Global Change Biology

(The TQCC of Global Change Biology is 22. 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 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss459
Getting the message right on nature‐based solutions to climate change399
Forest microclimates and climate change: Importance, drivers and future research agenda380
Projecting the continental accumulation of alien species through to 2050359
Ten golden rules for reforestation to optimize carbon sequestration, biodiversity recovery and livelihood benefits330
Mapping the effectiveness of nature‐based solutions for climate change adaptation283
30 years of free‐air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE): What have we learned about future crop productivity and its potential for adaptation?260
Positive but variable effects of crop diversification on biodiversity and ecosystem services204
Can N2O emissions offset the benefits from soil organic carbon storage?197
Elevated temperature shifts soil N cycling from microbial immobilization to enhanced mineralization, nitrification and denitrification across global terrestrial ecosystems184
Record‐setting climate enabled the extraordinary 2020 fire season in the western United States183
Long‐term declines and recovery of meadow area across the world’s seagrass bioregions181
Temperature sensitivity of SOM decomposition is linked with a K‐selected microbial community178
Marine heatwaves drive recurrent mass mortalities in the Mediterranean Sea161
Drivers of future alien species impacts: An expert‐based assessment146
Plastic ingestion by marine fish is widespread and increasing146
Large‐scale importance of microbial carbon use efficiency and necromass to soil organic carbon144
Soil multitrophic network complexity enhances the link between biodiversity and multifunctionality in agricultural systems144
Contrasting pathways of carbon sequestration in paddy and upland soils142
Accelerated increase in vegetation carbon sequestration in China after 2010: A turning point resulting from climate and human interaction141
The pervasive and multifaceted influence of biocrusts on water in the world's drylands140
The soil microbial carbon pump: From conceptual insights to empirical assessments139
Climate change induces multiple risks to boreal forests and forestry in Finland: A literature review138
Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic134
Long‐term nitrogen loading alleviates phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems130
Multiple stressors determine river ecological status at the European scale: Towards an integrated understanding of river status deterioration130
SoilTemp: A global database of near‐surface temperature127
Land‐based measures to mitigate climate change: Potential and feasibility by country126
Global maps of soil temperature125
Tropicalization of temperate ecosystems in North America: The northward range expansion of tropical organisms in response to warming winter temperatures123
Long‐term, amplified responses of soil organic carbon to nitrogen addition worldwide123
Climate change‐mediated temperature extremes and insects: From outbreaks to breakdowns121
Standardized short‐term acute heat stress assays resolve historical differences in coral thermotolerance across microhabitat reef sites120
Extreme heat increases stomatal conductance and drought‐induced mortality risk in vulnerable plant species115
Growth and resilience responses of Scots pine to extreme droughts across Europe depend on predrought growth conditions114
Patterns and drivers of global gross nitrogen mineralization in soils112
From energy to (soil organic) matter111
Systemic effects of rising atmospheric vapor pressure deficit on plant physiology and productivity107
Global soil‐derived ammonia emissions from agricultural nitrogen fertilizer application: A refinement based on regional and crop‐specific emission factors106
Ecosystem transpiration and evaporation: Insights from three water flux partitioning methods across FLUXNET sites105
Future carbon emissions from global mangrove forest loss104
Responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to nitrogen addition: A meta‐analysis103
Changes in plant inputs alter soil carbon and microbial communities in forest ecosystems102
Global variation in diurnal asymmetry in temperature, cloud cover, specific humidity and precipitation and its association with leaf area index101
Global increase in wildfire risk due to climate‐driven declines in fuel moisture100
Global gross nitrification rates are dominantly driven by soil carbon‐to‐nitrogen stoichiometry and total nitrogen99
Mechanisms of soil organic carbon stability and its response to no‐till: A global synthesis and perspective98
Microplastics in terrestrial ecosystems: Moving beyond the state of the art to minimize the risk of ecological surprise96
Global human influence maps reveal clear opportunities in conserving Earth’s remaining intact terrestrial ecosystems96
Fungal community structure and function shifts with atmospheric nitrogen deposition96
