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- Citation Classics from AL
The number of times that a paper is cited is one indication of the value of that paper to the scientific community. The data bases maintained by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) - Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports - provide a simple, although certainly not perfect, method for assessing the number of times a paper has been cited.
We recently reviewed publications by faculty at the Appalachian Laboratory, using the online versions of Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), and categorized contributions into three classes: a) "classics" which have cited at least 75 times; b) "mega classics" cited at least 150 times; and c) "summa classics" which have been cited more than 300 times.
Classics (cited at least 75 times)
Castro, M.S.; Peterjohn, W.T.; Melillo, J.M.; Steudler, P.A. 1994. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on the fluxes of N2O, CH4, and CO2 from soils in a Florida slash pine plantation. Can. J. of For. Res. 24:9-13.
Times Cited: 102
Driscoll, C.T.; Whitall, D.; Aber, J.D.; Boyer, E.; Castro, M.;, Cronan, C.; Goodale, C.L.; Groffman, P.M.; Hopkinson, C.; Lambert, K.; Lawrence, G.; Ollinger, S. 2003. Nitrogen pollution in the northeastern United States: Sources, effects and management options. BioScience 53:357-374.
Times Cited: 140
Engelhardt, K.A.M.; Ritchie M.E. 2001. Effects of macrophyte species richness on wetland ecosystem functioning and services. Nature. 411:687-689.
Times Cited: 105
Hoogland, J.L. 1985. Infanticide in prairie dogs: Lactating females kill offspring of close kin. Science 230:1037-1040.
Times Cited: 106
Hoogland, J.L. 1998. Why do female Gunnison's prairie dogs copulate with more than one male? Animal Behaviour 55:351-359.
Times Cited: 77
Mega Classics (cited at least 150 times)
Castro, M.S., Steudler, P.A.; Melillo, J.M.; Aber, J.D.; Bowden, R.D. 1995. Factors controlling atmospheric methane consumption by temperate forest soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 9:1-10.
Times Cited: 167
Gustafson, E J.; Gardner, R.H. 1996. The effect of landscape heterogeneity on the probability of patch colonization. Ecology 77:94-107.
Times Cited: 258
Pitelka, L.F.; Gardner, R.H.; Ash, J.; Berry, S.; Gitay, H.; Noble, I.R.; Saunders, A.; et al. 1997. Plant migration and climate change. American Scientist 85:464-473.
Times Cited: 160
Plotnick, R.E.; Gardner, R.H.; Hargrove, W.W.; Prestegaard, K.;and Perlmutter, M. 1996. Lacunarity analysis: A general technique for the analysis of spatial patterns. Physical Review E 53:5461-5468.
Times Cited: 170
Solan, M., Cardinale, B.J.; Downing, A.L.; Engelhardt, K.A.M.; Ruesink, J.L.; Srivastava, D.S. 2004. Extinction and ecosystem function in the marine benthos. Science 306:1177-1180.
Times Cited: 185
Sugg, D. W.; Chesser, R.K.; Dobson, F.S.; Hoogland, J.L. 1996. Population genetics meets behavioral ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 11:338-342.
Times Cited: 183
Turner M.G.; Romme, W.H.; Gardner, R.H.; Hargrove, W. W. 1997. Effects of fire size and pattern on early succession in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs 67:411-433.
Times Cited: 213
Summa Classics (cited at least 300 times)
Gates, J.E.; Gysel, L.W. 1978. Avian nest dispersion and fledging success in field-forest ecotones. Ecology 59:871-883.
Times Cited: 653
Hoogland, J.L. 1995. The Black-tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL.
Times Cited: 349
Walsh, C.J., Roy, A.H.; Feminella, J.W.; Cottingham, P.D.; Groffman, P.M.; Morgan II, R.P. 2005. The urban stream syndrome: current knowledge and search for a cure. J. North American Benthological Society 24:706-723.
Times Cited: 304
Last updated 01/17/13 using only faculty publications published while employed by the Appalachian Laboratory