Biological Reviews

(The TQCC of Biological Reviews is 25. 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 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
Scientists' warning on invasive alien species834
Insect responses to heat: physiological mechanisms, evolution and ecological implications in a warming world210
The Sixth Mass Extinction: fact, fiction or speculation?191
Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta‐analyses in ecology and evolutionary biology: a PRISMA extension180
Shrinking body sizes in response to warming: explanations for the temperature–size rule with special emphasis on the role of oxygen126
Lakes in the era of global change: moving beyond single‐lake thinking in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services124
Tectonics, climate and the diversification of the tropical African terrestrial flora and fauna106
Feeding habits and multifunctional classification of soil‐associated consumers from protists to vertebrates95
Phenological and elevational shifts of plants, animals and fungi under climate change in the European Alps89
Biodiversity as insurance: from concept to measurement and application86
Fundamental research questions in subterranean biology83
Exosome‐mediated effects and applications in inflammatory bowel disease80
Human disturbance has contrasting effects on niche partitioning within carnivore communities71
Assessing ontogenetic maturity in extinct saurian reptiles70
The ‘biomineralization toolkit’ and the origin of animal skeletons70
Mixed company: a framework for understanding the composition and organization of mixed‐species animal groups68
What is a biocrust? A refined, contemporary definition for a broadening research community67
Regulatory mechanisms of lipid biosynthesis in microalgae67
Ecosystem services provided by aculeate wasps66
Fungal evolution: cellular, genomic and metabolic complexity66
The role of the microbiome in the neurobiology of social behaviour64
Coevolution of body size and metabolic rate in vertebrates: a life‐history perspective63
Next‐generation biological control: the need for integrating genetics and genomics62
Global genetic diversity status and trends: towards a suite of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) for genetic composition61
Clinical implications of sperm DNA damage in IVF and ICSI: updated systematic review and meta‐analysis61
Two hundred years of zooplankton vertical migration research60
Temperature as a modulator of sexual selection60
How intelligent is a cephalopod? Lessons from comparative cognition59
The biology of human hair greying59
Deciphering mollusc shell production: the roles of genetic mechanisms through to ecology, aquaculture and biomimetics58
The naked truth: a comprehensive clarification and classification of current ‘myths’ in naked mole‐rat biology57
The role of land‐use history in driving successional pathways and its implications for the restoration of tropical forests56
Movement‐mediated community assembly and coexistence55
Climate change effects on animal ecology: butterflies and moths as a case study55
Understanding the ecological and evolutionary function of stopover in migrating birds54
Poor nutritional condition promotes high‐risk behaviours: a systematic review and meta‐analysis54
The ecosystem services provided by social insects: traits, management tools and knowledge gaps54
The ecological importance of crocodylians: towards evidence‐based justification for their conservation53
Are we overestimating risk of enteric pathogen spillover from wild birds to humans?53
Producing wood at least cost to biodiversity: integrating Triad and sharing–sparing approaches to inform forest landscape management53
Key novelties in the evolution of the aquatic colonial phylum Bryozoa: evidence from soft body morphology50
The mitochondrial permeability transition pore: an evolving concept critical for cell life and death50
Seed ‘primeomics’: plants memorize their germination under stress48
Migration in butterflies: a global overview47
Global kelp forest restoration: past lessons, present status, and future directions47
How fire interacts with habitat loss and fragmentation47
Diverse roles of microbial indole compounds in eukaryotic systems46
Antarctic ecosystems in transition – life between stresses and opportunities46
Songs versus colours versus horns: what explains the diversity of sexually selected traits?45
Wolbachia host shifts: routes, mechanisms, constraints and evolutionary consequences44
Seagrasses in an era of ocean warming: a review44
Sociability as a personality trait in animals: methods, causes and consequences44
Neuroendocrinology and neurobiology of sebaceous glands43
Adaptations to thermal stress in social insects: recent advances and future directions43
Cellular calcium and redox regulation: the mediator of vertebrate environmental sex determination?42
Salt to conserve: a review on the ecology and preservation of hypersaline ecosystems42
Camouflage in predators41
Resolving the SLOSS dilemma for biodiversity conservation: a research agenda40
Acoustic indices as proxies for biodiversity: a meta‐analysis40
Whole‐body endothermy: ancient, homologous and widespread among the ancestors of mammals, birds and crocodylians39