Nitrogen addition stimulates soil aggregation and enhances carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems of China: A meta‐analysis95
Warming reshaped the microbial hierarchical interactions94
Linking microbial functional gene abundance and soil extracellular enzyme activity: Implications for soil carbon dynamics93
Clarifying the evidence for microbial‐ and plant‐derived soil organic matter, and the path toward a more quantitative understanding93
Statistical upscaling of ecosystem CO2 fluxes across the terrestrial tundra and boreal domain: Regional patterns and uncertainties89
Phosphorus addition decreases microbial residual contribution to soil organic carbon pool in a tropical coastal forest88
Nitrogen fertilization weakens the linkage between soil carbon and microbial diversity: A global meta‐analysis85
Drought legacies and ecosystem responses to subsequent drought85
Meta‐analysis of yield and nitrous oxide outcomes for nitrogen management in agriculture85
Systematic over‐crediting in California's forest carbon offsets program85
Significant increase in natural disturbance impacts on European forests since 195084
Potential benefits of liming to acid soils on climate change mitigation and food security81
Where should China practice forestry in a warming world?81
Soil priming effect and its responses to nutrient addition along a tropical forest elevation gradient81
Large‐scale early‐wilting response of Central European forests to the 2018 extreme drought81
A framework for modelling soil structure dynamics induced by biological activity80
Identifying areas at risk of drought‐induced tree mortality across South‐Eastern Australia80
Long‐term nitrogen input alters plant and soil bacterial, but not fungal beta diversity in a semiarid grassland80
High microbial diversity stabilizes the responses of soil organic carbon decomposition to warming in the subsoil on the Tibetan Plateau80
Detecting forest response to droughts with global observations of vegetation water content79
A global overview of studies about land management, land‐use change, and climate change effects on soil organic carbon78
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) range contraction and expansion in Europe under changing climate78
Carbon myopia: The urgent need for integrated social, economic and environmental action in the livestock sector77
Increases in extreme heat stress in domesticated livestock species during the twenty‐first century76
Hyphae move matter and microbes to mineral microsites: Integrating the hyphosphere into conceptual models of soil organic matter stabilization76
Heatwave‐induced synchrony within forage fish portfolio disrupts energy flow to top pelagic predators76
The role of fire in global forest loss dynamics75
Beyond bulk: Density fractions explain heterogeneity in global soil carbon abundance and persistence75
Global patterns and drivers of rainfall partitioning by trees and shrubs74
Climate and land‐use change will lead to a faunal “savannization” on tropical rainforests74
Storm and fire disturbances in Europe: Distribution and trends73
Increasing the organic carbon stocks in mineral soils sequesters large amounts of phosphorus73
Growth resistance and resilience of mixed silver fir and Norway spruce forests in central Europe: Contrasting responses to mild and severe droughts73
Climate change research and action must look beyond 210073
Distribution, sources, and decomposition of soil organic matter along a salinity gradient in estuarine wetlands characterized by C:N ratio, δ13C‐δ15N, and lignin biomarker72
The impact of interventions in the global land and agri‐food sectors on Nature’s Contributions to People and the UN Sustainable Development Goals72
Tropical peatlands and their contribution to the global carbon cycle and climate change71
Climate change and ageing in ectotherms71
Nitrogen‐induced acidification, not N‐nutrient, dominates suppressive N effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi70
Can cropland management practices lower net greenhouse emissions without compromising yield?70
Large potential for crop production adaptation depends on available future varieties70
The effect of global change on soil phosphatase activity70
Overview of global status of plastic presence in marine vertebrates69
Climate regime shift and forest loss amplify fire in Amazonian forests69
Spartina alterniflora invasion controls organic carbon stocks in coastal marsh and mangrove soils across tropics and subtropics69
Microplastics and the functional traits of fishes: A global meta‐analysis68
Exploring movement patterns and changing distributions of baleen whales in the western North Atlantic using a decade of passive acoustic data67
Land‐use change and biodiversity: Challenges for assembling evidence on the greatest threat to nature67
ForestTemp – Sub‐canopy microclimate temperatures of European forests67
Beyond denitrification: The role of microbial diversity in controlling nitrous oxide reduction and soil nitrous oxide emissions67
Climate change considerations are fundamental to management of deep‐sea resource extraction67
