Nature Ecology & Evolution

(The H4-Index of Nature Ecology & Evolution is 68. 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 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes505
COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife358
Species better track climate warming in the oceans than on land319
Impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biota across spatial scales and ecosystems314
Strength of species interactions determines biodiversity and stability in microbial communities267
Deeply conserved synteny resolves early events in vertebrate evolution217
The Brazilian Amazon deforestation rate in 2020 is the greatest of the decade205
Impact of 2019–2020 mega-fires on Australian fauna habitat190
A meta-analysis of biological impacts of artificial light at night184
Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology174
Conserving Africa’s wildlife and wildlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond160
A global-scale expert assessment of drivers and risks associated with pollinator decline157
Short-range interactions govern the dynamics and functions of microbial communities156
The sterlet sturgeon genome sequence and the mechanisms of segmental rediploidization145
Temperature-related biodiversity change across temperate marine and terrestrial systems139
Thresholds for ecological responses to global change do not emerge from empirical data139
Mapping the deforestation footprint of nations reveals growing threat to tropical forests138
Ecological variables for developing a global deep-ocean monitoring and conservation strategy136
A hydrogen-dependent geochemical analogue of primordial carbon and energy metabolism132
Areas of global importance for conserving terrestrial biodiversity, carbon and water127
Complex long-term biodiversity change among invertebrates, bryophytes and lichens125
Ensuring effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity targets123
Polarization of microbial communities between competitive and cooperative metabolism123
The delayed and geographically heterogeneous diversification of flowering plant families122
No net insect abundance and diversity declines across US Long Term Ecological Research sites121
Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities120
Why conservation biology can benefit from sensory ecology120
Temporal trade-off between gymnosperm resistance and resilience increases forest sensitivity to extreme drought120
Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life117
Microbial transmission in animal social networks and the social microbiome113
Impacts of hypoxic events surpass those of future ocean warming and acidification111
Global targets that reveal the social–ecological interdependencies of sustainable development108
Tropical and Mediterranean biodiversity is disproportionately sensitive to land-use and climate change106
A one-billion-year-old multicellular chlorophyte103
The long-term restoration of ecosystem complexity103
Behavioural plasticity is associated with reduced extinction risk in birds100
Plant traits alone are poor predictors of ecosystem properties and long-term ecosystem functioning100
Integrated ocean management for a sustainable ocean economy95
Impacts of wildlife trade on terrestrial biodiversity93
Metagenome-wide association analysis identifies microbial determinants of post-antibiotic ecological recovery in the gut93
Priority list of biodiversity metrics to observe from space92
Fish body sizes change with temperature but not all species shrink with warming90
Parallel selection on thermal physiology facilitates repeated adaptation of city lizards to urban heat islands88
Conserving intraspecific variation for nature’s contributions to people88
The spread of steppe and Iranian-related ancestry in the islands of the western Mediterranean86
The results of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic85
A guide to ecosystem models and their environmental applications85
Widespread patterns of gene loss in the evolution of the animal kingdom84
Eight problems with literature reviews and how to fix them83
Conservation needs to break free from global priority mapping83
A 14C chronology for the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition at Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria83
Palaeoclimate ocean conditions shaped the evolution of corals and their skeletons through deep time82
Human disturbance causes widespread disruption of animal movement82
Exacerbated drought impacts on global ecosystems due to structural overshoot80
ACE2 receptor usage reveals variation in susceptibility to SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 infection among bat species80
Dairy pastoralism sustained eastern Eurasian steppe populations for 5,000 years80
Climatic and soil factors explain the two-dimensional spectrum of global plant trait variation78
Functional diversity effects on productivity increase with age in a forest biodiversity experiment78
Balancing selection maintains hyper-divergent haplotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans77
The global distribution and environmental drivers of aboveground versus belowground plant biomass77
Dissimilation of synonymous codon usage bias in virus–host coevolution due to translational selection75
The genome of Prasinoderma coloniale unveils the existence of a third phylum within green plants74
Global opportunities and challenges for transboundary conservation74
Biogeography of marine giant viruses reveals their interplay with eukaryotes and ecological functions73
Integrating remote sensing with ecology and evolution to advance biodiversity conservation72
Colonial history and global economics distort our understanding of deep-time biodiversity72
Phylogenetic analyses with systematic taxon sampling show that mitochondria branch within Alphaproteobacteria69
Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts69
Using the IUCN Red List to map threats to terrestrial vertebrates at global scale68
An earlier start of the thermal growing season enhances tree growth in cold humid areas but not in dry areas68
Emergence of human-adapted Salmonella enterica is linked to the Neolithization process68