Nathan McDowell.

Biologist Nathan McDowell is among five WSU faculty recognized in this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list, meaning they are among the top 1% of most-cited researchers in the world.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list, developed by Clarivate, the analytics company that runs the Web of Science research platform, uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields. The list is drawn from the highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index over the past decade.

Nathan McDowell, an earth scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories with a joint appointment in WSU’s School of Biological Sciences, is an international expert on the subject of forest function and disturbance under global environmental change. His recent work has focused on the causes and consequences of tree mortality due to drought, fire, insect attack, and sea level rise. He was lead author on recent articles on woody plant mortality in Nature Reviews, Earth & Environment and Global Change Biology. He has produced more than 500 publications which have been cited more than 36,000 times, according to Google Scholar. McDowell has also been an editor for New Phytologist for over 10 years.

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