Disturbance type and species life history predict mammal responses to humans66
Species on the move around the Australian coastline: A continental‐scale review of climate‐driven species redistribution in marine systems65
Tree planting in organic soils does not result in net carbon sequestration on decadal timescales65
Modelling climate change impacts on maize yields under low nitrogen input conditions in sub‐Saharan Africa64
Two centuries for an almost complete community turnover from native to non‐native species in a riverine ecosystem64
Increasing picocyanobacteria success in shelf waters contributes to long‐term food web degradation64
Human activities' fingerprint on multitrophic biodiversity and ecosystem functions across a major river catchment in China64
Depth‐dependent drivers of soil microbial necromass carbon across Tibetan alpine grasslands63
The Brazilian Cerrado is becoming hotter and drier63
Optimal temperature of vegetation productivity and its linkage with climate and elevation on the Tibetan Plateau63
Variations and controlling factors of soil denitrification rate63
Increased soil release of greenhouse gases shrinks terrestrial carbon uptake enhancement under warming62
Decipher soil organic carbon dynamics and driving forces across China using machine learning62
Unchartered waters: Climate change likely to intensify infectious disease outbreaks causing mass mortality events in marine mammals62
Welcome to the Pyrocene: Animal survival in the age of megafire62
Mechanisms underlying leaf photosynthetic acclimation to warming and elevated CO2 as inferred from least‐cost optimality theory62
Carbon limitation overrides acidification in mediating soil microbial activity to nitrogen enrichment in a temperate grassland62
From pools to flow: The PROMISE framework for new insights on soil carbon cycling in a changing world61
Phosphorus addition decreases plant lignin but increases microbial necromass contribution to soil organic carbon in a subalpine forest61
Core microbiota drive functional stability of soil microbiome in reforestation ecosystems61
Global variation in soil carbon sequestration potential through improved cropland management60
Geographic variation in responses of kelp forest communities of the California Current to recent climatic changes60
Satellite observations document trends consistent with a boreal forest biome shift60
Insects in high‐elevation streams: Life in extreme environments imperiled by climate change59
Coast‐wide evidence of low pH amelioration by seagrass ecosystems59
Identifying dominant environmental predictors of freshwater wetland methane fluxes across diurnal to seasonal time scales59
Background nutrient concentration determines phytoplankton bloom response to marine heatwaves59
Stream microbial communities and ecosystem functioning show complex responses to multiple stressors in wastewater59
Large climate mitigation potential from adding trees to agricultural lands59
Urbanization imprint on land surface phenology: The urban–rural gradient analysis for Chinese cities58
Increased greenhouse gas emissions intensity of major croplands in China: Implications for food security and climate change mitigation58
Evidence of non‐stationary relationships between climate and forest responses: Increased sensitivity to climate change in Iberian forests58
Moisture availability mediates the relationship between terrestrial gross primary production and solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Insights from global‐scale variations58
Stimulation of ammonia oxidizer and denitrifier abundances by nitrogen loading: Poor predictability for increased soil N2O emission58
Global divergent trends of algal blooms detected by satellite during 1982–201858
Data‐driven estimates of fertilizer‐induced soil NH3, NO and N2O emissions from croplands in China and their climate change impacts58
Warming temperatures could expose more than 1.3 billion new people to Zika virus risk by 205057
Regional trends and drivers of the global methane budget57
Agricultural acceleration of soil carbonate weathering57
Actions to halt biodiversity loss generally benefit the climate57
Small artificial waterbodies are widespread and persistent emitters of methane and carbon dioxide57
Greening drylands despite warming consistent with carbon dioxide fertilization effect56
Responses of soil organic carbon stock to animal manure application: A new global synthesis integrating the impacts of agricultural managements and environmental conditions56
Soil organic carbon in irrigated agricultural systems: A meta‐analysis56
Winter snow and spring temperature have differential effects on vegetation phenology and productivity across Arctic plant communities56
Leaching of dissolved organic carbon from mineral soils plays a significant role in the terrestrial carbon balance55
Precipitation–productivity relationships and the duration of precipitation anomalies: An underappreciated dimension of climate change55
Drainage increases CO2 and N2O emissions from tropical peat soils55
