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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 118 Citations 40,211 318 World Ranking 32 National Ranking 13

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Awards & Achievements

2014 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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

1993 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Endocrinology

John C. Wingfield mainly investigates Endocrinology, Internal medicine, Ecology, Corticosterone and Hormone. His Endocrinology research integrates issues from Seasonal breeder and Sparrow. His Internal medicine study incorporates themes from Zonotrichia leucophrys and Songbird.

As a part of the same scientific study, John C. Wingfield usually deals with the Ecology, concentrating on Zoology and frequently concerns with Plasma corticosterone. His Corticosterone research focuses on subjects like Kittiwake, which are linked to Rissa tridactyla and Fight-or-flight response. John C. Wingfield has included themes like Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii and Testosterone in his Hormone study.

His most cited work include:

  • The concept of allostasis in biology and biomedicine. (2124 citations)
  • The "Challenge Hypothesis": Theoretical Implications for Patterns of Testosterone Secretion, Mating Systems, and Breeding Strategies (1834 citations)

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

His primary areas of investigation include Endocrinology, Internal medicine, Ecology, Zoology and Corticosterone. His Endocrinology study often links to related topics such as Seasonal breeder. His study in Seasonal breeder is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Territoriality and Courtship.

His Internal medicine study combines topics in areas such as Zonotrichia leucophrys and Incubation. In his study, Challenge hypothesis is inextricably linked to Testosterone, which falls within the broad field of Zoology. His work carried out in the field of Corticosterone brings together such families of science as Captivity, Brood, Fight-or-flight response and Glucocorticoid.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Endocrinology (48.86%)
  • Internal medicine (48.86%)
  • Ecology (35.20%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2014-2021)?

  • Ecology (35.20%)
  • Zoology (33.63%)
  • Corticosterone (27.50%)

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

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Zoology, Corticosterone, Internal medicine and Endocrinology. His studies in Zoology integrate themes in fields like Reproduction, Paternal care and Reproductive success. John C. Wingfield has researched Paternal care in several fields, including Developmental psychology, Sparrow, Fight-or-flight response and Testosterone.

His study on Corticosterone also encompasses disciplines like

  • Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and Body condition most often made with reference to Glucocorticoid,
  • Prolactin that connect with fields like Stressor. His Internal medicine research includes themes of Aggression and White. Endocrinology connects with themes related to photoperiodism in his study.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • A supergene determines highly divergent male reproductive morphs in the ruff (254 citations)
  • The relationship of telomere length to baseline corticosterone levels in nestlings of an altricial passerine bird in natural populations (109 citations)
  • Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope (96 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Endocrinology

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Corticosterone, Endocrinology, Internal medicine and Arctic. His Corticosterone research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Zoology, Mineralocorticoid, Basal, Hypothalamus and Allostasis. The various areas that John C. Wingfield examines in his Endocrinology study include photoperiodism and Mineralocorticoid receptor.

His research brings together the fields of Polychlorinated biphenyl and Internal medicine. His work in Arctic covers topics such as Vegetation which are related to areas like Riparian zone and Canopy. The concepts of his Hormone study are interwoven with issues in Stressor, Thyroid and Seabird.

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Top Publications

The concept of allostasis in biology and biomedicine.

Bruce S McEwen;John C Wingfield.
Hormones and Behavior (2003)

3220 Citations

The "Challenge Hypothesis": Theoretical Implications for Patterns of Testosterone Secretion, Mating Systems, and Breeding Strategies

John C. Wingfield;Robert E. Hegner;Alfred M. Dufty;Gregory F. Ball.
The American Naturalist (1990)

2250 Citations


John C. Wingfield;Donna L. Maney;Creagh W. Breuner;Jerry D. Jacobs.
Integrative and Comparative Biology (1998)

1286 Citations

The Darwinian concept of stress: benefits of allostasis and costs of allostatic load and the trade-offs in health and disease

S. Mechiel Korte;Jaap M. Koolhaas;John C. Wingfield;Bruce S. McEwen.
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (2005)

1235 Citations

Reproduction and resistance to stress: When and how

J. C. Wingfield;R. M. Sapolsky.
Journal of Neuroendocrinology (2003)

1088 Citations

Do baseline glucocorticoids predict fitness

Frances Bonier;Frances Bonier;Paul R. Martin;Ignacio T. Moore;John C. Wingfield.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2009)

891 Citations

Actions of glucocorticoids at a seasonal baseline as compared to stress-related levels in the regulation of periodic life processes.

Mėta M. Landys;Marilyn Ramenofsky;John C. Wingfield.
General and Comparative Endocrinology (2006)

760 Citations

Seasonal changes of the adrenocortical response to stress in birds of the Sonoran Desert.

John C. Wingfield;Carol M. Vleck;Michael C. Moore.
Journal of Experimental Zoology (1992)

735 Citations

The determination of five steroids in avian plasma by radioimmunoassay and competitive protein-binding

J.C. Wingfield;Donald S. Farner.
Steroids (1975)

686 Citations

Allostasis and Allostatic Load

B.S. McEwen;J.C. Wingfield.
Encyclopedia of Stress (Second Edition) (2007)

570 Citations

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