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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 128 Citations 115,761 261 World Ranking 18 National Ranking 7

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Awards & Achievements

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

1993 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1993 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1992 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1992 - William S. Cooper Award, The Ecological Society of America Biological invasion by Myrica faya in Hawaii: plant demography, nitrogen fixation, ecosystem effects. Ecological Monographs 59:247–265.

Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

Peter M. Vitousek spends much of his time researching Ecology, Ecosystem, Nutrient, Nitrogen cycle and Terrestrial ecosystem. His Nitrogen fixation research extends to Ecology, which is thematically connected. His study on Primary production is often connected to Context as part of broader study in Ecosystem.

The Nutrient study combines topics in areas such as Soil water, Chronosequence, Productivity, Agronomy and Acid phosphatase. Peter M. Vitousek interconnects Nitrification, Phosphorus metabolism, Mineralization, Cycling and Nitrate in the investigation of issues within Nitrogen cycle. He has researched Terrestrial ecosystem in several fields, including Fixation, Marine ecosystem, Herbivore and Biogeochemistry.

His most cited work include:

  • Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems (6960 citations)
  • Consequences of changing biodiversity (3081 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Ecosystem, Nutrient, Soil water and Agronomy. His research in Ecology intersects with topics in Nitrification and Nitrogen cycle. His Ecosystem study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Biomass, Atmospheric sciences and Biogeochemistry.

His work is dedicated to discovering how Nutrient, Botany are connected with Nitrogen fixation and other disciplines. His Soil water research includes elements of Hydrology, Environmental chemistry and Weathering. His Agronomy research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Agriculture and Metrosideros polymorpha.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (49.86%)
  • Ecosystem (38.08%)
  • Nutrient (26.85%)

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

  • Ecology (49.86%)
  • Agriculture (9.04%)
  • Ecosystem (38.08%)

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

Peter M. Vitousek focuses on Ecology, Agriculture, Ecosystem, Agronomy and Soil water. His Ecology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Agroforestry and Nitrogen cycle. His work deals with themes such as Nitrogen fixation, Nitrate and Terrestrial ecosystem, which intersect with Nitrogen cycle.

His Ecosystem study frequently links to related topics such as Soil acidification. His research integrates issues of Agroecosystem and Intensive farming in his study of Agronomy. The study incorporates disciplines such as Environmental chemistry, Total organic carbon, Biogeochemical cycle and Cycling in addition to Soil water.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Enhanced nitrogen deposition over China (1269 citations)
  • The global nitrogen cycle in the twenty-first century (706 citations)
  • Producing more grain with lower environmental costs (667 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

Ecology, Soil water, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environmental chemistry are his primary areas of study. His Ecology research integrates issues from Nitrogen cycle and Botany. His Nitrogen cycle research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Reactive nitrogen, Nitrate, Terrestrial ecosystem and Biogeochemistry.

The various areas that he examines in his Soil water study include Weathering, Nutrient and Cycling. Within one scientific family, Peter M. Vitousek focuses on topics pertaining to Agronomy under Agriculture, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Crop production. As a part of the same scientific family, Peter M. Vitousek mostly works in the field of Ecosystem, focusing on Soil acidification and, on occasion, Forest ecology and Transpiration.

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Top Publications

Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystems

Peter M. Vitousek;Harold A. Mooney;Jane Lubchenco;Jerry M. Melillo.
Science (1997)

11187 Citations


Peter M. Vitousek;John D. Aber;Robert W. Howarth;Gene E. Likens.
Ecological Applications (1997)

6927 Citations

Consequences of changing biodiversity

F. Stuart Chapin Iii;Erika S. Zavaleta;Valerie T. Eviner;Rosamond L. Naylor.
Nature (2000)

4875 Citations

Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass/fire cycle, and global change

Carla M. D'Antonio;Peter M. Vitousek.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (1992)

3738 Citations

Nitrogen limitation on land and in the sea: How can it occur?

Peter M. Vitousek;Robert W. Howarth.
Biogeochemistry (1991)

3569 Citations

Terrestrial ecosystem production: A process model based on global satellite and surface data

Christopher S. Potter;James T. Randerson;Christopher B. Field;Pamela A. Matson.
Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1993)

2584 Citations

Beyond Global Warming: Ecology and Global Change

Peter M. Vitousek.
Ecology (1994)

2545 Citations

Biological invasions as global environmental change

Peter Vitousek;Carla D'Antonio;Lloyd Loope;Randy Westbrooks.
American Scientist (1996)

2504 Citations


Peter M. Vitousek;Carla M. D'Antonio;Lloyd L. Loope;Marcel Rejmanek.
New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1997)

2503 Citations

Significant Acidification in Major Chinese Croplands

J.H. Guo;X.J. Liu;Y. Zhang;J.L. Shen.
Science (2010)

2475 Citations

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