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Dr. Robert CostanzaIn this interview, Dr. Robert Costanza talks about his highly cited paper, "The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital," (Nature 387[6630]: 253-60, 15 May 1997). According to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, this paper is currently ranked at #2 among Environment/Ecology papers published in the past decade, with 530 citations to date. Dr. Costanza’s work in this field includes 21 papers cited a total of 786 times to date. He also has 22 papers cited a total of 219 times in the field of Economics & Business...
Dr. Alan CassellAccording to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, Dr. Alan Cassell’s work has entered the top 1% in terms of total citations in the field of Chemistry. Dr. Cassell’s record in this field includes 13 papers cited a total of 1,361 times to date. Dr. Cassell is a Project Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center’s Center for Nanotechnology. In this interview, he discusses his highly cited work...
According to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) garnered the largest percentage increase in total citations from December 2003 to February 2004 in the field of Biology & Biochemistry...
The Sport PsychologistAccording to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product database, The Sport Psychologist is listed among the 267 top-performing journals in the field of Psychiatry/Psychology. Designed for educational and clinical psychologists, TSP focuses on applied research...
DenmarkTen-year country rankings for Denmark among the 148 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries...


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