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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 54 Citations 16,240 105 World Ranking 1446 National Ranking 82


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

Steven I. Higgins spends much of his time researching Ecology, Climate change, Vegetation, Biological dispersal and Introduced species. He regularly links together related areas like Simulation modeling in his Ecology studies. The Global change research Steven I. Higgins does as part of his general Climate change study is frequently linked to other disciplines of science, such as Vegetation, therefore creating a link between diverse domains of science.

Steven I. Higgins has included themes like Biomass, Agroforestry, Herbivore and Woody plant in his Vegetation study. His Herbivore research integrates issues from Plant cover, Canopy, Woodland and Basal area. His work deals with themes such as Quantitative ecology, Range, Colonisation and Plant functional type, which intersect with Biological dispersal.

His most cited work include:

  • TRY - a global database of plant traits (1611 citations)
  • Determinants of woody cover in African savannas (1322 citations)
  • Fire, resprouting and variability: a recipe for grass–tree coexistence in savanna (818 citations)

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

Steven I. Higgins focuses on Ecology, Vegetation, Ecosystem, Biome and Climate change. His Biological dispersal research extends to Ecology, which is thematically connected. As a part of the same scientific family, Steven I. Higgins mostly works in the field of Biological dispersal, focusing on Range and, on occasion, Abundance.

His research integrates issues of Agroforestry and Woody plant in his study of Vegetation. The various areas that Steven I. Higgins examines in his Ecosystem study include Arid and Plant ecology. His work on Global change as part of general Climate change study is frequently linked to Poison control, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of science.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (65.49%)
  • Vegetation (23.24%)
  • Ecosystem (19.72%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Biome (16.90%)
  • Ecology (65.49%)
  • Vegetation (23.24%)

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

Steven I. Higgins mainly focuses on Biome, Ecology, Vegetation, Biomass and Diversification. His Biome research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Dynamic global vegetation model, Potential natural vegetation and Climate change, Global change. His work focuses on many connections between Climate change and other disciplines, such as Ecosystem services, that overlap with his field of interest in Limiting similarity and Terrestrial ecosystem.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Persistence and Precipitation. His Vegetation study incorporates themes from Shrub and Trade-off. The Biomass study combines topics in areas such as Remote sensing, Crown and Transpiration.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes (130 citations)
  • Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system (73 citations)
  • Revising the biome concept for understanding and predicting global change impacts (43 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Statistics
  • Ecosystem

Steven I. Higgins mostly deals with Biome, Vegetation, Ecology, Biomass and Agronomy. His Biome research includes themes of Range, Deserts and xeric shrublands, Seasonality, Climate classification and Terrestrial ecosystem. He interconnects Earth system science and Biogeochemistry in the investigation of issues within Vegetation.

His study in Ecology focuses on Global change and Tropics. His Biomass study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Allometry, Precipitation, Plant community, Spatial distribution and Abiotic component. Steven I. Higgins has researched Agronomy in several fields, including Arid, Dominance and Botany.

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Top Publications

TRY - a global database of plant traits

J. Kattge;S. Díaz;S. Lavorel;I. C. Prentice.
Global Change Biology (2011)

1875 Citations

Determinants of woody cover in African savannas

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

1721 Citations

Fire, resprouting and variability: a recipe for grass–tree coexistence in savanna

Steven I. Higgins;William J. Bond;Winston S. W. Trollope.
Journal of Ecology (2000)

1111 Citations

Predicting Plant Migration Rates in a Changing World: The Role of Long-Distance Dispersal.

Steven I. Higgins;David M. Richardson.
The American Naturalist (1999)

624 Citations


S. I. Higgins;R. Nathan;M. L. Cain.
Ecology (2003)

521 Citations

Effects of four decades of fire manipulation on woody vegetation structure in Savanna.

Steven I. Higgins;William J. Bond;Edmund C. February;Andries Bronn.
Ecology (2007)

469 Citations

Savanna vegetation-fire-climate relationships differ among continents.

Caroline E. R. Lehmann;Caroline E. R. Lehmann;T. Michael Anderson;Mahesh Sankaran;Mahesh Sankaran;Steven I. Higgins;Steven I. Higgins.
Science (2014)

440 Citations

Predicting the Landscape‐Scale Distribution of Alien Plants and Their Threat to Plant Diversity

Steven I. Higgins;David M. Richardson;Richard M. Cowling;Terry H. Trinder‐Smith.
Conservation Biology (1999)

386 Citations

Impacts of climate change on the vegetation of Africa: an adaptive dynamic vegetation modelling approach

Simon Scheiter;Steven I. Higgins.
Global Change Biology (2009)

373 Citations

Next‐generation dynamic global vegetation models: learning from community ecology

Simon Scheiter;Liam Langan;Steven I. Higgins.
New Phytologist (2013)

354 Citations

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