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Influential Papers

Thomas Bjorkman tnb1 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 24 09:52:32 EST 1997


This sounded like a good opportunity to try out my new access to Science
Citation Index. Here are the four most highly cited articles in my
search.  NOTES:
First, I searched on "physiological ecology" and ecophysiology.  A lot of
people don't use these keywords, so many important and influential papers
were missed. =20
Second, the index only covers paper published since 1991.  That may not be
enough time to determine whether the work was really influential.=20
Third, other research fields tend to do more citing, hence the first place
finish of an article that some reaeders may not even consider "real"
physiological ecology.

Nevertheless, food for thought:

Author(s):     STITT M; SCHULZE D=20
 Title:          DOES RUBISCO CONTROL THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND
PLANT-GROWTH - AN EXERCISE IN MOLECULAR ECOPHYSIOLOGY=20
 Source :    PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT 1994, 17: 465-487
 Times cited:     46=20
Author(s):    SEASTEDT TR; KNAPP AK=20
 Title: CONSEQUENCES OF NONEQUILIBRIUM RESOURCE AVAILABILITY ACROSS
MULTIPLE TIME SCALES - THE TRANSIENT MAXIMA HYPOTHESIS=20
 Source : AMERICAN NATURALIST 1993, 141:621-633=20
 Times cited:19=20

 Author(s):  KITAJIMA K=20
 Title:   RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC TRAITS AND ALLOCATION
PATTERNS AS CORRELATES OF SEEDLING SHADE TOLERANCE OF 13 TROPICAL TREES=20
 Source :  OECOLOGIA 1994, Vol 98, Iss 3-4, pp 419-428=20
 Times cited: 18=20
=20
 Author(s):   SULTAN SE; BAZZAZ FA=20
 Title:    PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN POLYGONUM-PERSICARIA .2.  NORMS OF
REACTION TO SOIL-MOISTURE AND THE  MAINTENANCE OF GENETIC DIVERSITY=20
 Source :   EVOLUTION 1993, 47:1032-1049=20
 Times cited:   17=20
=20
In article <62nr8o$6ri at net.bio.net>, Dave Evans <devans at comp.uark.edu> wrot=
e:

> The ecology faculty in our department is trying to assemble a reading lis=
t
> for our graduate students.  I have been asked to submit a list of the ten
> most influential papers in plant physiological ecology.  Any suggestions
> for the list?
>=20
> ----------------------------------------
> R. Dave Evans
> Department of Biological Sciences
> University of Arkansas
> Fayetteville, AR  72701
> PH:  501-575-7093
> http://comp.uark.edu/~devans/evans.html
--=20
Thomas Bj=F6rkman   =20
Dept. of Horticultural Sciences  =20
Cornell University




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