One Earth

(The TQCC of One Earth is 18. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Reaching New Heights in Plastic Pollution—Preliminary Findings of Microplastics on Mount Everest328
Many risky feedback loops amplify the need for climate action261
Worldwide occurrence records suggest a global decline in bee species richness254
A framework for complex climate change risk assessment247
Global decline in capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services214
Applications in Remote Sensing to Forest Ecology and Management192
Maladaptation: When Adaptation to Climate Change Goes Very Wrong180
The Resilience of Indigenous Peoples to Environmental Change165
Change in Terrestrial Human Footprint Drives Continued Loss of Intact Ecosystems145
Unwelcome exchange: International trade as a direct and indirect driver of biological invasions worldwide131
Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil's climate change communications130
Carbon capture and storage at the end of a lost decade123
The Unintended Side Effects of Bioplastics: Carbon, Land, and Water Footprints120
Variable Impacts of Climate Change on Blue Carbon113
Billions in Misspent EU Agricultural Subsidies Could Support the Sustainable Development Goals112
A review of the interactions between biodiversity, agriculture, climate change, and international trade: research and policy priorities106
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Requires Transdisciplinary Innovation at the Local Scale106
Chinese cities exhibit varying degrees of decoupling of economic growth and CO2 emissions between 2005 and 2015104
Sustainability footprints of a renewable carbon transition for the petrochemical sector within planetary boundaries97
Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the cement industry via value chain mitigation strategies96
Limits to Paris compatibility of CO2 capture and utilization91
Reshaping the European agro-food system and closing its nitrogen cycle: The potential of combining dietary change, agroecology, and circularity91
Characteristics, potentials, and challenges of transdisciplinary research89
Enabling a Rapid and Just Transition away from Coal in China88
A social-ecological-technological systems framework for urban ecosystem services84
Green Sacrifice Zones, or Why a Green New Deal Cannot Ignore the Cost Shifts of Just Transitions84
Attributing Extreme Events to Climate Change: A New Frontier in a Warming World79
Climate change impacts on water security in global drylands77
Sustainability of the global sand system in the Anthropocene76
Science Must Embrace Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge to Solve Our Biodiversity Crisis75
A Life Cycle Thinking Framework to Mitigate the Environmental Impact of Building Materials74
Critical Rare-Earth Elements Mismatch Global Wind-Power Ambitions73
China at a Crossroads: An Analysis of China's Changing Seafood Production and Consumption71
Quantitative assessment of agricultural sustainability reveals divergent priorities among nations69
Four steps for the Earth: mainstreaming the post-2020 global biodiversity framework69
Sand, gravel, and UN Sustainable Development Goals: Conflicts, synergies, and pathways forward69
The nitrogen decade: mobilizing global action on nitrogen to 2030 and beyond68
Effective Biodiversity Monitoring Needs a Culture of Integration68
Assessing nature-based solutions for transformative change67
Ensuring a Post-COVID Economic Agenda Tackles Global Biodiversity Loss66
Adaptation of Fishing Communities to Climate-Driven Shifts in Target Species65
The Number and Spatial Distribution of Forest-Proximate People Globally65
Air-Filtering Masks for Respiratory Protection from PM2.5 and Pandemic Pathogens64
Moving toward Net-Zero Emissions Requires New Alliances for Carbon Dioxide Removal64
Harnessing Big Data to Support the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests Globally64
Consideration of culture is vital if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals62
Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth62
Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits61
Blind spots in visions of a “blue economy” could undermine the ocean's contribution to eliminating hunger and malnutrition61
Principles for Thinking about Carbon Dioxide Removal in Just Climate Policy61
Defining a sustainable development target space for 2030 and 205058
The role of design in circular economy solutions for critical materials58
Interventions for improving the productivity and environmental performance of global aquaculture for future food security56
Twenty-first century sea-level rise could exceed IPCC projections for strong-warming futures55
Plastics and climate change—Breaking carbon lock-ins through three mitigation pathways55
Transforming Cities through Water-Sensitive Principles and Practices54
