Biological Reviews

(The H4-Index of Biological Reviews is 46. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Scientists' warning on invasive alien species767
Insect responses to heat: physiological mechanisms, evolution and ecological implications in a warming world198
The Sixth Mass Extinction: fact, fiction or speculation?171
Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta‐analyses in ecology and evolutionary biology: a PRISMA extension161
Fungal functional ecology: bringing a trait‐based approach to plant‐associated fungi151
Shrinking body sizes in response to warming: explanations for the temperature–size rule with special emphasis on the role of oxygen118
Lakes in the era of global change: moving beyond single‐lake thinking in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services109
Tectonics, climate and the diversification of the tropical African terrestrial flora and fauna102
How do herbivorous insects respond to drought stress in trees?100
Towards an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity85
Feeding habits and multifunctional classification of soil‐associated consumers from protists to vertebrates82
Fundamental research questions in subterranean biology78
Biodiversity as insurance: from concept to measurement and application78
Exosome‐mediated effects and applications in inflammatory bowel disease77
Phenological and elevational shifts of plants, animals and fungi under climate change in the European Alps75
The ‘biomineralization toolkit’ and the origin of animal skeletons67
Mixed company: a framework for understanding the composition and organization of mixed‐species animal groups67
Regulatory mechanisms of lipid biosynthesis in microalgae65
Assessing ontogenetic maturity in extinct saurian reptiles65
Human disturbance has contrasting effects on niche partitioning within carnivore communities65
Fungal evolution: cellular, genomic and metabolic complexity63
The role of the microbiome in the neurobiology of social behaviour62
The fossil record of spiders revisited: implications for calibrating trees and evidence for a major faunal turnover since the Mesozoic60
Ecosystem services provided by aculeate wasps59
Temperature as a modulator of sexual selection58
How intelligent is a cephalopod? Lessons from comparative cognition57
Next‐generation biological control: the need for integrating genetics and genomics56
Coevolution of body size and metabolic rate in vertebrates: a life‐history perspective56
Deciphering mollusc shell production: the roles of genetic mechanisms through to ecology, aquaculture and biomimetics55
What is a biocrust? A refined, contemporary definition for a broadening research community55
Clinical implications of sperm DNA damage in IVF and ICSI: updated systematic review and meta‐analysis54
The naked truth: a comprehensive clarification and classification of current ‘myths’ in naked mole‐rat biology54
Global genetic diversity status and trends: towards a suite of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) for genetic composition53
The ecological importance of crocodylians: towards evidence‐based justification for their conservation53
The role of land‐use history in driving successional pathways and its implications for the restoration of tropical forests53
The ecosystem services provided by social insects: traits, management tools and knowledge gaps52
Ant‐termite interactions: an important but under‐explored ecological linkage52
The biology of human hair greying51
Movement‐mediated community assembly and coexistence51
Two hundred years of zooplankton vertical migration research50
Are we overestimating risk of enteric pathogen spillover from wild birds to humans?50
Climate change effects on animal ecology: butterflies and moths as a case study49
Key novelties in the evolution of the aquatic colonial phylum Bryozoa: evidence from soft body morphology48
Producing wood at least cost to biodiversity: integrating Triad and sharing–sparing approaches to inform forest landscape management48
Poor nutritional condition promotes high‐risk behaviours: a systematic review and meta‐analysis48
The mitochondrial permeability transition pore: an evolving concept critical for cell life and death47
Post‐ejaculatory modifications to sperm (PEMS)46