Editor's Note: The newsletter Science Watch, published by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), last year decided to devote more attention to a research arena that, clearly, was attracting more attention among scientists worldwide: ecology and environmental science. After analyzing ISI's Science Indicators Database, the newsletter published last November (Science Watch, 4[9]:7-8, 1993) its first-ever list of leading papers in this burgeoning field--a compilation focusing on research productivity in the late 1980s.

Following is Science Watch's report, written for the newsletter by Peter D. Moore, who is reader in ecology and chairman of human and environmental sciences in the Division of Life Sciences, King's College, London. The report is presented here with the permission of Science Watch and ISI.

Science Watch has decided to add ecology and environmental sciences papers to its regular roundup of the Top 10 in research. The first grouping of the Top 10, listed in...

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