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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
Environmental Sciences D-index 87 Citations 29,660 178 World Ranking 218 National Ranking 112


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Carbon dioxide

Ronald Benner spends much of his time researching Dissolved organic carbon, Environmental chemistry, Organic matter, Total organic carbon and Seawater. His study in Dissolved organic carbon is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Deep sea, Surface water, Biogeochemical cycle, Chemical composition and Terrigenous sediment. His Environmental chemistry study combines topics in areas such as Ecology, Water column, Carbon and Mineralogy.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Ultrafiltration, Inorganic chemistry, Emiliania huxleyi and Lignin. His Total organic carbon research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Particulates, Carbohydrate and Plankton. His Seawater research includes elements of Combustion, Platinum, Carbon cycle and Geochemical cycle.

His most cited work include:

  • What happens to terrestrial organic matter in the ocean (1085 citations)
  • Depletion of 13 C in lignin and its implications for stable carbon isotope studies (869 citations)
  • Bacterial utilization of different size classes of dissolved organic matter (825 citations)

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

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Dissolved organic carbon, Environmental chemistry, Organic matter, Oceanography and Total organic carbon. His study on Dissolved organic carbon also encompasses disciplines like

  • Seawater together with Combustion,
  • Biogeochemical cycle and related Nutrient. His Environmental chemistry research integrates issues from Ecology, Chemical composition, Hydrology, Lignin and Carbon.

His Organic matter study also includes

  • Water column together with Benthic zone,
  • Amino acid that connect with fields like Organic chemistry. In his research, Plankton is intimately related to Phytoplankton, which falls under the overarching field of Oceanography. Ronald Benner studied Total organic carbon and Autotroph that intersect with Heterotroph.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Dissolved organic carbon (56.22%)
  • Environmental chemistry (51.07%)
  • Organic matter (30.04%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Environmental chemistry (51.07%)
  • Dissolved organic carbon (56.22%)
  • Oceanography (24.89%)

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

Ronald Benner mainly focuses on Environmental chemistry, Dissolved organic carbon, Oceanography, Organic matter and Ecology. His Environmental chemistry research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Seawater, Carbon, Lignin and Chemical composition. His Dissolved organic carbon study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Colored dissolved organic matter, Mesopelagic zone, Carbon cycle, Terrigenous sediment and Nutrient.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Phytoplankton and Biogeochemical cycle in addition to Oceanography. His work carried out in the field of Organic matter brings together such families of science as Deep sea, Total organic carbon, δ13C and Diagenesis. When carried out as part of a general Ecology research project, his work on Ecosystem and Boreal ecosystem is frequently linked to work in Perspective and Ageing, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Pan-Arctic distributions of continental runoff in the Arctic Ocean (158 citations)
  • The Size-Reactivity Continuum of Major Bioelements in the Ocean (140 citations)
  • Origins and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter in groundwater (105 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Carbon dioxide

His primary areas of study are Dissolved organic carbon, Environmental chemistry, Oceanography, Terrigenous sediment and Colored dissolved organic matter. His Dissolved organic carbon research incorporates themes from Carbon, Hydrology, Aquifer and Biogeochemistry. His studies in Environmental chemistry integrate themes in fields like Ecology, Organic matter and Microbiology.

His Oceanography study incorporates themes from Nutrient and Biogeochemical cycle. His Terrigenous sediment research includes themes of Permafrost, Surface runoff and Canada Basin, Arctic. In his study, The arctic and Estuary is strongly linked to Continental shelf, which falls under the umbrella field of Colored dissolved organic matter.

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Best Publications

What happens to terrestrial organic matter in the ocean

John I. Hedges;Richard G. Keil;Ronald Benner.
Organic Geochemistry (1997)

1717 Citations

Bacterial utilization of different size classes of dissolved organic matter

Rainer M. W. Amon;Ronald Benner.
Limnology and Oceanography (1996)

1207 Citations

Depletion of 13 C in lignin and its implications for stable carbon isotope studies

Ronald Benner;Marilyn L. Fogel;E. Kent Sprague;Robert E. Hodson.
Nature (1987)

1130 Citations


Ronald Benner;J. Dean Pakulski;Matthew Mccarthy;John I. Hedges.
Science (1992)

1033 Citations

Microbial production of recalcitrant dissolved organic matter: long-term carbon storage in the global ocean.

Nianzhi Jiao;Gerhard J. Herndl;Dennis A. Hansell;Ronald Benner.
Nature Reviews Microbiology (2010)

989 Citations

Chapter 3 – Chemical Composition and Reactivity

Ronald Benner.
Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter (2002)

716 Citations

Rapid cycling of high-molecular-weight dissolved organic matter in the ocean

Rainer M. W. Amon;Ronald Benner.
Nature (1994)

615 Citations

Production of Refractory Dissolved Organic Matter by Bacteria

Hiroshi Ogawa;Yukio Amagai;Isao Koike;Karl Kaiser.
Science (2001)

606 Citations

Characterization of a major refractory component of marine dissolved organic matter

Norbert Hertkorn;Ronald Benner;Moritz Frommberger;Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2006)

577 Citations

Distribution and cycling of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in the ocean

Stephen Opsahl;Ronald Benner.
Nature (1997)

554 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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