Nature's contributions to people: Weaving plural perspectives53
Rising temperatures erode human sleep globally52
Making Messy Data Work for Conservation52
Increasing canopy mortality affects the future demographic structure of Europe's forests52
Rewilding should be central to global restoration efforts51
Achieving global biodiversity goals by 2050 requires urgent and integrated actions50
Improving Climate Change Mitigation Analysis: A Framework for Examining Feasibility50
Loss and damage from climate change: A new climate justice agenda50
Projected Global Loss of Mammal Habitat Due to Land-Use and Climate Change49
Leveraging Social Science to Generate Lasting Engagement with Climate Change Solutions49
Urban tree canopy has greater cooling effects in socially vulnerable communities in the US47
Full-volatility emission framework corrects missing and underestimated secondary organic aerosol sources47
Countering the effects of habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation through habitat restoration46
Conceptualizing Climate Vulnerability in Complex Adaptive Systems46
Inclusive conservation and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Tensions and prospects45
Meeting well-below 2°C target would increase energy sector jobs globally45
Ecological redlines provide a mechanism to maximize conservation gains in Mainland Southeast Asia44
Climate change risks pushing one-third of global food production outside the safe climatic space44
Eighty-six EU policy options for reducing imported deforestation44
How inequality fuels climate change: The climate case for a Green New Deal43
Urbanization, Migration, and Adaptation to Climate Change43
Historical and future global burned area with changing climate and human demography43
Detecting vulnerability of humid tropical forests to multiple stressors43
Ocean conservation boosts climate change mitigation and adaptation42
Alternative-energy-vehicles deployment delivers climate, air quality, and health co-benefits when coupled with decarbonizing power generation in China42
Leveraging emotion for sustainable action42
Global agricultural trade and land system sustainability: Implications for ecosystem carbon storage, biodiversity, and human nutrition41
Elevated CO2 negates O3 impacts on terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles41
Operationalizing Ocean Health: Toward Integrated Research on Ocean Health and Recovery to Achieve Ocean Sustainability41
The Global Forest Transition as a Human Affair41
Consequences of recreational hunting for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods41
Anthropogenic resistance: accounting for human behavior in wildlife connectivity planning40
Proposed Legislation to Mine Brazil's Indigenous Lands Will Threaten Amazon Forests and Their Valuable Ecosystem Services40
China's retrofitting measures in coal-fired power plants bring significant mercury-related health benefits39
The Pace of Human-Induced Change in Large Rivers: Stresses, Resilience, and Vulnerability to Extreme Events38
A 43-Million-Person Investigation into Weather and Expressed Sentiment in a Changing Climate38
We need a food system transformation—In the face of the Russia-Ukraine war, now more than ever38
Why carbon leakage matters and what can be done against it38
The Anthropocene reality of financial risk38
Seeing the Forests as well as the (Trillion) Trees in Corporate Climate Strategies38
Equity in human adaptation-related responses: A systematic global review37
Perceived environmental risks and insecurity reduce future migration intentions in hazardous migration source areas36
Switching to electric vehicles can lead to significant reductions of PM2.5 and NO2 across China36
Unfamiliar Territory: Emerging Themes for Ecological Drought Research and Management36
Operationalizing marketable blue carbon35
Past Extinctions of Homo Species Coincided with Increased Vulnerability to Climatic Change33
Chinese Overseas Development Financing of Electric Power Generation: A Comparative Analysis33
Ecosystem services at risk: integrating spatiotemporal dynamics of supply and demand to promote long-term provision33
Financial incentives for large-scale wetland restoration: Beyond markets to common asset trusts33
Achieving a nature- and people-positive future33
Toward a holistic understanding of pastoralism32
Science-Industry Collaboration: Sideways or Highways to Ocean Sustainability?32
Artificial intelligence and the climate emergency: Opportunities, challenges, and recommendations32
Inclusion, Transparency, and Enforcement: How the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement Fails the Sustainability Test31
From Satellite to Supply Chain: New Approaches Connect Earth Observation to Economic Decisions31
Historical precedents and feasibility of rapid coal and gas decline required for the 1.5°C target31
