Nature Sustainability

(The TQCC of Nature Sustainability is 37. 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.)
Effective uptake of submicrometre plastics by crop plants via a crack-entry mode596
The role of soil carbon in natural climate solutions536
Effective ion sieving with Ti3C2Tx MXene membranes for production of drinking water from seawater451
The short-term impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on urban air pollution in China441
High-spatiotemporal-resolution mapping of global urban change from 1985 to 2015372
Organic wastewater treatment by a single-atom catalyst and electrolytically produced H2O2338
Surface-substituted Prussian blue analogue cathode for sustainable potassium-ion batteries276
A strong, biodegradable and recyclable lignocellulosic bioplastic274
A non-flammable hydrous organic electrolyte for sustainable zinc batteries258
A global perspective on sustainable intensification research248
Selective electrocatalytic synthesis of urea with nitrate and carbon dioxide236
Circular economy strategies for electric vehicle batteries reduce reliance on raw materials222
Techno-economic assessment of low-temperature carbon dioxide electrolysis222
Economic development and converging household carbon footprints in China207
A scoping review on incentives for adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and their outcomes205
Digital agriculture to design sustainable agricultural systems199
Rethinking wastewater risks and monitoring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic187
Selective recovery of precious metals through photocatalysis182
Multi-heteroatom-doped carbon from waste-yeast biomass for sustained water splitting180
Net emission reductions from electric cars and heat pumps in 59 world regions over time179
High performance polyester reverse osmosis desalination membrane with chlorine resistance176
Six modes of co-production for sustainability172
CO2 mineralization and utilization by alkaline solid wastes for potential carbon reduction170
Mapping the forest disturbance regimes of Europe169
An inshore–offshore sorting system revealed from global classification of ocean litter167
Feasible alternatives to green growth162
Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism159
Direct electrosynthesis of methylamine from carbon dioxide and nitrate159
A pluralistic and integrated approach to action-oriented knowledge for sustainability158
Towards better representation of organic agriculture in life cycle assessment155
Solar-driven reforming of solid waste for a sustainable future148
LiMnO2 cathode stabilized by interfacial orbital ordering for sustainable lithium-ion batteries147
Photovoltaic panel cooling by atmospheric water sorption–evaporation cycle144
Increasing dependence of lowland populations on mountain water resources142
Massive soybean expansion in South America since 2000 and implications for conservation141
Air pollution reduction and climate co-benefits in China’s industries140
Impacts of international trade on global sustainable development139
A highly efficient triboelectric negative air ion generator139
Growing environmental footprint of plastics driven by coal combustion135
Microbial deterioration and sustainable conservation of stone monuments and buildings134
Solar-trackable super-wicking black metal panel for photothermal water sanitation134
Harvesting waste heat with flexible Bi2Te3 thermoelectric thin film133
Floating macrolitter leaked from Europe into the ocean130
Selective photocatalytic oxidation of methane by quantum-sized bismuth vanadate129
Selective extraction of uranium from seawater with biofouling-resistant polymeric peptide127
Current and projected global extent of marine built structures127
A sunlight-responsive metal–organic framework system for sustainable water desalination127
Unprecedented health costs of smoke-related PM2.5 from the 2019–20 Australian megafires125
Long-term increased grain yield and soil fertility from intercropping123
Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018122
A large but transient carbon sink from urbanization and rural depopulation in China121
Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia121
Decoupling livestock and crop production at the household level in China117
A seaweed aquaculture imperative to meet global sustainability targets115
Sustainable production of value-added carbon nanomaterials from biomass pyrolysis115
Ecological restoration impact on total terrestrial water storage114
The global cropland-sparing potential of high-yield farming113
Ultrafast seawater desalination with covalent organic framework membranes113
Assessing health and environmental impacts of solvents for producing perovskite solar cells113
Divergent responses of soil organic carbon to afforestation111
Preventing lead leakage with built-in resin layers for sustainable perovskite solar cells110
Scientific evidence on the political impact of the Sustainable Development Goals109