The hallmarks of myotonic dystrophy type 1 muscle dysfunction38
The evolution and physiology of male pregnancy in syngnathid fishes38
Plasticity of microglia38
The biology and evolution of spider venoms38
Omega‐3 PUFA profoundly affect neural, physiological, and behavioural competences – implications for systemic changes in trophic interactions38
Mitochondrial behaviour, morphology, and animal performance37
The accuracy and precision of body mass estimation in non‐avian dinosaurs37
Designing mate choice experiments37
When more is more: taking advantage of species diversity to move towards sustainable aquaculture37
Speciation across the Tree of Life36
A part‐dependent account of biological individuality: why holobionts are individuals and ecosystems simultaneously35
The genetics of evolutionary radiations35
Towards evidence‐based conservation of subterranean ecosystems35
A conceptual framework of evolutionary novelty and innovation35
Mechanosensing by Piezo1 and its implications for physiology and various pathologies35
Frontiers in quantifying wildlife behavioural responses to chemical pollution34
Social complexity and the fractal structure of group size in primate social evolution34
Fire as a driver and mediator of predator–prey interactions34
Effective ecosystem monitoring requires a multi‐scaled approach33
The effect of natural disturbances on forest biodiversity: an ecological synthesis33
Post COVID‐19: a solution scan of options for preventing future zoonotic epidemics33
Chronic stress and Alzheimer's disease: the interplay between the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis, genetics and microglia33
Deer, wolves, and people: costs, benefits and challenges of living together33
Fire‐released seed dormancy ‐ a global synthesis33
Phoresy in animals: review and synthesis of a common but understudied mode of dispersal33
Expanding insect pollinators in the Anthropocene32
Anticipated effects of abiotic environmental change on intraspecific social interactions32
Phospholipase D as a key modulator of cancer progression32
Experimental nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment stimulates multiple trophic levels of algal and detrital‐based food webs: a global meta‐analysis from streams and rivers32
Impacts of exclusion fencing on target and non‐target fauna: a global review31
A roadmap to plant functional island biogeography31
Surprisingly long survival of premature conclusions about naked mole‐rat biology31
An integrated, multi‐level analysis of thermal effects on intertidal molluscs for understanding species distribution patterns31
Circadian rhythms in zebrafish (Danio rerio) behaviour and the sources of their variability31
What can we teach Lymnaea and what can Lymnaea teach us?31
The role of inputs of marine wrack and carrion in sandy‐beach ecosystems: a global review31
Riverscape approaches in practice: perspectives and applications31
A paradigm shift in our view of species drives current trends in biological classification31
Identifying mechanisms of genetic differentiation among populations in vagile species: historical factors dominate genetic differentiation in seabirds30
Comparative bioacoustics: a roadmap for quantifying and comparing animal sounds across diverse taxa30
From theory to practice in pattern‐oriented modelling: identifying and using empirical patterns in predictive models30
A comprehensive hypothesis on the migration of European glass eels (Anguilla anguilla)30
Nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment cause declines in invertebrate populations: a global meta‐analysis29
Multifunctionality of belowground food webs: resource, size and spatial energy channels29
Omics‐based molecular analyses of adhesion by aquatic invertebrates29
Reproductive seasonality in primates: patterns, concepts and unsolved questions29
Artificial refuges for wildlife conservation: what is the state of the science?28
A review of the critics of invasion biology28
Multi‐level convergence of complex traits and the evolution of bioluminescence28
Innovation in chimpanzees28
The obstetrical dilemma hypothesis: there's life in the old dog yet28
A guide to choosing and implementing reference models for social network analysis27
A meta‐analysis of sex differences in animal personality: no evidence for the greater male variability hypothesis27
Modelling neurodegenerative diseases with 3D brain organoids27
Ecophysiological steps of marine adaptation in extant and extinct non‐avian tetrapods27
Effects of water temperature on freshwater macroinvertebrates: a systematic review27
Learning in non‐avian reptiles 40 years on: advances and promising new directions27
Deciphering the molecular mechanism of stop codon readthrough27
A comprehensive synthesis unveils the mysteries of phosphate‐solubilizing microbes26
Avian vocalisations: the female perspective25
Towards an ecology of protective coloration25
Animal migrations and parasitism: reciprocal effects within a unified framework25
The ecology of electricity and electroreception25
Pathological calcification in osteoarthritis: an outcome or a disease initiator?25
Wallace's line, Wallacea, and associated divides and areas: history of a tortuous tangle of ideas and labels25