Top 100 in Ecology | Scientific Reports

The Scientific Reports team is pleased to announce the most read* articles from 2021 in ecology. Featuring authors from around the world, these papers highlight valuable research from an international community.

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In 2021, Scientific Reports published over 1,980 ecology papers and we are pleased to share with you 100 of the most downloaded articles* from last year. 

Top 100 in Ecology

We had incredible research revealing:

and many other fascinating discoveries across all fields of ecology.

Congratulations to all authors who contributed to these highly valuable research papers!




*Data obtained from SN Insights, which is based on Digital Science's Dimensions.

João Leite

Associate Editor, Springer Nature

I have a background in biodiversity and population genetics, but recently completed a PhD in palaeontology, morphology and biomechanics. I joined Scientific Reports in 2021, expanding my interests into open-access and improving publishing standards.