Best Earth Science Scientists in Austria

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Earth Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Earth Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Earth Science, over 6,742 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Earth Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
158 World 1 National Wolfgang Baumjohann

Wolfgang Baumjohann

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
D-index 82 Citations 23,447 347
346 World 2 National Yoshihide Wada

Yoshihide Wada

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
D-index 72 Citations 19,931 161
354 World 3 National Christian Koeberl

Christian Koeberl

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 72 Citations 18,401 601
1015 World 4 National Christoph Spötl

Christoph Spötl

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 58 Citations 12,238 242
1336 World 5 National Franz Neubauer

Franz Neubauer

University of Salzburg, Austria
D-index 55 Citations 9,350 239
2480 World 6 National Reinhard F. Sachsenhofer

Reinhard F. Sachsenhofer

University of Leoben, Austria
D-index 43 Citations 5,288 179
2571 World 7 National Peter W. Swarzenski

Peter W. Swarzenski

International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
D-index 42 Citations 5,461 125
2588 World 8 National Mathias Harzhauser

Mathias Harzhauser

Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria
D-index 42 Citations 6,814 209
2682 World 9 National Lutz Nasdala

Lutz Nasdala

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 41 Citations 11,795 96
3242 World 10 National Werner E. Piller

Werner E. Piller

University of Graz, Austria
D-index 38 Citations 5,930 149
3389 World 11 National Andreas Lang

Andreas Lang

University of Salzburg, Austria
D-index 37 Citations 5,875 87
3801 World 12 National Michael Strasser

Michael Strasser

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 35 Citations 4,329 148
4283 World 13 National Helmut Rott

Helmut Rott

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 33 Citations 6,565 101
4381 World 14 National Michael Wagreich

Michael Wagreich

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 33 Citations 6,860 175
4776 World 15 National Frank Melcher

Frank Melcher

University of Leoben, Austria
D-index 32 Citations 4,347 106
4779 World 17 National Achim Bechtel

Achim Bechtel

University of Leoben, Austria
D-index 32 Citations 3,697 118
4781 World 16 National Bernhard Grasemann

Bernhard Grasemann

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 32 Citations 5,109 159
5057 World 18 National Thomas Meisel

Thomas Meisel

University of Leoben, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 4,909 85
5350 World 19 National Bernhard Fügenschuh

Bernhard Fügenschuh

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 5,419 68
5467 World 20 National Thomas Glade

Thomas Glade

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 6,233 113
5489 World 21 National Martin Dietzel

Martin Dietzel

Graz University of Technology, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 3,482 117
5574 World 22 National Gero Kurat

Gero Kurat

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 3,540 156
5591 World 23 National Helmut Habersack

Helmut Habersack

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 3,475 112
5666 World 24 National Leopold Krystyn

Leopold Krystyn

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 3,296 80

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