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Ecology and Evolution
South Africa

D-Index & Metrics

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
Ecology and Evolution D-index 75 Citations 38,535 175 World Ranking 355 National Ranking 4

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Ecology and Evolution in South Africa Leader Award

2018 - Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences

2014 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Robert J. Scholes mostly deals with Ecosystem, Environmental resource management, Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem services. Ecological stability and Wildlife is closely connected to Natural resource management in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Ecosystem. The study incorporates disciplines such as Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Climate change, Greenhouse gas and Current in addition to Environmental resource management.

His Climate change study incorporates themes from Land use, land-use change and forestry, Land use and Library science. His work on Global biodiversity and Convention on Biological Diversity as part of general Biodiversity research is frequently linked to Quality of life, bridging the gap between disciplines. His work in Ecosystem services addresses subjects such as Sustainability, which are connected to disciplines such as Knowledge management.

His most cited work include:

  • Tree-grass interactions in Savannas (2000 citations)
  • Ecosystems and human well-being: current state and trends (1485 citations)
  • Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (1399 citations)

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

His primary scientific interests are in Ecosystem, Environmental resource management, Ecology, Climate change and Biodiversity. Robert J. Scholes combines subjects such as Agroforestry and Global change with his study of Ecosystem. His Environmental resource management research incorporates themes from Land use, Environmental planning, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Ecosystem services and Sustainability.

His research related to Soil water, Arid, Grassland, Biomass and Grazing might be considered part of Ecology. His study explores the link between Soil water and topics such as Vegetation that cross with problems in Biome, Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer, Meteorology and Seasonality. Robert J. Scholes interconnects Agriculture, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Natural resource economics and Greenhouse gas in the investigation of issues within Climate change.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecosystem (24.80%)
  • Environmental resource management (23.17%)
  • Ecology (23.17%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2014-2021)?

  • Environmental resource management (23.17%)
  • Climate change (18.29%)
  • Biodiversity (15.85%)

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

Environmental resource management, Climate change, Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Ecosystem services are his primary areas of study. His work on Adaptive management as part of general Environmental resource management research is often related to Work, Structure and Convergence, thus linking different fields of science. His studies deal with areas such as Climatology, Ecosystem health and Tourism as well as Climate change.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Remote sensing, Land degradation and Environmental planning. Ecosystem is a primary field of his research addressed under Ecology. Robert J. Scholes works mostly in the field of Ecosystem services, limiting it down to topics relating to Sustainability and, in certain cases, Biodiversity conservation, Indigenous and Knowledge management, as a part of the same area of interest.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The IPBES Conceptual Framework - connecting nature and people (913 citations)
  • Biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity as key drivers of ecosystem services provided by soils (192 citations)
  • Summary for policymakers of the assessment report on land degradation and restoration of the Intergovernmental Science- Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (131 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

Robert J. Scholes focuses on Ecosystem services, Environmental resource management, Sustainability, Climate change and Process. The Ecosystem services study combines topics in areas such as Biodiversity, Pareto principle, Econometrics and Land use. His Biodiversity research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Soil health, Land degradation and Natural capital.

Robert J. Scholes integrates many fields in his works, including Environmental resource management and Work. His studies in Sustainability integrate themes in fields like Indigenous and Engineering ethics. His Climate change research includes themes of Ocean fertilization and Ecosystem diversity.

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Best Publications

Tree-grass interactions in Savannas

R. J. Scholes;S. R. Archer.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (1997)

2730 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

Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Stephen R. Carpenter;Harold A. Mooney;John Agard;Doris Capistrano.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2009)

1991 Citations

The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

IC Prentice;GD Farquhar;Mjr Fasham;ML Goulden.
Prentice, I.C., Farquhar, G.D., Fasham, M.J.R., Goulden, M.L., Heimann, M., Jaramillo, V.J., Kheshgi, H.S., LeQuéré, C., Scholes, R.J. and Wallace, Douglas W.R. (2001) The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Climate Change 2001: the Scientific Basis. Contributions of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 185-237. (2001)

1958 Citations

Determinants of woody cover in African savannas

Mahesh Sankaran;Niall P. Hanan;Robert J. Scholes;Jayashree Ratnam.
Nature (2005)

1721 Citations

Recent patterns and mechanisms of carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems

D. S. Schimel;J. I. House;K. A. Hibbard;P. Bousquet.
Nature (2001)

1633 Citations

Scenarios for global biodiversity in the 21st Century

Henrique M. Pereira;Paul W. Leadley;Vania Proenca;Rob Alkemade.
Science (2010)

1599 Citations

Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry

I R Noble;Michael J Apps;Richard A Houghton;Daniel Lashof.

1584 Citations

Ecosystems and human well-being: current state and trends

R. Hassan;R. Scholes;N. Ash.

1485 Citations

Observations and modeling of biomass and soil organic matter dynamics for the grassland biome worldwide

W. J. Parton;J. M. O. Scurlock;D. S. Ojima;T. G. Gilmanov.
Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1993)

1462 Citations

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