Visualizing 100 years of ecological research fields

Mike Hutchings et al. published a paper in the recent issue of the Journal entitled “Tansley’s vision for Journal of Ecology, and a Centenary Celebration”.

In the aforementioned paper they presented a table breaking down how papers were distributed across different fields of ecology over the past 100 years (or the first 100 volumes of the Journal).

Here, we present a heatmap of the data.  Colors range from light grey (zero percent of publications during those volumes/years) to black (larger percent of publications during those volumes/years).  The heat map is sorted by descending mean number of publications over all volumes/years.

See discussion of these trends in the paper by Hutchings et al. here.

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