Wild bees as winners and losers: Relative impacts of landscape composition, quality, and climate54
Photoperiod decelerates the advance of spring phenology of six deciduous tree species under climate warming54
Forest conversion to plantations: A meta‐analysis of consequences for soil and microbial properties and functions54
Genomic vulnerability to rapid climate warming in a tree species with a long generation time54
Linking root respiration to chemistry and morphology across species54
Inactive and inefficient: Warming and drought effect on microbial carbon processing in alpine grassland at depth54
Threshold responses of riverine fish communities to land use conversion across regions of the world54
Microbial metabolic response to winter warming stabilizes soil carbon54
Stocks and losses of soil organic carbon from Chinese vegetated coastal habitats54
Novel feeding interactions amplify the impact of species redistribution on an Arctic food web54
Widespread decline in Central European plant diversity across six decades53
The combined effects of climate change and river fragmentation on the distribution of Andean Amazon fishes53
Bumblebee resilience to climate change, through plastic and adaptive responses53
Ensemble modelling, uncertainty and robust predictions of organic carbon in long‐term bare‐fallow soils53
Continental‐scale tree‐ring‐based projection of Douglas‐fir growth: Testing the limits of space‐for‐time substitution53
Global methane and nitrous oxide emissions from inland waters and estuaries52
Three‐dimensional change in temperature sensitivity of northern vegetation phenology52
Revisiting the cumulative effects of drought on global gross primary productivity based on new long‐term series data (1982–2018)52
Global ecosystems and fire: Multi‐model assessment of fire‐induced tree‐cover and carbon storage reduction52
Elevated temperature increases the accumulation of microbial necromass nitrogen in soil via increasing microbial turnover52
Vital roles of soil microbes in driving terrestrial nitrogen immobilization52
Combined effects of heatwaves and micropollutants on freshwater ecosystems: Towards an integrated assessment of extreme events in multiple stressors research52
A global meta‐analysis of nitrous oxide emission from drip‐irrigated cropping system52
Permafrost nitrogen status and its determinants on the Tibetan Plateau52
Exceptional heat and atmospheric dryness amplified losses of primary production during the 2020 U.S. Southwest hot drought51
Coral‐bleaching responses to climate change across biological scales51
Animal mortality during fire51
Canopy photosynthesis of six major arable crops is enhanced under diffuse light due to canopy architecture51
Living on the edge: A continental‐scale assessment of forest vulnerability to drought51
Interactive global change factors mitigate soil aggregation and carbon change in a semi‐arid grassland50
High temperatures enhance the microbial genetic potential to recycle C and N from necromass in high‐mountain soils50
Impacts of artificial light at night in marine ecosystems—A review50
The problem of scale in predicting biological responses to climate50
Global fading of the temperature–growth coupling at alpine and polar treelines50
Divergent drivers of the microbial methane sink in temperate forest and grassland soils50
Annual precipitation explains variability in dryland vegetation greenness globally but not locally49
Wildfire combustion and carbon stocks in the southern Canadian boreal forest: Implications for a warming world49
A century of fish growth in relation to climate change, population dynamics and exploitation49
Are we ready to track climate‐driven shifts in marine species across international boundaries? ‐ A global survey of scientific bottom trawl data49
A meta‐analysis of responses in floral traits and flower–visitor interactions to water deficit49
Large quantities of small microplastics permeate the surface ocean to abyssal depths in the South Atlantic Gyre48
Joint effects of climate, tree size, and year on annual tree growth derived from tree‐ring records of ten globally distributed forests48
Evolutionary principles and genetic considerations for guiding conservation interventions under climate change48
Increasingly severe cyanobacterial blooms and deep water hypoxia coincide with warming water temperatures in reservoirs48
The global decline in the sensitivity of vegetation productivity to precipitation from 2001 to 201848
The tempo of greening in the European Alps: Spatial variations on a common theme48
Seagrass losses since mid‐20th century fuelled CO2 emissions from soil carbon stocks48
The response of soil respiration to precipitation change is asymmetric and differs between grasslands and forests48
Large‐scale evidence for microbial response and associated carbon release after permafrost thaw48
COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil‐atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data48
Late to bed, late to rise—Warmer autumn temperatures delay spring phenology by delaying dormancy47
