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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Plant Science and Agronomy H-index 63 Citations 13,464 203 World Ranking 231 National Ranking 2

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Botany

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Soil water, Agronomy, Organic matter, Soil organic matter and Soil fertility. Many of his studies involve connections with topics such as Environmental chemistry and Soil water. His study in Agronomy is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Nutrient, Mineralization, Crop residue, Rhizosphere and Nitrate.

His study focuses on the intersection of Organic matter and fields such as Soil structure with connections in the field of Mollisol and Field capacity. His Soil organic matter research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Soil test, Terrestrial ecosystem and Cycling. His Soil fertility study combines topics in areas such as Agroforestry, Fertilizer, Land management, Manure and Soil management.

His most cited work include:

  • The impact of agricultural soil erosion on the global carbon cycle (621 citations)
  • Influence of dry–wet cycles on the interrelationship between aggregate, particulate organic matter, and microbial community dynamics (487 citations)
  • An Improved Colorimetric Method to Quantify Sugar Content of Plant Tissue (376 citations)

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

Roel Merckx mostly deals with Agronomy, Soil water, Soil fertility, Environmental chemistry and Organic matter. His studies in Agronomy integrate themes in fields like Phosphorus and Nutrient. Soil science covers Roel Merckx research in Soil water.

His work in Soil fertility addresses subjects such as Agroforestry, which are connected to disciplines such as Agriculture. His Environmental chemistry study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Soil contamination, Mineralogy and Cadmium. As part of the same scientific family, he usually focuses on Organic matter, concentrating on Soil organic matter and intersecting with Soil carbon.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Agronomy (39.74%)
  • Soil water (31.17%)
  • Soil fertility (17.40%)

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

  • Agronomy (39.74%)
  • Phosphorus (13.25%)
  • Fertilizer (12.73%)

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

Agronomy, Phosphorus, Fertilizer, Soil water and Nutrient are his primary areas of study. His Agronomy study incorporates themes from Soil management, Leaching and Soil fertility. His Phosphorus research includes themes of Environmental chemistry, Shoot, Surface water and Tropical soils.

His Fertilizer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Crop yield, Zea mays, Yield and Sowing. His research investigates the link between Soil water and topics such as Organic matter that cross with problems in Dissolved organic carbon. Biodiversity is closely connected to Soil pH in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Nutrient.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Soil carbon storage controlled by interactions between geochemistry and climate (232 citations)
  • Integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: unravelling local adaptation (152 citations)
  • Understanding the Process of Agricultural Technology Adoption: Mineral Fertilizer in Eastern DR Congo (80 citations)

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

  • Agriculture
  • Ecology
  • Botany

Roel Merckx mainly investigates Agronomy, Soil water, Phosphorus, Soil fertility and Fertilizer. The various areas that Roel Merckx examines in his Agronomy study include Loam, Leaching and Soil horizon. His Soil water research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Organic matter and Total organic carbon.

His research in Phosphorus intersects with topics in Environmental chemistry, Agriculture, Crop yield and Plant physiology. His study in Soil fertility is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Agroforestry, Soil test, Nutrient, Phosphorus deficiency and Soil management. As a part of the same scientific study, Roel Merckx usually deals with the Fertilizer, concentrating on Crop and frequently concerns with Agricultural intensification.

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Top Publications

The impact of agricultural soil erosion on the global carbon cycle

K. Van Oost;T. A. Quine;G. Govers;S. De Gryze.
Science (2007)

716 Citations

Influence of dry–wet cycles on the interrelationship between aggregate, particulate organic matter, and microbial community dynamics

Karolien Denef;Karolien Denef;Johan Six;Heleen Bossuyt;Heleen Bossuyt;Serita D. Frey.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2001)

649 Citations

An Improved Colorimetric Method to Quantify Sugar Content of Plant Tissue

Jan Buysse;Roel Merckx.
Journal of Experimental Botany (1993)

545 Citations

Integrated soil fertility management: Operational definition and consequences for implementation and dissemination

B Vanlauwe;A Bationo;J Chianu;K.E. Giller.
Outlook on Agriculture (2010)

502 Citations

Microbial biomass responses to soil drying and rewetting: The fate of fast- and slow-growing microorganisms in soils from different climates

M Van Gestel;Roel Merckx;Karel Vlassak.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (1993)

481 Citations

Influence of microbial populations and residue quality on aggregate stability

H Bossuyt;H Bossuyt;Karolien Denef;Karolien Denef;J Six;S.D Frey.
Applied Soil Ecology (2001)

437 Citations

Soil organic carbon pool changes following land-use conversions

Steven DeGryze;Steven DeGryze;Johan Six;Johan Six;Keith Paustian;Sherri J. Morris.
Global Change Biology (2004)

402 Citations

Carbon Sequestration in Microaggregates of No‐Tillage Soils with Different Clay Mineralogy

Karolien Denef;Johan Six;Roel Merckx;Keith Paustian.
Soil Science Society of America Journal (2004)

326 Citations

Importance of macroaggregate dynamics in controlling soil carbon stabilization: short-term effects of physical disturbance induced by dry–wet cycles

Karolien Denef;Karolien Denef;Johan Six;Keith Paustian;Roel Merckx.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2001)

318 Citations

Production of root-derived material and associated microbial growth in soil at different nutrient levels

Roel Merckx;A Dijkstra;A den Hartog;J.A van Veen.
Biology and Fertility of Soils (1987)

317 Citations

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