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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 139 Citations 110,479 583 World Ranking 10 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2009 - Member of Academia Europaea


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem

Philippe Ciais mainly investigates Climate change, Carbon cycle, Atmospheric sciences, Climatology and Ecology. Philippe Ciais has researched Climate change in several fields, including Soil carbon, Deforestation, Vegetation and Physical geography. His Carbon cycle research focuses on subjects like Carbon sink, which are linked to Sink.

His research in Atmospheric sciences intersects with topics in Atmosphere, Meteorology, Atmospheric chemistry, Greenhouse gas and Carbon dioxide. His work carried out in the field of Carbon dioxide brings together such families of science as Fossil fuel and Atmospheric carbon cycle. His studies in Climatology integrate themes in fields like Growing season, Climate model, Seasonality, Precipitation and Global change.

His most cited work include:

  • A Large and Persistent Carbon Sink in the World’s Forests (3463 citations)
  • Europe-wide reduction in primary productivity caused by the heat and drought in 2003 (2547 citations)
  • The impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture in China (1781 citations)

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

His primary areas of investigation include Atmospheric sciences, Climate change, Climatology, Carbon cycle and Ecosystem. His Atmospheric sciences research includes elements of Primary production, Meteorology, Vegetation, Greenhouse gas and Carbon sink. His Climate change study incorporates themes from Phenology, Physical geography and Precipitation.

His Climatology research includes themes of Evapotranspiration and Seasonality. The various areas that Philippe Ciais examines in his Carbon cycle study include Soil carbon, Biosphere, Terrestrial ecosystem and Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, Carbon dioxide. Ecosystem is the subject of his research, which falls under Ecology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Atmospheric sciences (36.36%)
  • Climate change (28.99%)
  • Climatology (21.15%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2019-2021)?

  • Atmospheric sciences (36.36%)
  • Climate change (28.99%)
  • Ecosystem (18.32%)

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

His main research concerns Atmospheric sciences, Climate change, Ecosystem, Carbon cycle and Greenhouse gas. The Atmospheric sciences study combines topics in areas such as Canopy, Precipitation, Vegetation, Carbon sink and Carbon dioxide. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Sink and Earth science.

His Climate change study combines topics in areas such as Soil carbon, Soil water, Crop yield and Irrigation. His Ecosystem research incorporates elements of Biomass, Productivity and Physical geography. In most of his Carbon cycle studies, his work intersects topics such as Land use.

Between 2019 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The global methane budget 2000–2017 (119 citations)
  • Characteristics, drivers and feedbacks of global greening (118 citations)
  • Characteristics, drivers and feedbacks of global greening (118 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Climate change
  • Agriculture

Atmospheric sciences, Climate change, Ecosystem, Greenhouse gas and Vegetation are his primary areas of study. The study incorporates disciplines such as Growing season, Biomass, Primary production, Carbon cycle and Carbon dioxide in addition to Atmospheric sciences. Philippe Ciais combines subjects such as Soil carbon, Biosphere, Sink, Biogeochemical cycle and Carbon sink with his study of Carbon cycle.

Philippe Ciais mostly deals with Global warming in his studies of Climate change. His Ecosystem research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere and Spring. His study in Vegetation is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Greening, Productivity, Evapotranspiration and Earth system science.

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Top Publications

The challenge to keep global warming below 2 °C

Glen P. Peters;Robbie M. Andrew;Tom Boden;Josep G. Canadell.
Nature Climate Change (2013)

859 Citations

Weak northern and strong tropical land carbon uptake from vertical profiles of atmospheric CO2

Britton B. Stephens;Kevin R. Gurney;Pieter P. Tans;Colm Sweeney.
Science (2007)

753 Citations

Variations in satellite‐derived phenology in China's temperate vegetation

Shilong Piao;Jingyun Fang;Liming Zhou;Philippe Ciais.
Global Change Biology (2006)

623 Citations

Human-induced nitrogen–phosphorus imbalances alter natural and managed ecosystems across the globe

Josep Peñuelas;Benjamin Poulter;Jordi Sardans;Philippe Ciais.
Nature Communications (2013)

598 Citations

Influence of spring and autumn phenological transitions on forest ecosystem productivity

Andrew D. Richardson;T. Andy Black;Philippe Ciais;Nicolas Delbart.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (2010)

594 Citations

Northern Hemisphere atmospheric stilling partly attributed to an increase in surface roughness

Robert Vautard;Julien Cattiaux;Pascal Yiou;Jean-Noël Thépaut.
Nature Geoscience (2010)

538 Citations

Changes in climate and land use have a larger direct impact than rising CO2 on global river runoff trends.

Shilong Piao;Pierre Friedlingstein;Philippe Ciais;Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007)

481 Citations

Terrestrial biosphere models need better representation of vegetation phenology: results from the North American Carbon Program Site Synthesis

Andrew D. Richardson;Ryan S. Anderson;M. Altaf Arain;Alan G. Barr.
Global Change Biology (2012)

480 Citations

Reduction Of Ecosystem Productivity And Respiration During The European Summer 2003 Climate Anomaly: A Joint Flux Tower, Remote Sensing And Modelling Analysis

M. Reichstein;M. Reichstein;Philippe Ciais;D. Papale;R. Valentini.
Global Change Biology (2007)

459 Citations

Changes in satellite‐derived vegetation growth trend in temperate and boreal Eurasia from 1982 to 2006

Shilong Piao;Xuhui Wang;Philippe Ciais;Biao Zhu.
Global Change Biology (2011)

457 Citations

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