Light grazing facilitates carbon accumulation in subsoil in Chinese grasslands: A meta‐analysis47
Rock glaciers and related cold rocky landforms: Overlooked climate refugia for mountain biodiversity47
The impact of global dimming on crop yields is determined by the source–sink imbalance of carbon during grain filling47
Soil acidification reduces the effects of short‐term nutrient enrichment on plant and soil biota and their interactions in grasslands47
Reference state and benchmark concepts for better biodiversity conservation in contemporary ecosystems47
Ocean warming alters the distributional range, migratory timing, and spatial protections of an apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)46
Optimum growth temperature declines with body size within fish species46
Nitrogen input enhances microbial carbon use efficiency by altering plant–microbe–mineral interactions46
Global patterns in endemicity and vulnerability of soil fungi46
High‐resolution mapping of the global silicate weathering carbon sink and its long‐term changes46
Exploring complex water stress–gross primary production relationships: Impact of climatic drivers, main effects, and interactive effects46
Carbon for soils, not soils for carbon46
Feasibility of the 4 per 1000 aspirational target for soil carbon: A case study for France46
Key rules of life and the fading cryosphere: Impacts in alpine lakes and streams46
Siberian plants shift their phenology in response to climate change46
The response of ants to climate change46
Global changes may be promoting a rise in select cyanobacteria in nutrient‐poor northern lakes46
Global patterns of soil gross immobilization of ammonium and nitrate in terrestrial ecosystems45
Assessment of the importance of increasing temperature and decreasing soil moisture on global ecosystem productivity using solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence45
Moderate disturbances accelerate forest transition dynamics under climate change in the temperate–boreal ecotone of eastern North America45
Meta‐analysis of multiple driver effects on marine phytoplankton highlights modulating role ofpCO245
Global evaluation of inhibitor impacts on ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils: A meta‐analysis45
Recent collapse of crop belts and declining diversity of US agriculture since 184045
Mutually inclusive mechanisms of drought‐induced tree mortality45
Partitioning net carbon dioxide fluxes into photosynthesis and respiration using neural networks45
Afforestation can lower microbial diversity and functionality in deep soil layers in a semiarid region44
Estimating the carbon storage potential and greenhouse gas emissions of French arable cropland using high‐resolution modeling44
Seasonal changes in GPP/SIF ratios and their climatic determinants across the Northern Hemisphere44
Divergent expression of hypoxia response systems under deoxygenation in reef‐forming corals aligns with bleaching susceptibility44
Widespread regeneration failure in forests of Greater Yellowstone under scenarios of future climate and fire44
Cover crop functional types differentially alter the content and composition of soil organic carbon in particulate and mineral‐associated fractions44
Topsoil organic matter build‐up in glacier forelands around the world43
Fertilized graminoids intensify negative drought effects on grassland productivity43
Beyond ecosystem modeling: A roadmap to community cyberinfrastructure for ecological data‐model integration43
Experimental evidence shows minor contribution of nitrogen deposition to global forest carbon sequestration43
Nitrogen increases soil organic carbon accrual and alters its functionality43
Small and slow is safe: On the drought tolerance of tropical tree species43
Quantifying high‐temperature stress on soybean canopy photosynthesis: The unique role of sun‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence43
Accelerated terrestrial ecosystem carbon turnover and its drivers43
Remarkable effects of microbial factors on soil phosphorus bioavailability: A country‐scale study43
When do cover crops reduce nitrate leaching? A global meta‐analysis43
Addressing chemical pollution in biodiversity research42
Patterns of post‐drought recovery are strongly influenced by drought duration, frequency, post‐drought wetness, and bioclimatic setting42
Nitrogen cycling microbiomes are structured by plant mycorrhizal associations with consequences for nitrogen oxide fluxes in forests42
Homogenization and miniaturization of habitat structure in temperate marine forests42
Microbial traits determine soil C emission in response to fresh carbon inputs in forests across biomes42
Compound hydroclimatic extremes in a semi‐arid grassland: Drought, deluge, and the carbon cycle42
Accelerated rate of vegetation green‐up related to warming at northern high latitudes42
The impact of mobile demersal fishing on carbon storage in seabed sediments42
Reducing climate impacts of beef production: A synthesis of life cycle assessments across management systems and global regions41