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Ecological Processes annual awards

Ecological Processes recognises the achievements of its valued community with two annual awards.

The Highly Cited Paper Award is granted to one or more papers published in the last two years that have received a notably high number of citations in the current year.

The Excellent Reviewer Award is granted to one or more reviewers who have conducted a number of reviews that contain detailed and helpful comments, which improve the overall quality of the published article.

The Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher congratulate our annual winners.

Highly Cited Paper Award

Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications
Susan L. Ustin & Elizabeth M. Middleton

Changes in soil biochemical properties following replacement of Banj oak forest with Chir pine in Central Himalaya, India
Vijyeta Manral, Kiran Bargali, S. S. Bargali & Charu Shahi

Tropical dry forest dynamics in the context of climate change: syntheses of drivers, gaps, and management perspectives
Zenebe Girmay Siyum

Integrating morphological spatial pattern analysis and the minimal cumulative resistance model to optimize urban ecological networks: a case study in Shenzhen City, China
Yang-Yang Li, Yu-Zhe Zhang, Zhi-Yun Jiang, Cheng-Xuan Guo, Ming-Yue Zhao, Zhi-Guang Yang, Ming-Yan Guo, Bing-Yue Wu & Quan-Ling Chen

Excellent Reviewer Award

Veysel Turan, Bingol University, Türkiye
Chao Chen, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China
Raj Kumar, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India


Highly Cited Paper Award

Current and future predicting potential areas of Oxytenanthera abyssinica (A. Richard) using MaxEnt model under climate change in Northern Ethiopia
Yikunoamlak Gebrewahid, Selemawi Abrehe, Esayas Meresa, Gebru Eyasu, Kiros Abay, Gebrehiwot Gebreab, Kiros Kidanemariam, Gezu Adissu, Gebrekidan Abreha & Girmay Darcha

Research on retention forestry in Northern Europe
Lena Gustafsson, Mats Hannerz, Matti Koivula, Ekaterina Shorohova, Ilkka Vanha-Majamaa & Jan Weslien

Two decades of variable retention in British Columbia: a review of its implementation and effectiveness for biodiversity conservation
William J. Beese, John Deal, B. Glen Dunsworth, Stephen J. Mitchell & Timothy J. Philpott

Vulnerability analysis of smallholder farmers to climate variability and change: an agro-ecological system-based approach in the Fincha'a sub-basin of the upper Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia
Israel Tessema & Belay Simane

Excellent Reviewer Award

Donald Deangelis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Qi Li, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ian Douglas, The University of Manchester, UK


Highly Cited Paper Award

Heavy metals accumulation in suburban roadside plants of a tropical area (Jengka, Malaysia)
Fazrul Razman Sulaiman, Huda Asilah Hamzah

Impact of land uses on water quality in Malaysia: a review
Moriken Camara, Nor Rohaizah Jamil, Ahmad Fikri Bin Abdullah

Land use change in highland area and its impact on river water quality: a review of case studies in Malaysia
Azlini Razali, Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail, Suriyani Awang, Sarva Mangala Praveena, Emilia Zainal Abidin 

The spatial variability of actual evapotranspiration across the Amazon River Basin based on remote sensing products validated with flux towers
Victor Hugo da Motta Paca, Gonzalo E. Espinoza-Dávalos, Tim M. Hessels, Daniel Medeiros Moreira, Georges F. Comair, Wim G. M. Bastiaanssen

Excellent Reviewer Award

Donald Deangelis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ian Douglas, The University of Manchester, UK
Adewale Awoyemi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria


Highly Cited Paper Award

cffdrs: an R package for the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
Xianli Wang, B. Mike Wotton, Alan S. Cantin, Marc-André Parisien, Kerry Anderson, Brett Moore & Mike D. Flannigan

Short-term prediction of NO2 and NOx concentrations using multilayer perceptron neural network: a case study of Tabriz, Iran
Akbar Rahimi

Impact of deforestation on habitat connectivity thresholds for large carnivores in tropical forests
Miriam A. Zemanova, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Emily L. Dickins, Andrew B. Gill, John P. Leonard & David B. Wester

Characterizing drought in California: new drought indices and scenario-testing in support of resource management
Lorraine E. Flint, Alan L. Flint, John Mendoza, Julie Kalansky & F. M. Ralph

Excellent Reviewer Award

Donald Deangelis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kiros Deribew, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Ian Douglas, The University of Manchester, UK


Highly Cited Paper Award

Applications of structural equation modeling (SEM) in ecological studies: an updated review
Yi Fan, Jiquan Chen, Gabriela Shirkey, Ranjeet John, Susie R. Wu, Hogeun Park and Changliang Shao

Understanding livestock production and sustainability of grassland ecosystems in the Asian Dryland Belt
Jiaguo Qi, Xiaoping Xin, Ranjeet John, Pavel Groisman and Jiquan Chen

Spatial distribution and source identification of heavy metal pollution in roadside surface soil: a study of Dhaka Aricha highway, Bangladesh
Fahad Ahmed, A. N. M. Fakhruddin, M. D. Toufick Imam, Nasima Khan, Tanzir Ahmed Khan, Md. Mahfuzur Rahman and Abu Tareq Mohammad Abdullah

Excellent Reviewer Award

Donald Deangelis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Todd Fagin, University of Oklahoma, USA
Hesekia Garekae, Rhodes University, South Africa

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.760 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.070 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    121 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    241 Altmetric mentions