Six Decades of Glacier Mass Changes around Mt. Everest Are Revealed by Historical and Contemporary Images31
PM2.5 reductions in Chinese cities from 2013 to 2019 remain significant despite the inflating effects of meteorological conditions31
Patchwork Earth: navigating pathways to just, thriving, and sustainable futures31
Identifying Agricultural Frontiers for Modeling Global Cropland Expansion30
Lower cost and more feasible options to restore forest cover in the contiguous United States for climate mitigation30
Who is the high seas fishing industry?30
Scaling up Solutions for a Sustainability Transition30
Plant-level mitigation strategies could enable carbon neutrality by 2060 and reduce non-CO2 emissions in China’s iron and steel sector30
A guide to using species trait data in conservation30
Identifying uncertainties in scenarios and models of socio-ecological systems in support of decision-making30
A More Open Approach Is Needed to Develop Cell-Based Fish Technology: It Starts with Zebrafish29
How Simulations of the Land Carbon Sink Are Biased by Ignoring Fluvial Carbon Transfers: A Case Study for the Amazon Basin29
Plant-level real-time monitoring data reveal substantial abatement potential of air pollution and CO2 in China’s cement sector29
Persistent degradation: Global water quality challenges and required actions29
Research priorities for global food security under extreme events29
Ecosystem coupling: A unifying framework to understand the functioning and recovery of ecosystems29
The potential of water security in leveraging Agenda 203028
Central Asia is a missing link in analyses of critical materials for the global clean energy transition28
Integral functions of marine vertebrates in the ocean carbon cycle and climate change mitigation28
Net-zero emissions chemical industry in a world of limited resources28
Cost reductions in renewables can substantially erode the value of carbon capture and storage in mitigation pathways28
Different Material Footprint Trends between China and the World in 2007-2012 Explained by Construction- and Manufacturing-associated Investment28
Rising agricultural water scarcity in China is driven by expansion of irrigated cropland in water scarce regions28
Methane emissions along biomethane and biogas supply chains are underestimated28
Emphasizing urgency of climate change is insufficient to increase policy support27
Sea-level rise enhances carbon accumulation in United States tidal wetlands27
Global synthesis reveals heterogeneous changes in connection of humans to nature27
Participatory research in times of COVID-19 and beyond: Adjusting your methodological toolkits27
UNFCCC must confront the political economy of net-negative emissions27
Blockchain solutions for carbon markets are nearing maturity26
Adaptive CO2 emissions mitigation strategies of global oil refineries in all age groups26
Scrutinizing environmental governance in a digital age: New ways of seeing, participating, and intervening26
Habitat fragmentation amplifies threats from habitat loss to mammal diversity across the world’s terrestrial ecoregions26
The extent and distribution of joint conservation-development funding in the tropics26
Achieving carbon neutrality enables China to attain its industrial water-use target26
Advancing direct seawater electrocatalysis for green and affordable hydrogen25
Exploring the future of fishery conflict through narrative scenarios25
Three-quarters of insect species are insufficiently represented by protected areas25
Informal Work and Sustainable Cities: From Formalization to Reparation25
Intense Warming Will Significantly Increase Cropland Ammonia Volatilization Threatening Food Security and Ecosystem Health25
Credible biodiversity offsetting needs public national registers to confirm no net loss25
Toward a definition of Essential Mountain Climate Variables25
Understanding the Stickiness of Commodity Supply Chains Is Key to Improving Their Sustainability24
Social media data for environmental sustainability: A critical review of opportunities, threats, and ethical use24
Innovating carbon-capture biotechnologies through ecosystem-inspired solutions24
Carbon neutrality should not be the end goal: Lessons for institutional climate action from U.S. higher education24
Permafrost as a potential pathogen reservoir24
Filling Africa’s Largest Hydropower Dam Should Consider Engineering Realities24
Culturally diverse expert teams have yet to bring comprehensive linguistic diversity to intergovernmental ecosystem assessments23
Energy system decarbonization and productivity gains reduced the coupling of CO2 emissions and economic growth in 73 countries between 1970 and 201623
From environmental governance to governance for sustainability23
To Achieve Big Wins for Terrestrial Conservation, Prioritize Protection of Ecoregions Closest to Meeting Targets23
