Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

(The H4-Index of Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment is 47. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Managing riparian buffer strips to optimise ecosystem services: A review141
Effect of biochar and compost on soil properties and organic matter in aggregate size fractions under field conditions120
Agroforestry boosts soil health in the humid and sub-humid tropics: A meta-analysis119
Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from slurry storage - A review113
Carbon-nitrogen isotope coupling of soil organic matter in a karst region under land use change, Southwest China112
Agroforestry systems can mitigate the impacts of climate change on coffee production: A spatially explicit assessment in Brazil112
Residues of currently used pesticides in soils and earthworms: A silent threat?83
Accumulation of organic carbon in various soil aggregate sizes under different land use systems in a semi-arid environment82
Permanent grasslands in Europe: Land use change and intensification decrease their multifunctionality80
Ecological network construction of the heterogeneous agro-pastoral areas in the upper Yellow River basin79
Contrasting effects of straw and straw-derived biochar applications on soil carbon accumulation and nitrogen use efficiency in double-rice cropping systems78
Spatial scale effects of the variable relationships between landscape pattern and water quality: Example from an agricultural karst river basin, Southwestern China77
Soil organic carbon is affected by organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping in organic farming systems: A meta-analysis76
Worldwide importance of insect pollination in apple orchards: A review75
Biochar and vermicompost improve the soil properties and the yield and quality of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) grown in plastic shed soil continuously cropped for different years75
Global trends in the number and diversity of managed pollinator species73
Application of systematic strategy for agricultural non-point source pollution control in Yangtze River basin, China67
Rhizosphere effects promote soil aggregate stability and associated organic carbon sequestration in rocky areas of desertification66
Global meta-analyses show that conservation tillage practices promote soil fungal and bacterial biomass63
Multiple long-term observations reveal a strategy for soil pH-dependent fertilization and fungal communities in support of agricultural production63
Agricultural land use and management weaken the soil erosion induced by extreme rainstorms61
Effect of chemical fertilizer and straw-derived organic amendments on continuous maize yield, soil carbon sequestration and soil quality in a Chinese Mollisol60
Impacts of agronomic measures on crop, soil, and environmental indicators: A review and synthesis of meta-analysis59
Biochar alters soil microbial communities and potential functions 3–4 years after amendment in a double rice cropping system59
May conservation tillage enhance soil C and N accumulation without decreasing yield in intensive irrigated croplands? Results from an eight-year maize monoculture58
Landscape crop diversity and semi-natural habitat affect crop pollinators, pollination benefit and yield58
Changes in ecosystem service values in karst areas of China57
Paddy soils have a much higher microbial biomass content than upland soils: A review of the origin, mechanisms, and drivers56
Manure application increases microbiome complexity in soil aggregate fractions: Results of an 18-year field experiment56
No-tillage with mulching improves maize yield in dryland farming through regulating soil temperature, water and nitrate-N55
Comprehensive assessment of the effects of nitrification inhibitor application on reactive nitrogen loss in intensive vegetable production systems55
Effects of long-term no tillage and straw return on greenhouse gas emissions and crop yields from a rice-wheat system in central China55
Soil organic carbon sequestration in temperate agroforestry systems – A meta-analysis54
A global meta-analysis of grazing effects on plant richness54
Crop rotation history constrains soil biodiversity and multifunctionality relationships53
Agricultural and urban delivered nitrate pollution input to Mediterranean temporary freshwaters52
Effects of agricultural activities coupled with karst structures on riverine biogeochemical cycles and environmental quality in the karst region52
Intercropping increases soil extracellular enzyme activity: A meta-analysis52
Reducing ammonia volatilization and increasing nitrogen use efficiency in machine-transplanted rice with side-deep fertilization in a double-cropping rice system in Southern China52
Effect of grazing exclusion on nitrous oxide emissions during freeze-thaw cycles in a typical steppe of Inner Mongolia50
Soil Acidification caused by excessive application of nitrogen fertilizer aggravates soil-borne diseases: Evidence from literature review and field trials49
Soil carbon storage and mineralization rates are affected by carbon inputs rather than physical disturbance: Evidence from a 47-year tillage experiment49
Karst ecosystem and environment: Characteristics, evolution processes, and sustainable development49
Four-year continuous residual effects of biochar application to a sandy loam soil on crop yield and N2O and NO emissions under maize-wheat rotation48
Niche differentiation of comammox Nitrospira and canonical ammonia oxidizers in soil aggregate fractions following 27-year fertilizations48
Spatial patterns of county-level arable land productive-capacity and its coordination with land-use intensity in mainland China48
Long-term soil organic carbon dynamics in temperate cropland-grassland systems48
The application of Bacillus Megaterium alters soil microbial community composition, bioavailability of soil phosphorus and potassium, and cucumber growth in the plastic shed system of North China47
Soil properties and the growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) in response to reed (phragmites communis) biochar use in a salt-affected soil in the Yellow River Delta47