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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 145 Citations 83,117 422 World Ranking 6 National Ranking 1

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Awards & Achievements

2015 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

2010 - Australian Laureate Fellowship

2008 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

2003 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Law
  • Biodiversity

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Rainforest, Biodiversity, Amazon rainforest and Deforestation. Habitat fragmentation, Biomass, Habitat, Amazonian and Forest dynamics are among the areas of Ecology where the researcher is concentrating his efforts. The Rainforest study combines topics in areas such as Soil fertility, Tropical forest, Secondary forest and Agronomy.

His work carried out in the field of Biodiversity brings together such families of science as Agroforestry, Environmental change, Environmental resource management and Ecosystem services. William F. Laurance interconnects Physical geography, Carbon sink and Fragmentation in the investigation of issues within Amazon rainforest. His Deforestation research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Climate change, Tropics and Environmental protection.

His most cited work include:

  • Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems (1359 citations)
  • Ecosystem Decay of Amazonian Forest Fragments: a 22-Year Investigation (1344 citations)
  • Ecosystem Decay of Amazonian Forest Fragments: a 22-Year Investigation (1344 citations)

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

William F. Laurance mostly deals with Ecology, Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Rainforest and Amazon rainforest. His study in Habitat fragmentation, Amazonian, Species richness, Biomass and Ecosystem falls within the category of Ecology. William F. Laurance combines subjects such as Agriculture, Deforestation, Tropics, Logging and Threatened species with his study of Agroforestry.

His work deals with themes such as Natural resource economics, Land use, Environmental resource management and Ecosystem services, which intersect with Biodiversity. William F. Laurance has researched Rainforest in several fields, including Old-growth forest and Secondary forest. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Forestry and Forest dynamics.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (58.83%)
  • Agroforestry (23.67%)
  • Biodiversity (24.01%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Biodiversity (24.01%)
  • Ecology (58.83%)
  • Amazon rainforest (25.04%)

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

His main research concerns Biodiversity, Ecology, Amazon rainforest, Agroforestry and Habitat. His Biodiversity research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Land use, Tropics, Environmental resource management, Natural resource economics and Forest ecology. His is doing research in Rainforest, Ecosystem, Biomass, Abundance and Species richness, both of which are found in Ecology.

His work is dedicated to discovering how Rainforest, Old-growth forest are connected with Secondary forest and other disciplines. His Amazon rainforest research integrates issues from Climate change, Deforestation and Edaphic. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Agroforestry, Peat is strongly linked to Agriculture.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice (426 citations)
  • The exceptional value of intact forest ecosystems (271 citations)
  • Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition (221 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Law
  • Biodiversity

William F. Laurance mainly focuses on Ecology, Biodiversity, Natural resource economics, Agroforestry and Sustainability. His study involves Amazonian, Amazon rainforest, Rainforest, Habitat and Ecosystem, a branch of Ecology. His Amazon rainforest study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Forest dynamics, Community structure and Soil fertility.

William F. Laurance has included themes like Conservation biology, Land use, Land use, land-use change and forestry and Environmental planning in his Biodiversity study. He studied Agroforestry and Forest ecology that intersect with Old-growth forest and Deforestation. His Deforestation research includes themes of Logging and Wildlife.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Ecosystem Decay of Amazonian Forest Fragments: a 22-Year Investigation

William F. Laurance;William F. Laurance;Thomas E. Lovejoy;Heraldo L. Vasconcelos;Emilio M. Bruna.
Conservation Biology (2002)

1993 Citations

Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems

Nick M. Haddad;Lars A. Brudvig;Jean Clobert;Kendi F. Davies.
Science Advances (2015)

1606 Citations

Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities

Gregory O. Vigle;W. F. Laurance;R. O. Bierregaard.
Copeia (1998)

1489 Citations

Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rainforest.

Oliver L. Phillips;Luiz E. O. C. Aragão;Simon L. Lewis;Joshua B. Fisher.
Science (2009)

1449 Citations

Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity

Luke Gibson;Tien Ming Lee;Tien Ming Lee;Lian Pin Koh;Lian Pin Koh;Barry W. Brook.
Nature (2011)

1437 Citations

Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses

Teja Tscharntke;Jason M. Tylianakis;Tatyana A. Rand;Raphael K. Didham;Raphael K. Didham;Raphael K. Didham.
Biological Reviews (2012)

1310 Citations

The Future of the Brazilian Amazon

William F. Laurance;Mark A. Cochrane;Scott Bergen;Philip M. Fearnside.
Science (2001)

1183 Citations

Changes in the carbon balance of tropical forests: evidence from long-term plots

Oliver L. Phillips;Yadvinder Malhi;Niro Higuchi;William F. Laurance.
Science (1998)

1148 Citations

Matrix habitat and species richness in tropical forest remnants

Claude Gascon;Thomas E Lovejoy;Richard O Bierregaard;Jay R Malcolm.
Biological Conservation (1999)

983 Citations

RAIN FOREST FRAGMENTATION AND THE DYNAMICS OF AMAZONIAN TREE COMMUNITIES

William F. Laurance;Leandro V. Ferreira;Judy M. Rankin-de Merona;Susan G. Laurance.
Ecology (1998)

953 Citations

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