D-Index & Metrics Best Publications
Earth Science
South Africa
2022

D-Index & Metrics

Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 58 Citations 11,029 130 World Ranking 1024 National Ranking 4

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Earth Science in South Africa Leader Award

GSA Honorary Fellow Award, The Geological Society of America

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Paleontology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Sedimentary rock

Geochemistry, Archean, Paleontology, Greenstone belt and Gondwana are his primary areas of study. His studies in Geochemistry integrate themes in fields like Ophiolite and Waves and shallow water. He interconnects Craton, Plate tectonics, Bacteria, Basalt and Pillow lava in the investigation of issues within Archean.

His Craton research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Transtension, Subduction, Earth science and Terrane. His Greenstone belt research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Isotopes of oxygen, Hydrothermal circulation, Mafic and Volcanic rock. His Gondwana research incorporates elements of Shear zone and Mineralogy.

His most cited work include:

  • Formation of an Archaean continent (603 citations)
  • On Archean granites, greenstones, cratons and tectonics: does the evidence demand a verdict? (359 citations)
  • Fossil marginal basin in the southern Andes (352 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Geochemistry, Paleontology, Archean, Craton and Greenstone belt. His study looks at the intersection of Geochemistry and topics like Subduction with Seafloor spreading. Maarten J. de Wit has researched Archean in several fields, including Earth science, Plate tectonics, Basalt, Petrology and Precambrian.

In his study, Terrane, Continental margin and Back-arc basin is strongly linked to Continental crust, which falls under the umbrella field of Earth science. His work in Craton covers topics such as Lithosphere which are related to areas like Obduction. The study incorporates disciplines such as Volcanic rock, Lava, Ultramafic rock, Mafic and Pilbara Craton in addition to Greenstone belt.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (42.86%)
  • Paleontology (26.79%)
  • Archean (26.19%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2011-2021)?

  • Paleontology (26.79%)
  • Geochemistry (42.86%)
  • Structural basin (14.29%)

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

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Paleontology, Geochemistry, Structural basin, Gondwana and Archean. Maarten J. de Wit is interested in Pillow lava, which is a branch of Geochemistry. His Structural basin research includes elements of Cape, Fold and Resource.

His research integrates issues of Epeirogenic movement, Cretaceous, Total organic carbon, Chronostratigraphy and Supercontinent in his study of Gondwana. Greenstone belt is the focus of his Archean research. He combines subjects such as Crust and Paleoarchean with his study of Greenstone belt.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Four billion years of ophiolites reveal secular trends in oceanic crust formation (107 citations)
  • Strong rocks sustain ancient postorogenic topography in southern Africa (79 citations)
  • The Cameroon Line: Analysis of an intraplate magmatic province transecting both oceanic and continental lithospheres: Constraints, controversies and models (41 citations)

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

  • Paleontology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Sedimentary rock

Maarten J. de Wit mostly deals with Paleontology, Gondwana, Geochemistry, Precambrian and Structural basin. Many of his research projects under Paleontology are closely connected to Line with Line, tying the diverse disciplines of science together. His Gondwana study also includes

  • Supercontinent, which have a strong connection to Cretaceous,
  • Craton which intersects with area such as Petrology.

He has included themes like Geodynamics, Plate tectonics and Paleoarchean in his Geochemistry study. Many of his studies on Precambrian apply to Archean as well. Maarten J. de Wit studies Archean, namely Greenstone belt.

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Best Publications

Formation of an Archaean continent

Maarten J. de Wit;Cornel E. J. de Ronde;Marian Tredoux;Chris Roering.
Nature (1992)

795 Citations

On Archean granites, greenstones, cratons and tectonics: does the evidence demand a verdict?

Maarten J. de Wit.
Precambrian Research (1998)

552 Citations

Changes in surface water supply across Africa with predicted climate change.

Maarten de Wit;Jacek Stankiewicz.
Science (2006)

498 Citations

Fossil marginal basin in the southern Andes

Ian W. D. Dalziel;Maarten J. de Wit;Keith F. Palmer;Keith F. Palmer.
Nature (1974)

456 Citations

Age and tectonic evolution of Neoproterozoic ductile shear zones in the Southern Granulite Terrain of India, with implications for Gondwana studies

Joy Gopal Ghosh;Joy Gopal Ghosh;Maarten J. de Wit;R. E. Zartman.
Tectonics (2004)

369 Citations

Early Archean fossil bacteria and biofilms in hydrothermally-influenced sediments from the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa

Frances Westall;Maarten J de Wit;Jesse Dann;Sjerry van der Gaast.
Precambrian Research (2001)

369 Citations

Early Life Recorded in Archean Pillow Lavas

Harald Furnes;Neil R. Banerjee;Neil R. Banerjee;Karlis Muehlenbachs;Hubert Staudigel.
Science (2004)

364 Citations

Tectonic history of the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa: 490 million years of Archean crustal evolution

Cornel E. J. de Ronde;Maarten J. de Wit.
Tectonics (1994)

251 Citations

Making ends meet in Gondwana: retracing the transforms of the Indian Ocean and reconnecting continental shear zones

Colin Reeves;Maarten De Wit.
Terra Nova (2000)

248 Citations

A Vestige of Earth's Oldest Ophiolite

Harald Furnes;Maarten de Wit;Hubert Staudigel;Minik Rosing.
Science (2007)

245 Citations

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