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Mercedes M. C. Bustamante

Mercedes M. C. Bustamante

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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 53 Citations 13,157 105 World Ranking 1500 National Ranking 14

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Awards & Achievements

2019 - Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences

Overview

What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Mercedes M. C. Bustamante mostly deals with Ecology, Ecosystem, Ecosystem services, Agronomy and Land use. Her Ecosystem study combines topics in areas such as Nutrient and Nitrogen cycle. Her Nitrogen cycle research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Subtropics, Isotopes of nitrogen, Terrestrial ecosystem and Temperate climate.

In her study, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Natural capital, Sustainable development and Environmental resource management is strongly linked to Land management, which falls under the umbrella field of Ecosystem services. Her Agronomy research incorporates themes from Botany, Evergreen and Soil water. Her research integrates issues of Agriculture, Deforestation, Agroforestry and Greenhouse gas in her study of Land use.

Her most cited work include:

  • Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: a synthesis. (1565 citations)
  • The Amazon basin in transition (676 citations)
  • Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability (572 citations)

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

Her primary scientific interests are in Agronomy, Ecology, Vegetation, Biome and Ecosystem. Her Agronomy study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Soil carbon, Soil water, Oxisol and Dry season. Her work on Species richness, Abundance, Woody plant and Primary production as part of general Ecology study is frequently connected to Acidobacteria, therefore bridging the gap between diverse disciplines of science and establishing a new relationship between them.

Her Biome study also includes

  • Biodiversity, which have a strong connection to Environmental resource management,
  • Spatial ecology which intersects with area such as Carbon cycle. Mercedes M. C. Bustamante has included themes like Biogeochemical cycle, Deforestation, Nutrient and Nitrogen cycle in her Ecosystem study. Her work deals with themes such as Global warming and Water cycle, which intersect with Deforestation.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Agronomy (20.86%)
  • Ecology (20.25%)
  • Vegetation (18.40%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Biome (17.79%)
  • Vegetation (18.40%)
  • Biodiversity (12.27%)

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

Mercedes M. C. Bustamante spends much of her time researching Biome, Vegetation, Biodiversity, Atmospheric sciences and Forestry. Her biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Biomass, Ecosystem and Greenhouse gas. By researching both Ecosystem and Ecological psychology, Mercedes M. C. Bustamante produces research that crosses academic boundaries.

Her Biodiversity research includes themes of Protected area and Ecosystem services. Her Atmospheric sciences study also includes

  • Seasonality which intersects with area such as Gallery forest, Canopy and Wet season,
  • Vegetation type that intertwine with fields like Soil functions, Pasture, Soil water and Restoration ecology. Her Forestry research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Woody plant, Food security and Land use.

Between 2018 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • Why Brazil needs its Legal Reserves (38 citations)
  • Fire, fragmentation, and windstorms: A recipe for tropical forest degradation (34 citations)
  • Cerrado ecoregions: A spatial framework to assess and prioritize Brazilian savanna environmental diversity for conservation (33 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Ecosystem services, Biome, Vegetation, Vegetation type and Environmental planning are her primary areas of study. Her Ecosystem services research incorporates elements of Biodiversity and Sustainability. Her studies examine the connections between Biodiversity and genetics, as well as such issues in Land use, land-use change and forestry, with regards to Agroforestry.

As a member of one scientific family, Mercedes M. C. Bustamante mostly works in the field of Vegetation, focusing on Forestry and, on occasion, Subtropics, Land use, Tropics, Land cover and Grassland. Her Vegetation type study is concerned with the field of Ecology as a whole. Mercedes M. C. Bustamante works mostly in the field of Public policy, limiting it down to topics relating to Restoration ecology and, in certain cases, Soil water, Pasture, Soil functions and Ecosystem, as a part of the same area of interest.

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Top Publications

Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: a synthesis.

R. Bobbink;K. Hicks;J. Galloway;T. Spranger.
Ecological Applications (2010)

2118 Citations

Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)

Pete Smith;Mercedes Bustamante;Helal Ahammad;Harry Clark.
(2014)

1330 Citations

The Amazon basin in transition

Eric A. Davidson;Alessandro C. de Araújo;Alessandro C. de Araújo;Paulo Artaxo;Jennifer K. Balch;Jennifer K. Balch.
Nature (2012)

938 Citations

Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability

Joseph M. Craine;Andrew J. Elmore;Marcos P. M. Aidar;Mercedes Bustamante.
New Phytologist (2009)

664 Citations

How much land based greenhouse gas mitigation can be achieved without compromising food security and environmental goals

Pete Smith;Helmut Haberl;Alexander Popp;Karl Heinz Erb.
Global Change Biology (2013)

482 Citations

CONTROLS OVER FOLIAR N:P RATIOS IN TROPICAL RAIN FORESTS

Alan R. Townsend;Cory C. Cleveland;Gregory P. Asner;Mercedes M. C. Bustamante.
Ecology (2007)

431 Citations

Global change pressures on soils from land use and management.

Pete Smith;Joanna Isobel House;Mercedes Bustamante;Jaroslava Sobocká.
Global Change Biology (2016)

422 Citations

Achieving mitigation and adaptation to climate change through sustainable agroforestry practices in Africa

Cheikh Mbow;Pete Smith;David Skole;Lalisa Duguma.
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2014)

406 Citations

Pervasive transition of the Brazilian land-use system

David M. Lapola;Luiz A. Martinelli;Carlos A. Peres;Jean P. H. B. Ometto.
Nature Climate Change (2014)

401 Citations

Relationships among net primary productivity, nutrients and climate in tropical rain forest: a pan‐tropical analysis

Cory C. Cleveland;Alan R. Townsend;Philip Taylor;Silvia Alvarez-Clare.
Ecology Letters (2011)

394 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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