agronomy (43.25%)
  • Soil water (41.40%)
  • Soil carbon (29.02%)

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

Johan Six spends much of his time researching Agronomy, Soil water, Soil carbon, Environmental chemistry and Agroforestry. In his work, Soil retrogression and degradation and Crop is strongly intertwined with Soil fertility, which is a subfield of Agronomy. Soil water is a subfield of Soil science that Johan Six tackles.

Within one scientific family, Johan Six focuses on topics pertaining to Organic matter under Soil carbon, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Soil organic matter. His Agroforestry research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Cropping, Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture and Production. His work carried out in the field of Tillage brings together such families of science as Cover crop, Crop rotation and Organic farming.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Aligning agriculture and climate policy (105 citations)
  • Soil carbon storage informed by particulate and mineral-associated organic matter (87 citations)
  • Isolating organic carbon fractions with varying turnover rates in temperate agricultural soils – A comprehensive method comparison (79 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Ecosystem

Johan Six mainly investigates Agronomy, Soil carbon, Soil water, Environmental chemistry and Agroforestry. The concepts of his Agronomy study are interwoven with issues in Phosphorus and Soil fertility. His Soil carbon study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Carbon sequestration, Nutrient, Biogeochemistry and Soil structure.

Johan Six interconnects Soil organic matter and Total organic carbon in the investigation of issues within Carbon sequestration. His study looks at the relationship between Soil organic matter and fields such as Topsoil, as well as how they intersect with chemical problems. Johan Six integrates many fields in his works, including Soil water and Silt.

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Top Publications

Stabilization mechanisms of soil organic matter: Implications for C-saturation of soils

J. Six;R. T. Conant;E. A. Paul;K. Paustian.
Plant and Soil (2002)

3266 Citations

A history of research on the link between (micro)aggregates, soil biota, and soil organic matter dynamics

Johan Six;H. Bossuyt;S. Degryze;K. Denef.
Soil & Tillage Research (2004)

2868 Citations

Soil macroaggregate turnover and microaggregate formation: a mechanism for C sequestration under no-tillage agriculture

J Six;E.T Elliott;K Paustian.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2000)

2342 Citations

Aggregation and soil organic matter accumulation in cultivated and native grassland soils

J. Six;E.T. Elliott;K. Paustian;J. W. Doran.
Soil Science Society of America Journal (1998)

1646 Citations

Soil structure and organic matter: I. Distribution of aggregate-size classes and aggregate-associated carbon.

J. Six;K. Paustian;E. T. Elliott;C. Combrink.
Soil Science Society of America Journal (2000)

1485 Citations

Aggregate and Soil Organic Matter Dynamics under Conventional and No-Tillage Systems

J. Six;E. T. Elliott;K. Paustian.
Soil Science Society of America Journal (1999)

1450 Citations

Bacterial and Fungal Contributions to Carbon Sequestration in Agroecosystems

J. Six;S. D. Frey;R. K. Thiet;K. M. Batten.
Soil Science Society of America Journal (2006)

1363 Citations

Soil organic matter, biota and aggregation in temperate and tropical soils - Effects of no-tillage

Johan Six;Johan Six;Christian Feller;Karolien Denef;Stephen M. Ogle.
Agronomie (2002)

1289 Citations

Management options for reducing CO2 emissions from agricultural soils

K. Paustian;J. Six;E.T. Elliott;H. W. Hunt.
Biogeochemistry (2000)

963 Citations

Efficiency of Fertilizer Nitrogen in Cereal Production: Retrospects and Prospects

Jagdish K. Ladha;Himanshu Pathak;Timothy J. Krupnik;J. Six.
Advances in Agronomy (2005)

942 Citations

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