Global carbon inequality over 1990–2019108
Impacts of poverty alleviation on national and global carbon emissions108
Gaps and opportunities in nitrogen pollution policies around the world107
Impacts of transportation network companies on urban mobility105
Sustainable high-strength macrofibres extracted from natural bamboo103
Graphene oxide nanofiltration membranes for desalination under realistic conditions103
Bioinspired hierarchical porous membrane for efficient uranium extraction from seawater103
Best practices for solar water production technologies102
Rebound in China’s coastal wetlands following conservation and restoration101
Increasing decision relevance of ecosystem service science101
Environmental destruction not avoided with the Sustainable Development Goals100
Impacts of Chilean forest subsidies on forest cover, carbon and biodiversity100
The social shortfall and ecological overshoot of nations99
Decoupling of SDGs followed by re-coupling as sustainable development progresses98
China’s future food demand and its implications for trade and environment97
Higher yields and more biodiversity on smaller farms97
Understanding intercalation chemistry for sustainable aqueous zinc–manganese dioxide batteries96
Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion96
Human impacts on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon distribution in Chinese intertidal zones96
Nature inequity and higher COVID-19 case rates in less-green neighbourhoods in the United States96
Challenges to the sustainability of deep-seabed mining93
Seeing COVID-19 through an urban lens92
The carbon opportunity cost of animal-sourced food production on land91
Emergent constraint on crop yield response to warmer temperature from field experiments89
Acute riverine microplastic contamination due to avoidable releases of untreated wastewater88
Sustainable lead management in halide perovskite solar cells86
The natural capital framework for sustainably efficient and equitable decision making86
Historic storms and the hidden value of coastal wetlands for nature-based flood defence86
Carbon-efficient carbon dioxide electrolysers85
Cooling for sustainable development85
Life cycle assessment of recycling strategies for perovskite photovoltaic modules85
A scoping review of interventions for crop postharvest loss reduction in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia84
Leather-like material biofabrication using fungi83
Mapping the irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems79
Bundling innovations to transform agri-food systems78
Rethinking water for SDG 678
A global analysis of the social and environmental outcomes of community forests76
Integrating climate change in ocean planning76
Embodied greenhouse gas emissions from building China’s large-scale power transmission infrastructure75
Coloured low-emissivity films for building envelopes for year-round energy savings75
Using yeast to sustainably remediate and extract heavy metals from waste waters71
Neonicotinoids and decline in bird biodiversity in the United States71
PEF plastic synthesized from industrial carbon dioxide and biowaste71
Future socio-ecosystem productivity threatened by compound drought–heatwave events71
Water scarcity and fish imperilment driven by beef production71
Insights from early COVID-19 responses about promoting sustainable action71
International conflict and cooperation over freshwater resources70
Persistent CO2 photocatalysis for solar fuels in the dark69
The effects of iniquitous lead exposure on health68
Adding forests to the water–energy–food nexus68
An evaluation of the sustainability of the Olympic Games67
Climate change extremes and photovoltaic power output66
Sustainable polyethylene fabrics with engineered moisture transport for passive cooling64
Smart renewable electricity portfolios in West Africa63
The global divide in data-driven farming63
Limited effects of tree planting on forest canopy cover and rural livelihoods in Northern India63
Low-value wood for sustainable high-performance structural materials62
All-temperature zinc batteries with high-entropy aqueous electrolyte62
Culture and low-carbon energy transitions62
Hydroplastic polymers as eco-friendly hydrosetting plastics61
Charging sustainable batteries61
Global reduction of solar power generation efficiency due to aerosols and panel soiling60
Hydrological limits to carbon capture and storage59
Implementing the material footprint to measure progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 1259
The importance of resource security for poverty eradication59
A scoping review of market links between value chain actors and small-scale producers in developing regions58
Influence of land tenure interventions on human well-being and environmental outcomes58
Natural infrastructure in sustaining global urban freshwater ecosystem services58
Health co-benefits of achieving sustainable net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in California57
Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals56
Negative to positive shifts in diversity effects on soil nitrogen over time56
Reduced deforestation and degradation in Indigenous Lands pan-tropically56
The human–environment nexus and vegetation–rainfall sensitivity in tropical drylands56
Social value shift in favour of biodiversity conservation in the United States56
Quantification of disaster impacts through household well-being losses55
Scientific evidence for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction55
The land–energy–water nexus of global bioenergy potentials from abandoned cropland55
Vulnerability of honey bee queens to heat-induced loss of fertility55
Corncob cellulose nanosphere as an eco-friendly detergent54
The viability and desirability of replacing palm oil53
On-device lead-absorbing tapes for sustainable perovskite solar cells53
Sustainable agrifood systems for a post-growth world53
Criteria pollutant impacts of volatile chemical products informed by near-field modelling53
Upward expansion and acceleration of forest clearance in the mountains of Southeast Asia53
Reduced ecosystem services of desert plants from ground-mounted solar energy development53
Sustainable commoditization of seafood52
High-purity electrolytic lithium obtained from low-purity sources using solid electrolyte51
The value of China’s ban on wildlife trade and consumption50
Sensing as the key to battery lifetime and sustainability50
Negative effects of cattle on soil carbon and nutrient pools reversed by megaherbivores50
Effect of strengthened standards on Chinese ironmaking and steelmaking emissions50
Impacts of climate change and deforestation on hydropower planning in the Brazilian Amazon50
Meeting global challenges with regenerative agriculture producing food and energy49
Identifying management actions that promote sustainable fisheries49
Impacts of urban expansion on natural habitats in global drylands49
Green solvent for perovskite solar cell production49
Imagining transformative biodiversity futures49
Health and sustainability in post-pandemic economic policies47
Environmental benefits and household costs of clean heating options in northern China46
Limited climate benefits of global recycling of pulp and paper46
Energy and water co-benefits from covering canals with solar panels46
Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin46
The value of car ownership and use in the United States46
Performance of large-scale irrigation projects in sub-Saharan Africa45
Governance challenges for tropical nations losing fish species due to climate change45
Phosphorus for Sustainable Development Goal target of doubling smallholder productivity45
Applying the food–energy–water nexus concept at the local scale45
Conference demographics and footprint changed by virtual platforms45
Carbon analytics for net-zero emissions sustainable cities45
Pathways to sustaining tuna-dependent Pacific Island economies during climate change44
Reconciling well-being and resilience for sustainable development44
Assessing placement bias of the global river gauge network44
Water and sanitation for all in a pandemic44
Doubling of annual forest carbon loss over the tropics during the early twenty-first century44
Sustainable upcycling of spent LiCoO2 to an ultra-stable battery cathode at high voltage43
Evaluating alternatives to plastic microbeads in cosmetics43
Increased personal protective equipment litter as a result of COVID-19 measures42
Long-term evidence for ecological intensification as a pathway to sustainable agriculture42
Chloride electrolyte enabled practical zinc metal battery with a near-unity Coulombic efficiency42
Energy transition minerals and their intersection with land-connected peoples42
Safeguarding migratory fish via strategic planning of future small hydropower in Brazil41
Impact of palm oil sustainability certification on village well-being and poverty in Indonesia40
Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour through green identity labelling40
The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability40
Climate co-benefits of air quality and clean energy policy in India40
Use and non-use value of nature and the social cost of carbon39
Disruption of emergency response to vulnerable populations during floods39
Rational design of perfluorocarbon-free oleophobic textiles39
Institutional navigation for polycentric sustainability governance39
Topologically protected oxygen redox in a layered manganese oxide cathode for sustainable batteries39
Global assessment of innovative solutions to tackle marine litter39
Best-practice biodiversity safeguards for Belt and Road Initiative’s financiers38
Benefit of woodland and other natural environments for adolescents’ cognition and mental health38
The value of US coral reefs for flood risk reduction37
How to halt the global decline of lands37
Potential and limitations of digital twins to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals37