H-Index & Metrics Top Publications

H-Index & Metrics

Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 97 Citations 47,537 282 World Ranking 92 National Ranking 2
Plant Science and Agronomy H-index 84 Citations 35,667 199 World Ranking 52 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2013 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ecology, Ecosystem, Vegetation, Biome and Herbivore. Fire regime, Fire ecology, Woody plant, Grassland and Biodiversity are the core of his Ecology study. His Ecosystem research incorporates elements of Dominance, Geologic record, Climate change and Mediterranean climate.

His Vegetation study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Deforestation, Functional ecology and Biogeography. His research integrates issues of Range and Woodland in his study of Biome. His work deals with themes such as Productivity, Alternative stable state, Competition, Acacia and Spatial heterogeneity, which intersect with Herbivore.

His most cited work include:

  • Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth (2277 citations)
  • Fire in the Earth System (1654 citations)
  • TRY - a global database of plant traits (1611 citations)

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

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Ecosystem, Vegetation, Biome and Agroforestry. His is involved in several facets of Ecology study, as is seen by his studies on Herbivore, Fire regime, Biodiversity, Disturbance and Fire ecology. His Biodiversity study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Climate change and Species richness.

His study in Ecosystem is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Biomass and Nutrient. His work on Shrubland as part of general Vegetation study is frequently connected to Trait, therefore bridging the gap between diverse disciplines of science and establishing a new relationship between them. The various areas that William J. Bond examines in his Agroforestry study include Woodland, Grassland, Grazing and Woody plant.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (72.06%)
  • Ecosystem (24.02%)
  • Vegetation (21.93%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Ecology (72.06%)
  • Ecosystem (24.02%)
  • Vegetation (21.93%)

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

William J. Bond focuses on Ecology, Ecosystem, Vegetation, Alternative stable state and Biome. William J. Bond brings together Ecology and Trait to produce work in his papers. The Ecosystem study combines topics in areas such as Megafauna, Disturbance, Biosphere and Environmental resource management.

His Fire regime and Trampling study in the realm of Vegetation interacts with subjects such as Term. William J. Bond combines subjects such as Biomass, Ecotone, Leaf area index and Generalized additive model with his study of Alternative stable state. William J. Bond has included themes like Afforestation and Agroforestry in his Biome study.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • TRY plant trait database : Enhanced coverage and open access (179 citations)
  • Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system (73 citations)
  • Comment on “The global tree restoration potential” (63 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Vegetation, Ecosystem, Alternative stable state and Ecology. The study of Ecology is intertwined with the study of Local extinction in a number of ways. When carried out as part of a general Vegetation research project, his work on Fire regime is frequently linked to work in Plant evolution, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study.

His work in Ecosystem addresses subjects such as Biodiversity, which are connected to disciplines such as Functional ecology, Interspecific competition and Environmental change. His Alternative stable state research includes elements of Biomass, Agronomy and Canopy. His Ecology research includes themes of Representativeness heuristic, Identification and Ecosystem model.

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Top Publications

Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth

James A. Estes;John Terborgh;Justin S. Brashares;Mary E. Power.
Science (2011)

2816 Citations

Fire in the Earth System

David M. J. S. Bowman;Jennifer K. Balch;Jennifer K. Balch;Jennifer K. Balch;Paulo Artaxo;William J. Bond.
Science (2009)

2098 Citations

Fire as a global 'herbivore': the ecology and evolution of flammable ecosystems.

William J. Bond;Jon E. Keeley;Jon E. Keeley.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2005)

2061 Citations

Fire and Plants

William J. Bond;B. W. Van Wilgen.

1935 Citations

TRY - a global database of plant traits

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

1875 Citations

The global distribution of ecosystems in a world without fire

W. J. Bond;F. I. Woodward;G. F. Midgley.
New Phytologist (2005)

1788 Citations

Challenges in the Quest for Keystones

Mary E. Power;David Tilman;James A. Estes;Bruce A. Menge.
BioScience (1996)

1500 Citations

Ecology of sprouting in woody plants: the persistence niche.

William J. Bond;Jeremy J. Midgley.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2001)

1441 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

What Limits Trees in C4 Grasslands and Savannas

William J. Bond.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (2008)

1049 Citations

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