Environmental and human health trade-offs in potential Chinese dietary shifts23
Brown carbon from biomass burning imposes strong circum-Arctic warming23
Area-based conservation: Taking stock and looking ahead22
Nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction: A probabilistic modeling framework22
Carbon neutrality of China’s passenger car sector requires coordinated short-term behavioral changes and long-term technological solutions22
Global variation in contributions to human well-being from urban vegetation ecosystem services22
Climate Extremes, Rewilding, and the Role of Microhabitats22
Precipitation Characteristics and Moisture Source Regions on Mt. Everest in the Khumbu, Nepal22
Developing countries’ responsibilities for CO2 emissions in value chains are larger and growing faster than those of developed countries22
Climate variability affects water-energy-food infrastructure performance in East Africa22
Policy making under scarcity: reflections for designing socially just climate adaptation policy22
Production Globalization Makes China’s Exports Cleaner22
From South Asia to the world: embracing the challenge of global sustainable nitrogen management22
Integrating Biomedical, Ecological, and Sustainability Sciences to Manage Emerging Infectious Diseases22
A water-function-based framework for understanding and governing water resilience in the Anthropocene22
The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy Could Be Spent Much More Efficiently to Address Challenges for Farmers, Climate, and Biodiversity22
Interdisciplinary strategies to enable data-driven plant breeding in a changing climate21
Geospatial analysis of regional climate impacts to accelerate cost-efficient direct air capture deployment21
Extreme Events in a Globalized Food System21
The potential of green ammonia for agricultural and economic development in Sierra Leone21
Rethinking zero deforestation beyond 2020 to more equitably and effectively conserve tropical forests21
Governing for “no net loss” of biodiversity over the long term: challenges and pathways forward21
Increased wheat price spikes and larger economic inequality with 2°C global warming20
Negligible impacts of early COVID-19 confinement on household carbon footprints in Japan20
Onset of runaway fragmentation of salt marshes20
Transformative Adaptation in Cities20
Climate-induced increases in micronutrient availability for coral reef fisheries20
COVID-19: Clinching the Climate Opportunity20
Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization19
Managing the financial risks of climate change and pandemics: What we know (and don't know)19
Representing inequalities in integrated assessment modeling of climate change19
Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal19
Will blue hydrogen lock us into fossil fuels forever?19
Breaking down barriers: The identification of actions to promote gender equality in interdisciplinary marine research institutions19
Carbon removals from nature restoration are no substitute for steep emission reductions19
Achieving ambitious mangrove restoration targets will need a transdisciplinary and evidence-informed approach19
Subaltern forms of knowledge are required to boost local adaptation19
Setting ambitious goals for agriculture to meet environmental targets19
Improved air quality in China can enhance solar-power performance and accelerate carbon-neutrality targets19
The true costs of digital currencies: Exploring impact beyond energy use18
Circular utilization of urban tree waste contributes to the mitigation of climate change and eutrophication18
Understanding and addressing the planetary crisis of chemicals and plastics18
The politics of enabling tipping points for sustainable development18
Beyond Li-ion batteries: performance, materials diversification, and sustainability18
Making Fashion Sustainable: Waste and Collective Responsibility18
Addressing the social life cycle inventory analysis data gap: Insights from a case study of cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo18
The psychological distance of climate change is overestimated18
Savanna fire management can generate enough carbon revenue to help restore Africa’s rangelands and fill protected area funding gaps18
Region-specific nutritious, environmentally friendly, and affordable diets in India18
Early systems change necessary for catalyzing long-term sustainability in a post-2030 agenda18
Risk of intact forest landscape loss goes beyond global agricultural supply chains18
Climate-sensitive disease outbreaks in the aftermath of extreme climatic events: A scoping review18
An updated global mercury budget from a coupled atmosphere-land-ocean model: 40% more re-emissions buffer the effect of primary emission reductions18
The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: Business as usual or a turning point?18
Technological pathways toward sustainable batteries18