Trends in Ecology & Evolution

(The TQCC of Trends in Ecology & Evolution is 21. 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.)
Rewriting results sections in the language of evidence240
Beyond organic farming – harnessing biodiversity-friendly landscapes238
Making the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration a Social-Ecological Endeavour197
A Roadmap for Understanding the Evolutionary Significance of Structural Genomic Variation195
Surplus Carbon Drives Allocation and Plant–Soil Interactions171
The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics139
Why is Tree Drought Mortality so Hard to Predict?135
iEcology: Harnessing Large Online Resources to Generate Ecological Insights130
The Temporal Dynamics of Multiple Stressor Effects: From Individuals to Ecosystems128
Addressing context dependence in ecology124
Mining museums for historical DNA: advances and challenges in museomics116
The Net Effect of Functional Traits on Fitness111
Plant Trait Networks: Improved Resolution of the Dimensionality of Adaptation110
Are Environmental DNA Methods Ready for Aquatic Invasive Species Management?106
Plant phosphorus-acquisition and -use strategies affect soil carbon cycling101
Freshwater salinisation: a research agenda for a saltier world101
Protecting Biodiversity (in All Its Complexity): New Models and Methods101
The Importance of Genetic Redundancy in Evolution93
Emerging Perspectives on Resource Tracking and Animal Movement Ecology90
After the Megafires: What Next for Australian Wildlife?89
Tropical Cyclone Ecology: A Scale-Link Perspective88
Functional trait effects on ecosystem stability: assembling the jigsaw puzzle87
Multilevel Organisation of Animal Sociality86
Integrating Mitochondrial Aerobic Metabolism into Ecology and Evolution86
Environmental RNA: A Revolution in Ecological Resolution?86
The Demographic Buffering Hypothesis: Evidence and Challenges84
Adaptive Evolution in Cities: Progress and Misconceptions84
Emerging technologies revolutionise insect ecology and monitoring83
Understanding 'Non-genetic' Inheritance: Insights from Molecular-Evolutionary Crosstalk82
The IPBES Global Assessment: Pathways to Action80
Agriculture and the Disruption of Plant–Microbial Symbiosis78
On the Interpretations of Joint Modeling in Community Ecology78
Towards a Comparative Framework of Demographic Resilience78
The Adaptive Value of Numerical Competence77
Plant–Soil Feedbacks and Temporal Dynamics of Plant Diversity–Productivity Relationships76
Transboundary Frontiers: An Emerging Priority for Biodiversity Conservation75
Phylogenetics is the New Genetics (for Most of Biodiversity)74
Standardizing Ecosystem Morphological Traits from 3D Information Sources74
Epigenetic inheritance and reproductive mode in plants and animals73
Evaluating Impact Using Time-Series Data72
Energy Flow Through Marine Ecosystems: Confronting Transfer Efficiency71
Shape-shifting: changing animal morphologies as a response to climatic warming70
Deep-Sea Misconceptions Cause Underestimation of Seabed-Mining Impacts70
Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative68
Integrating Behavior in Life-History Theory: Allocation versus Acquisition?66
Global trends in aquatic animal tracking with acoustic telemetry66
Making ecology really global66
How useful are thermal vulnerability indices?66
The cold range limit of trees64
Urban Biodiversity and the Importance of Scale64
Winner–Loser Species Replacements in Human-Modified Landscapes63
Coral environmental memory: causes, mechanisms, and consequences for future reefs62
The Persistence of Polymorphisms across Species Radiations61
Fungi are key players in extreme ecosystems61
Invasion Science and the Global Spread of SARS-CoV-261
A Darwinian Laboratory of Multiple Contact Zones61
Bridging the research-implementation gap in IUCN Red List assessments61
The role of alternative splicing in adaptation and evolution60
Intergenerational Transfer of Ageing: Parental Age and Offspring Lifespan58
Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Stress Responses58
COVID-19 Highlights the Need for More Effective Wildlife Trade Legislation57
Decoding the Evolution of Melanin in Vertebrates56
Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene56
Deciphering the Biodiversity–Production Mutualism in the Global Food Security Debate55
Dispersal Reduction: Causes, Genomic Mechanisms, and Evolutionary Consequences55
Can large herbivores enhance ecosystem carbon persistence?55
The Neglected Belowground Dimension of Plant Dominance54
Unraveling the Zoonotic Origin and Transmission of SARS-CoV-254
Biological Earth observation with animal sensors53
Identifying Microbiome-Mediated Behaviour in Wild Vertebrates53
The Role of Evolution in Shaping Ecological Networks52
Does Plasticity Trade Off With Basal Heat Tolerance?52
On the Three Major Recycling Pathways in Terrestrial Ecosystems52
The mismeasure of conservation51
Critical links between biodiversity and health in wild bee conservation51
Animal migration to northern latitudes: environmental changes and increasing threats50
Dynamic landscapes of fear: understanding spatiotemporal risk50
Predictability of Biotic Stress Structures Plant Defence Evolution50
Taking the Animals’ Perspective Regarding Anthropogenic Underwater Sound49
Advancing Systematic Conservation Planning for Ecosystem Services48
The Power of Infochemicals in Mediating Individualized Niches47
Living Litter: Dynamic Trait Spectra Predict Fauna Composition47
Organic Matter Degradation across Ecosystem Boundaries: The Need for a Unified Conceptualization47
The Silver Lining of Extreme Events47
Improving Predictions of Climate Change–Land Use Change Interactions46
Towards a Probabilistic Understanding About the Context-Dependency of Species Interactions45
Inviting ecologists to delve deeper into traditional ecological knowledge45
Protected areas and the future of insect conservation45
Disease-mediated ecosystem services: Pathogens, plants, and people44
Plant Secondary Compounds in Soil and Their Role in Belowground Species Interactions44
The latitudinal taxonomy gradient43
Metamorphosis in an Era of Increasing Climate Variability43
The Evolution of ‘Ecological Release’ into the 21st Century43
Linking ecomechanical models and functional traits to understand phenotypic diversity42
Hygric Niches for Tropical Endotherms41
Pathways for Novel Epidemiology: Plant–Pollinator–Pathogen Networks and Global Change41
Phenotypic variation in urban environments: mechanisms and implications41
You’re Just My Type: Mate Choice and Behavioral Types41
Beyond Infection: Integrating Competence into Reservoir Host Prediction41
Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution41
Coevolutionary Governance of Antibiotic and Pesticide Resistance40
Stemming the Flow: Information, Infection, and Social Evolution40
What is domestication?40
What are mycorrhizal traits?39
Ecosystem consequences of herbicides: the role of microbiome39
Bacterial cooperation through horizontal gene transfer39
Draining the Swamping Hypothesis: Little Evidence that Gene Flow Reduces Fitness at Range Edges38
What Maintains Flower Colour Variation within Populations?38
Evolutionary Responses to Warming38
Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning37
A 2021 Horizon Scan of Emerging Global Biological Conservation Issues37
Pulse Heat Stress and Parasitism in a Warming World37
Leveraging Motivations, Personality, and Sensory Cues for Vertebrate Pest Management36
Life in Deserts: The Genetic Basis of Mammalian Desert Adaptation36
Farm robots: ecological utopia or dystopia?35
Time to Integrate Pollinator Science into Soybean Production35
Photic Barriers to Poleward Range-shifts35
Studying speciation and extinction dynamics from phylogenies: addressing identifiability issues34
Climate Dipoles as Continental Drivers of Plant and Animal Populations34
Scale gaps in landscape phenology: challenges and opportunities34
Conceptualizing ecosystem services using social–ecological networks34
Overcoming biotic homogenization in ecological restoration34
Is Variation in Conspecific Negative Density Dependence Driving Tree Diversity Patterns at Large Scales?34
Plasticity’s role in adaptive evolution depends on environmental change components33
The effects of light pollution on migratory animal behavior33
