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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 100 Citations 60,843 218 World Ranking 80 National Ranking 8

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Awards & Achievements

2020 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

2017 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2009 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Statistics

Mark Westoby mainly focuses on Ecology, Botany, Vegetation, Specific leaf area and Agronomy. His research is interdisciplinary, bridging the disciplines of Biological dispersal and Ecology. In his study, Growth rate and Water-use efficiency is strongly linked to Horticulture, which falls under the umbrella field of Botany.

The Vegetation study combines topics in areas such as Statistics, Plant growth and Functional ecology. His studies in Specific leaf area integrate themes in fields like Perennial plant, Quadrant and Forest ecology. In the field of Agronomy, his study on Seedling overlaps with subjects such as Production.

His most cited work include:

  • The worldwide leaf economics spectrum (4498 citations)
  • Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits. (2633 citations)
  • Plant Ecological Strategies: Some Leading Dimensions of Variation Between Species (1884 citations)

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

His main research concerns Ecology, Botany, Agronomy, Vegetation and Range. His Ecology study frequently draws connections between related disciplines such as Biological dispersal. His Botany study frequently draws connections between adjacent fields such as Horticulture.

Mark Westoby studied Agronomy and Nutrient that intersect with Soil water. His Vegetation study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Leaf size and Specific leaf area. The various areas that Mark Westoby examines in his Seedling study include Relative growth rate and Germination.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (57.23%)
  • Botany (25.16%)
  • Agronomy (14.15%)

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

  • Ecology (57.23%)
  • Botany (25.16%)
  • Xylem (4.40%)

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

Mark Westoby mainly investigates Ecology, Botany, Xylem, Photosynthesis and Agronomy. His Ecology study is mostly concerned with Arid, Ecosystem, Competition, Range and Ecology. His Arid research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Climate change and Vegetation.

His work deals with themes such as Plant community, Specific leaf area and Niche, which intersect with Competition. His Xylem research includes themes of Hydraulic conductivity, Leaf size, Leaf water and Transpiration. The study of Photosynthesis is intertwined with the study of Nutrient in a number of ways.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought (1256 citations)
  • The global spectrum of plant form and function (972 citations)
  • Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments (805 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Statistics

Mark Westoby spends much of his time researching Ecology, Botany, Xylem, Photosynthesis and Arid. The concepts of his Ecology study are interwoven with issues in Leaf size and Specific leaf area. Mark Westoby has researched Botany in several fields, including Biological system and Ecosystem ecology.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Hydraulic conductivity, Range and Evolutionary ecology. Mark Westoby has included themes like Dry weight, Plane, Cell wall and Nutrient in his Photosynthesis study. His Arid research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Vegetation, Ecological succession, Seral community and Transpiration.

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Top Publications

The worldwide leaf economics spectrum

Ian J. Wright;Peter B. Reich;Mark Westoby;David D. Ackerly.
Nature (2004)

5806 Citations

Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits.

Brian J. McGill;Brian J. Enquist;Evan Weiher;Mark Westoby.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2006)

3405 Citations

Plant Ecological Strategies: Some Leading Dimensions of Variation Between Species

Mark Westoby;Daniel S. Falster;Angela T. Moles;Peter A. Vesk.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (2002)

2448 Citations

Opportunistic management for rangelands not at equilibrium.

Mark Westoby;Brian Walker;Imanuel Noy-Meir.
Journal of Range Management (1989)

2326 Citations

Bivariate line-fitting methods for allometry.

David I. Warton;Ian J. Wright;Daniel S. Falster;Mark Westoby.
Biological Reviews (2006)

1917 Citations

TRY - a global database of plant traits

J. Kattge;S. Díaz;S. Lavorel;I. C. Prentice.
Global Change Biology (2011)

1875 Citations

A leaf-height-seed (LHS) plant ecology strategy scheme

Mark Westoby.
Plant and Soil (1998)

1570 Citations

Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide

William K. Cornwell;Johannes H. C. Cornelissen;Kathryn Amatangelo;Ellen Dorrepaal.
Ecology Letters (2008)

1523 Citations

Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought

Brendan Choat;Steven Jansen;Tim J. Brodribb;Hervé Cochard;Hervé Cochard.
Nature (2012)

1483 Citations

The evolution of plant functional variation: traits, spectra, and strategies

Peter B Reich;I J Wright;J Cavender‐Bares;J M Craine.
International Journal of Plant Sciences (2003)

1142 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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