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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 91 Citations 30,796 247 World Ranking 137 National Ranking 54

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Awards & Achievements

2017 - Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)

2005 - 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
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity

His primary areas of investigation include Ecology, Ecosystem, Grassland, Steppe and Grazing. His Spatial variability research extends to Ecology, which is thematically connected. His Ecosystem research includes themes of Species richness and Management science.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Dominance, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Seasonality. The concepts of his Steppe study are interwoven with issues in Soil water, Soil horizon and Forage. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Agroforestry and Herbivore.

His most cited work include:

  • Quantitative Effects of Grazing on Vegetation and Soils Over a Global Range of Environments (1483 citations)
  • A Generalized Model of the Effects of Grazing by Large Herbivores on Grassland Community Structure (1110 citations)
  • Primary Production of the Central Grassland Region of the United States (1028 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Ecosystem, Steppe, Agronomy and Grassland. His study in Plant community, Primary production, Soil water, Climate change and Biomass is carried out as part of his studies in Ecology. His study focuses on the intersection of Ecosystem and fields such as Water balance with connections in the field of Arid and Transpiration.

William K. Lauenroth has researched Steppe in several fields, including Grazing, Bouteloua gracilis, Soil organic matter, Biogeochemical cycle and Nitrogen cycle. The various areas that William K. Lauenroth examines in his Grazing study include Forage and Herbivore. His Grassland research includes themes of Shrubland, Vegetation, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Rangeland and Dominance.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (59.93%)
  • Ecosystem (32.53%)
  • Steppe (29.79%)

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

  • Ecology (59.93%)
  • Ecosystem (32.53%)
  • Climate change (14.73%)

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

William K. Lauenroth mainly focuses on Ecology, Ecosystem, Climate change, Plant community and Soil water. Ecology and General interest are two areas of study in which he engages in interdisciplinary research. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Ecosystem, Gap dynamics is strongly linked to Environmental resource management.

His studies deal with areas such as Temperate climate, Disturbance, Water balance, Arid and Ecohydrology as well as Climate change. His work deals with themes such as Shrub, Shrub-steppe, Species richness, Plant functional type and Global change, which intersect with Plant community. His Soil water research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Biomass and Steppe.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils. (122 citations)
  • Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils. (122 citations)
  • Climate change‐induced vegetation shifts lead to more ecological droughts despite projected rainfall increases in many global temperate drylands (56 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Agriculture

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ecology, Climate change, Temperate climate, Ecosystem and Plant community. His work in the fields of Ecology, such as Steppe, overlaps with other areas such as Climatic data. His study in Climate change is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Phenology, Agronomy, Growing season and Arid ecosystems.

His work focuses on many connections between Temperate climate and other disciplines, such as Soil water, that overlap with his field of interest in Ecology, Ecological modelling, Vegetation, Effects of global warming and Biomass. In general Ecosystem study, his work on Fire regime often relates to the realm of Limiting, thereby connecting several areas of interest. His Plant community study also includes fields such as

  • Forb, Graminoid, Plant ecology and Biodiversity most often made with reference to Shrub-steppe,
  • Species richness which intersects with area such as Global warming, Species diversity, Community structure and Grassland.

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

Quantitative Effects of Grazing on Vegetation and Soils Over a Global Range of Environments

D. G. Milchunas;W. K. Lauenroth.
Ecological Monographs (1993)

2342 Citations

A Generalized Model of the Effects of Grazing by Large Herbivores on Grassland Community Structure

D. G. Milchunas;O. E. Sala;W. K. Lauenroth.
The American Naturalist (1988)

1601 Citations

Primary Production of the Central Grassland Region of the United States

O. E. Sala;W. J. Parton;L. A. Joyce;W. K. Lauenroth.
Ecology (1988)

1355 Citations

The effect of grazing on the spatial heterogeneity of vegetation

Peter B. Adler;D. A. Raff;W. K. Lauenroth.
Oecologia (2001)

1016 Citations

Intercomparison, interpretation, and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982-2006

Michael A. White;Kirsten M. De Beurs;Kamel Didan;David W. Inouye.
Global Change Biology (2009)

816 Citations

Long‐Term Forage Production of North American Shortgrass Steppe

W. K. Lauenroth;O. E. Sala.
Ecological Applications (1992)

719 Citations

ANPP ESTIMATES FROM NDVI FOR THE CENTRAL GRASSLAND REGION OF THE UNITED STATES

José M. Paruelo;Howard E. Epstein;William K. Lauenroth;Ingrid C. Burke.
Ecology (1997)

665 Citations

Small rainfall events: An ecological role in semiarid regions

O. E. Sala;W. K. Lauenroth.
Oecologia (1982)

600 Citations

A multi-scale perspective of water pulses in dryland ecosystems: climatology and ecohydrology of the western USA.

Michael E. Loik;David D. Breshears;William K. Lauenroth;Jayne Belnap.
Oecologia (2004)

542 Citations

No Consistent Effect of Plant Diversity on Productivity

M. A. Huston;L. W. Aarssen;M. P. Austin;B. S. Cade.
Science (2000)

434 Citations

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