A horizon scan of global biological conservation issues for 202233
Ancient and historical DNA in conservation policy33
Causal assumptions and causal inference in ecological experiments33
Emerging evidence of plant domestication as a landscape-level process33
Confronting the Modern Gordian Knot of Urban Beekeeping33
Herbivore Impacts on Carbon Cycling in Boreal Forests33
Valuing the contributions of non-native species to people and nature32
The ecological impacts of discarded cigarette butts32
On the Origin of Coexisting Species32
Bias assessments to expand research harnessing biological collections32
Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems to Ocean Deoxygenation31
Demystifying ecological connectivity for actionable spatial conservation planning30
To harness traits for ecology, let’s abandon ‘functionality’30
Biodiversity in European agricultural landscapes: transformative societal changes needed29
Reframing the Wilderness Concept can Bolster Collaborative Conservation29
Next-generation cophylogeny: unravelling eco-evolutionary processes29
Nitrogen deposition and climate: an integrated synthesis28
Biodiversity Conservation and the Earth System: Mind the Gap28
Measuring Coevolutionary Dynamics in Species-Rich Communities28
Molecular ecology meets systematic conservation planning28
Animal Behavioral Responses to the COVID-19 Quietus28
Intraspecific Adaptation Load: A Mechanism for Species Coexistence27
Environmental lead exposure from halide perovskites in solar cells27
Societal extinction of species27
Predation landscapes influence migratory prey ecology and evolution27
Predicting responses to marine heatwaves using functional traits27
Behavioral plasticity can facilitate evolution in urban environments27
Speciation by sexual selection: 20 years of progress27
Emerging contaminants and biological effects in Arctic wildlife27
Survival of the Systems26
Symbiotic organs: the nexus of host–microbe evolution26
Examining Natural History through the Lens of Palaeogenomics26
How Field Courses Propel Inclusion and Collective Excellence26
Bee and non-bee pollinator importance for local food security26
Viewing animal migration through a social lens26
Evolving spatial conservation prioritization with intraspecific genetic data26
The herbarium of the future26
Evolution of Cellular Differentiation: From Hypotheses to Models26
Reconciling livestock production and wild herbivore conservation: challenges and opportunities25
Nutritional Dimensions of Invasive Success25
Investigating Biotic Interactions in Deep Time25
Evolution via somatic genetic variation in modular species25
A global horizon scan for urban evolutionary ecology25
Extended phenotypes: buffers or amplifiers of climate change?24
The Nidobiome: A Framework for Understanding Microbiome Assembly in Neonates24
Evolutionary importance of intraspecific variation in sex pheromones24
Teaching between the Lines: Representation in Science Textbooks24
Plant litter strengthens positive biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships over time24
A holocentric twist to chromosomal speciation?24
Predicting the impacts of chemical pollutants on animal groups24
When Ecology Fails: How Reproductive Interactions Promote Species Coexistence23
How to improve scaling from traits to ecosystem processes23
Carrying Capacity of Spatially Distributed Metapopulations23
Biased Hybridization and Its Impact on Adaptive Introgression23
A call to reconceptualize lichen symbioses23
Beyond ecology: ecosystem restoration as a process for social-ecological transformation22
Healthy Pollinators: Evaluating Pesticides with Molecular Medicine Approaches22
Feedbacks in ecology and evolution21
Certainty and integration of options in animal movement21
Fisheries-induced changes of shoaling behaviour: mechanisms and potential consequences21
Valuing marine restoration beyond the ‘too small and too expensive’21
Toward a general theory of plant carbon economics21
The ecology and evolution of key innovations21
Why do plants silicify?21
Food intake: an overlooked driver of climate change casualties?21
A solution for breaking the language barrier21
Fungal behaviour: a new frontier in behavioural ecology21