D-Index & Metrics Best Publications

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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 39 Citations 5,767 128 World Ranking 3008 National Ranking 176

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Paleontology
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Basalt

Paul H.G.M. Dirks focuses on Paleontology, Cave, Homo naledi, Australopithecus sediba and Hominidae. Cave and Context are two areas of study in which he engages in interdisciplinary research. His Australopithecus sediba research integrates issues from Radiometric dating and Pleistocene.

His studies deal with areas such as Paleomagnetism, Sedimentary rock and Genus as well as Radiometric dating. While working in this field, Paul H.G.M. Dirks studies both Hominidae and Paleoanthropology. Paul H.G.M. Dirks usually deals with Granulite and limits it to topics linked to Mafic and Shear zone.

His most cited work include:

  • Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa (401 citations)
  • Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa (401 citations)
  • Initiation of the western branch of the East African Rift coeval with the eastern branch (189 citations)

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

Paul H.G.M. Dirks spends much of his time researching Geochemistry, Paleontology, Cave, Craton and Archean. His work is dedicated to discovering how Geochemistry, Shear zone are connected with Fold, Nappe, Doming and Terrane and other disciplines. In the field of Cave, his study on Homo naledi overlaps with subjects such as Star.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Genealogy and Homo sapiens in addition to Homo naledi. The concepts of his Archean study are interwoven with issues in Diorite and Proterozoic. Paul H.G.M. Dirks has included themes like Zoology, Early Pleistocene and Radiometric dating in his Australopithecus sediba study.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (55.62%)
  • Paleontology (40.83%)
  • Cave (44.38%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Geochemistry (55.62%)
  • Cave (44.38%)
  • Sedimentary rock (14.79%)

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

Geochemistry, Cave, Sedimentary rock, Breccia and Clastic rock are his primary areas of study. His work in Geochemistry addresses issues such as Hydrothermal circulation, which are connected to fields such as Biotite and Metamorphic rock. He has researched Cave in several fields, including Bedrock, Early Pleistocene, Soil water and Australopithecus sediba.

His studies in Australopithecus sediba integrate themes in fields like Natural, Zoology, Invertebrate and Taphonomy. The Breccia study combines topics in areas such as Rhyodacite, Structural basin, Graben, Homo naledi and Silicic. Clastic rock is a subfield of Paleontology that he studies.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Zircon U-Pb ages and Hf isotope data from the Kukuluma Terrain of the Geita Greenstone Belt, Tanzania Craton: Implications for stratigraphy, crustal growth and timing of gold mineralization (9 citations)
  • The Paleozoic Mount Carlton deposit, Bowen Basin, Northeast Australia: shallow high-sulfidation epithermal Au-Ag-Cu mineralization formed during rifting (7 citations)
  • Effects of long soil surface residence times on apparent cosmogenic nuclide denudation rates and burial ages in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa (6 citations)

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

  • Sedimentary rock
  • Paleontology
  • Basalt

His primary areas of investigation include Geochemistry, Archean, Cave, Zircon and Craton. His Sediment research extends to Geochemistry, which is thematically connected. His Diorite research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Metamorphic rock, Hydrothermal circulation, Biotite and Iron oxide copper gold ore deposits.

His Breccia research includes elements of Fluvial, Sedimentary rock, Lithification, Diagenesis and Homo naledi. His Greenstone belt research incorporates themes from Period, Shear, Basement, Shear zone and Gneiss. His work deals with themes such as Stratigraphy, Oceanic plateau, Magmatism and Crust, which intersect with Mafic.

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Best Publications

Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa

Lee R. Berger;Darryl J. de Ruiter;Darryl J. de Ruiter;Steven E. Churchill;Steven E. Churchill;Peter Schmid;Peter Schmid.
Science (2010)

612 Citations

Differential exhumation in response to episodic thrusting along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau

Dennis Arne;Brenton Worley;Christopher Wilson;She Fa Chen.
Tectonophysics (1997)

301 Citations

Initiation of the western branch of the East African Rift coeval with the eastern branch

Eric M Roberts;N. J Stevens;Patrick M O'Connor;P.H.G.M Dirks.
Nature Geoscience (2012)

225 Citations

The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa

P.H.G.M. Dirks;P.H.G.M. Dirks;Eric M. Roberts;Eric M. Roberts;Hannah Louise Hilbert-Wolf;Jan Dirk Kramers.
eLife (2017)

221 Citations

Geological Setting and Age of Australopithecus sediba from Southern Africa

Paul H. G. M. Dirks;Paul H. G. M. Dirks;Job M. Kibii;Brian F. Kuhn;Christine Steininger.
Science (2010)

194 Citations

Mining and the African Environment

David P. Edwards;Sean Sloan;Lingfei Weng;Paul Dirks.
Conservation Letters (2014)

193 Citations

Australopithecus sediba at 1.977 Ma and Implications for the Origins of the Genus Homo

Robyn Pickering;Robyn Pickering;Paul H. G. M. Dirks;Paul H. G. M. Dirks;Zubair Jinnah;Darryl J. de Ruiter;Darryl J. de Ruiter.
Science (2011)

184 Citations

Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

Paul H.G.M. Dirks;Paul H.G.M. Dirks;Lee R. Berger;Eric M. Roberts;Eric M. Roberts;Jan D. Kramers.
eLife (2015)

156 Citations

Tectonic evolution of the NE margin of the Tibetan Plateau; evidence from the central Longmen Mountains, Sichuan Province, China

P.H.G.M Dirks;P.H.G.M Dirks;C.J.L Wilson;S Chen;Z.L Luo.
Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences (1994)

148 Citations

Partial melting during tectonic exhumation of a granulite terrane: an example from the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica

C. J. Carson;R. Powell;C. J. L. Wilson;P. H. G. M. Dirks.
Journal of Metamorphic Geology (1997)

133 Citations

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