Global Ecology and Biogeography

(The H4-Index of Global Ecology and Biogeography is 43. 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.)
Vulnerability of global biodiversity hotspots to climate change100
Global root traits (GRooT) database95
Global estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests89
The vertical distribution and control of microbial necromass carbon in forest soils87
Handling missing values in trait data86
The edaphic control of plant diversity82
Stoichiometric models of microbial metabolic limitation in soil systems73
Mountain treelines climb slowly despite rapid climate warming70
Global gaps in trait data for terrestrial vertebrates68
Tropical plants do not have narrower temperature tolerances, but are more at risk from warming because they are close to their upper thermal limits67
Global patterns and drivers of alpine plant species richness61
The global abundance of tree palms60
Soil dissolved organic carbon in terrestrial ecosystems: Global budget, spatial distribution and controls60
Microbial macroecology: In search of mechanisms governing microbial biogeographic patterns59
The coordination between leaf and fine root litter decomposition and the difference in their controlling factors59
Simulating forest resilience: A review57
A global analysis of complexity–biodiversity relationships on marine artificial structures57
A working guide to harnessing generalized dissimilarity modelling for biodiversity analysis and conservation assessment57
Carbon accumulation in agroforestry systems is affected by tree species diversity, age and regional climate: A global meta‐analysis56
Soil pH determines bacterial distribution and assembly processes in natural mountain forests of eastern China56
A changing climate is snuffing out post‐fire recovery in montane forests56
Linking phylogenetic niche conservatism to soil archaeal biogeography, community assembly and species coexistence53
sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots52
The conservation impacts of ecological disturbance: Time‐bound estimates of population loss and recovery for fauna affected by the 2019–2020 Australian megafires51
Conservation threats from roadkill in the global road network49
The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes49
FISHMORPH: A global database on morphological traits of freshwater fishes48
Decreasing control of precipitation on grassland spring phenology in temperate China47
Distance decay 2.0 – A global synthesis of taxonomic and functional turnover in ecological communities47
What do you mean, ‘megafire’?47
Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate46
Above‐ and belowground biodiversity jointly drive ecosystem stability in natural alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau46
Climate‐driven range shifts of montane species vary with elevation46
What drives study‐dependent differences in distance–decay relationships of microbial communities?45
Global drivers of avian haemosporidian infections vary across zoogeographical regions45
Stability in subtropical forests: The role of tree species diversity, stand structure, environmental and socio‐economic conditions45
Towards a systematics of ecodiversity: The EcoSyst framework45
Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas44
Global projections of the soil microbiome in the Anthropocene44
Snapshot isolation and isolation history challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism43
Soil macroinvertebrate communities: A world‐wide assessment43
Relative impacts of land‐use and climate change on grasshopper range shifts have changed over time43
Warmer and drier conditions have increased the potential for large and severe fire seasons across south‐eastern Australia43
Vascular epiphytes contribute disproportionately to global centres of plant diversity43