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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 127 Citations 69,217 259 World Ranking 19 National Ranking 10
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 125 Citations 65,422 280 World Ranking 215 National Ranking 150

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Awards & Achievements

2012 - Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)

2007 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2005 - Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal, European Geosciences Union

2003 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2001 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

1992 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Gene

Paul G. Falkowski mainly focuses on Phytoplankton, Photosynthesis, Ecology, Botany and Oceanography. His Phytoplankton research includes themes of Biomass, Atmospheric sciences, Upwelling and Plankton. The study incorporates disciplines such as Chlorophyll, Irradiance and Isochrysis galbana in addition to Photosynthesis.

His work deals with themes such as Pelagic zone and Chlorophyll a, which intersect with Chlorophyll. His Botany study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Cyanobacteria, Nitrogen fixation, Zooxanthellae and Photic zone. His Oceanography study combines topics in areas such as High-Nutrient, low-chlorophyll, Total organic carbon, New production, Biogeochemical cycle and Carbon dioxide.

His most cited work include:

  • Primary Production of the Biosphere: Integrating Terrestrial and Oceanic Components (3389 citations)
  • Photosynthetic rates derived from satellite‐based chlorophyll concentration (1889 citations)
  • Biogeochemical controls and feedbacks on ocean primary production (1735 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Photosynthesis, Phytoplankton, Ecology, Oceanography and Botany. He interconnects Biophysics, Chlorophyll and Irradiance in the investigation of issues within Photosynthesis. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Diatom, Biomass, Atmospheric sciences and Plankton.

He works in the field of Ecology, namely Coral. His study looks at the relationship between Oceanography and topics such as Total organic carbon, which overlap with Organic matter. As part of one scientific family, Paul G. Falkowski deals mainly with the area of Botany, narrowing it down to issues related to the Cyanobacteria, and often Trichodesmium.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Photosynthesis (29.51%)
  • Phytoplankton (23.66%)
  • Ecology (21.71%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Photosynthesis (29.51%)
  • Ecology (21.71%)
  • Biochemistry (12.20%)

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

Paul G. Falkowski focuses on Photosynthesis, Ecology, Biochemistry, Environmental chemistry and Biophysics. His research in Photosynthesis intersects with topics in Phytoplankton and Aquatic ecosystem. His work investigates the relationship between Phytoplankton and topics such as Atmospheric sciences that intersect with problems in Photon.

His work carried out in the field of Ecology brings together such families of science as Comparative genomics and Biomineralization. His studies in Environmental chemistry integrate themes in fields like Organic matter, Microbial metabolism, Archean and Respiration. As part of the same scientific family, Paul G. Falkowski usually focuses on Biophysics, concentrating on Photosystem II and intersecting with Thylakoid.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Energetic coupling between plastids and mitochondria drives CO2 assimilation in diatoms (193 citations)
  • Remodeling of intermediate metabolism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum under nitrogen stress (130 citations)
  • Proteomic analysis of skeletal organic matrix from the stony coral Stylophora pistillata (123 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Gene
  • Enzyme

His primary areas of investigation include Biochemistry, Ecology, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Photosynthesis and Lipid biosynthesis. His research integrates issues of Astrobiology, Biomineralization and Phylogenetics in his study of Ecology. Photosynthesis is a primary field of his research addressed under Botany.

His Botany research incorporates elements of Phytoplankton, Fluorescence and Atmospheric sciences. His Phytoplankton research integrates issues from In situ, Energy transformation, Photosynthetic efficiency and Upwelling. His Lipid biosynthesis study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Metabolism and Nitrate reductase.

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Top Publications

Primary Production of the Biosphere: Integrating Terrestrial and Oceanic Components

Christopher B. Field;Michael J. Behrenfeld;James T. Randerson;Paul Falkowski.
Science (1998)

4730 Citations

Photosynthetic rates derived from satellite‐based chlorophyll concentration

Michael J. Behrenfeld;Paul G. Falkowski.
Limnology and Oceanography (1997)

2577 Citations

Biogeochemical controls and feedbacks on ocean primary production

Paul G. Falkowski;Richard T. Barber;Victor Smetacek.
Science (1998)

2444 Citations

The Global Carbon Cycle: A Test of Our Knowledge of Earth as a System

P. Falkowski;R. J. Scholes;E. Boyle;J. Canadell.
Science (2000)

2130 Citations

Climate-driven trends in contemporary ocean productivity

Michael J. Behrenfeld;Robert T. O'Malley;David A. Siegel;Charles R. McClain.
Nature (2006)

1913 Citations

Photoinhibition of Photosynthesis in Nature

S. P. Long;S. Humphries;Paul Falkowski.
Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology (1994)

1890 Citations

The Microbial Engines That Drive Earth's Biogeochemical Cycles

Paul G. Falkowski;Tom Fenchel;Edward F. Delong.
Science (2008)

1756 Citations

Testing the iron hypothesis in ecosystems of the equatorial Pacific Ocean

J. H. Martin;K. H. Coale;K. S. Johnson;K. S. Johnson;S. E. Fitzwater.
Nature (1994)

1615 Citations

The Evolution and Future of Earth's Nitrogen Cycle

Donald Eugene Canfield;Alexander N. Glazer;Paul G. Falkowski.
Science (2010)

1521 Citations

The Evolution of Modern Eukaryotic Phytoplankton

Paul G. Falkowski;Miriam E. Katz;Andrew H. Knoll;Antonietta Quigg.
Science (2004)

1323 Citations

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