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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
Earth Science D-index 49 Citations 7,901 139 World Ranking 1883 National Ranking 96

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Awards & Achievements

1999 - Geochemistry Fellow Honor, Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry

1990 - Arthur L. Day Medal, The Geological Society of America

1988 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1983 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1980 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Academy of Science

1962 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1932 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

GSA Honorary Fellow Award, The Geological Society of America

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Mineral
  • Oxygen
  • Ecology

His primary scientific interests are in Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Soil water, Environmental chemistry and Continental crust. His Mineralogy research incorporates elements of Mineralization, Biofilm, Sedimentary rock, Basalt and Silicate. His Geochemistry study combines topics in areas such as Carbonate, Quartz and Hydrothermal circulation.

William S. Fyfe combines subjects such as Nickel, Acetate fermentation, Methanogenesis, Carbon cycle and Authigenic with his study of Environmental chemistry. The various areas that William S. Fyfe examines in his Continental crust study include Graphite, Subduction and Grain boundary. His studies deal with areas such as Igneous rock and Oceanic crust as well as Crust.

His most cited work include:

  • The evolution of the earth's crust: Modern plate tectonics to ancient hot spot tectonics? (247 citations)
  • Metallic ion binding by Bacillus subtilis; implications for the fossilization of microorganisms (237 citations)
  • Bacteria as nucleation sites for authigenic minerals in a metal-contaminated lake sediment (235 citations)

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

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Environmental chemistry, Clay minerals and Crust. His Geochemistry study incorporates themes from Carbonate and Hydrothermal circulation. The study incorporates disciplines such as Sedimentary rock and Analytical chemistry in addition to Mineralogy.

His study on Environmental chemistry also encompasses disciplines like

  • Algae which is related to area like Microorganism and Metal,
  • Wetland and Soil water most often made with reference to Peat. His research investigates the connection between Clay minerals and topics such as Kaolinite that intersect with issues in Illite and Quartz. As part of the same scientific family, William S. Fyfe usually focuses on Crust, concentrating on Subduction and intersecting with Lithosphere, Petrology and Earth science.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (36.31%)
  • Mineralogy (29.61%)
  • Environmental chemistry (13.97%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 1998-2017)?

  • Geochemistry (36.31%)
  • Carbonate (5.59%)
  • Environmental chemistry (13.97%)

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

Geochemistry, Carbonate, Environmental chemistry, Calcite and Mineralogy are his primary areas of study. Metamorphic rock, Ultramafic rock, Basalt, Clay minerals and Olivine are the core of his Geochemistry study. William S. Fyfe works mostly in the field of Ultramafic rock, limiting it down to topics relating to Amphibole and, in certain cases, Continental crust and Mantle.

His research investigates the connection with Carbonate and areas like Mineral which intersect with concerns in Greenstone belt, Igneous rock, Pyroclastic rock and Isotopes of oxygen. His work carried out in the field of Environmental chemistry brings together such families of science as Peat, Bog, Soil water, Acetate fermentation and Wetland. A large part of his Mineralogy studies is devoted to Pyrrhotite.

Between 1998 and 2017, his most popular works were:

  • Cenozoic episodic volcanism and continental rifting in northeast China and possible link to Japan Sea development as revealed from K Ar geochronology (155 citations)
  • Evolution of stable carbon isotope compositions for methane and carbon dioxide in freshwater wetlands and other anaerobic environments (126 citations)
  • Geomicrobiology of carbonate–silicate microbialites from Hawaiian basaltic sea caves (78 citations)

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

  • Mineral
  • Ecology
  • Oxygen

William S. Fyfe mostly deals with Organic matter, Geochemistry, Calcite, Environmental chemistry and Aragonite. William S. Fyfe has included themes like Carbonate, Hydromagnesite and Mineralogy in his Geochemistry study. William S. Fyfe has researched Hydromagnesite in several fields, including Calcium carbonate, Microbial mat and Silicate.

His research integrates issues of Peat, Bog, Acetate fermentation and Wetland in his study of Environmental chemistry. The concepts of his Acetate fermentation study are interwoven with issues in Sulfate, Carbon cycle and Isotopes of carbon. His Wetland research integrates issues from Soil organic matter and Soil water.

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Best Publications

The evolution of the earth's crust: Modern plate tectonics to ancient hot spot tectonics?

W.S. Fyfe.
Chemical Geology (1978)

375 Citations

Metal Interactions with Microbial Biofilms in Acidic and Neutral pH Environments.

F. G. Ferris;S. Schultze;T. C. Witten;W. S. Fyfe.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (1989)

338 Citations

Bacteria as nucleation sites for authigenic minerals in a metal-contaminated lake sediment

F.G. Ferris;W.S. Fyfe;T.J. Beveridge.
Chemical Geology (1987)

330 Citations

Metallic ion binding by Bacillus subtilis; implications for the fossilization of microorganisms

F. G. Ferris;W. S. Fyfe;T. J. Beveridge.
Geology (1988)

305 Citations

Grain-boundary graphite in rocks and implications for high electrical conductivity in the lower crust

B. Ronald Frost;William S. Fyfe;Kazue Tazaki;Tammy Chan.
Nature (1989)

301 Citations

Iron-silica crystallite nucleation by bacteria in a geothermal sediment

F. G. Ferris;T. J. Beveridge;W. S. Fyfe.
Nature (1986)

294 Citations

Rate of serpentinization in seafloor environments

A.H. Macdonald;W.S. Fyfe.
Tectonophysics (1985)

284 Citations

Chloritization of the hydrothermally altered bedrock at the Igarapé Bahia gold deposit, Carajás, Brazil

W. Zang;W. S. Fyfe.
Mineralium Deposita (1995)

254 Citations

The gold—carbonate association: Source of CO2, and CO2 fixation reactions in Archaean lode deposits

R. Kerrich;W.S. Fyfe.
Chemical Geology (1981)

244 Citations

Cenozoic episodic volcanism and continental rifting in northeast China and possible link to Japan Sea development as revealed from K Ar geochronology

Jiaqi Liu;Jingtai Han;Jingtai Han;William S. Fyfe.
Tectonophysics (2001)

234 Citations

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