Butterfly on flowers

University of Plymouth researcher, Professor Camille Parmesan who is National Marine Aquarium Chair in the Public Understanding of Oceans and Human Health, is the author of the most highly cited paper for climate change, as reported by Carbon Brief.

Professor Parmesan’s paper, 'A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems' published in Nature has 3,305 citations and is also one the papers that the IPCC considers most influential.

The paper, published in 2003, found that out of >1,500 wild species (such as birds, butterflies and trees) about half had already been affected by climate change.