“Ocean acidification and marine ecosystems” is identified as #1 research front in Ecology and Environmental Sciences in “Research Fronts 2013: 100 top-ranked specialities in the sciences and social sciences”.
Catch a glimpse of the future of scientific discovery with the 100 top-ranked scientific research areas. Drawn on data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge.
When scientists cite each other’s work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These “invisible colleges” identify emerging trends and specialty areas—providing a distinct advantage for world policymakers tasked with furthering research in the face of limited resources.
King C. & Pendlebury D. A., 2013. Research Fronts 2013: 100 top-ranked specialities in the sciences and social sciences. 32 p. Thomson Reuters. Report.