Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Ecology and Evolution 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 Ecology and Evolution, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 6,365 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 Ecology and Evolution. 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
1 World 1 National Peter B. Reich

Peter B. Reich

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 184 Citations 149,794 850
2 World 2 National David Tilman

David Tilman

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 163 Citations 198,933 330
3 World 1 National Kevin J. Gaston

Kevin J. Gaston

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 161 Citations 94,105 610
4 World 1 National Carlos M. Duarte

Carlos M. Duarte

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 151 Citations 109,869 813
5 World 1 National Petr Pyšek

Petr Pyšek

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
D-index 149 Citations 102,283 704
6 World 1 National William F. Laurance

William F. Laurance

James Cook University, Australia
D-index 145 Citations 83,117 422
7 World 1 National Teja Tscharntke

Teja Tscharntke

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 143 Citations 82,420 449
8 World 1 National Carl Folke

Carl Folke

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 141 Citations 189,377 300
9 World 1 National Anders Pape Møller

Anders Pape Møller

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 140 Citations 71,928 809
10 World 2 National Philippe Ciais

Philippe Ciais

Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, France
D-index 139 Citations 110,479 583
11 World 2 National Hugh P. Possingham

Hugh P. Possingham

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 139 Citations 66,013 769
12 World 3 National Noah Fierer

Noah Fierer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 138 Citations 96,878 309
13 World 4 National James H. Brown

James H. Brown

University of New Mexico, United States
D-index 136 Citations 94,871 337
14 World 5 National Stephen R. Carpenter

Stephen R. Carpenter

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 136 Citations 126,703 347
15 World 1 National Miguel B. Araújo

Miguel B. Araújo

University of Évora, Portugal
D-index 134 Citations 95,067 360
16 World 3 National David B. Lindenmayer

David B. Lindenmayer

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 131 Citations 67,706 831
17 World 6 National Stephen P. Hubbell

Stephen P. Hubbell

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 131 Citations 67,451 292
18 World 7 National Peter M. Vitousek

Peter M. Vitousek

Stanford University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 115,761 261
19 World 1 National David A. Wardle

David A. Wardle

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 128 Citations 105,269 412
20 World 1 National David M. Richardson

David M. Richardson

Stellenbosch University, South Africa
D-index 128 Citations 70,249 462
21 World 8 National F. Stuart Chapin

F. Stuart Chapin

University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
D-index 126 Citations 108,507 298
22 World 4 National Richard Shine

Richard Shine

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 125 Citations 63,100 992
23 World 9 National Harold A. Mooney

Harold A. Mooney

Stanford University, United States
D-index 124 Citations 104,005 313
24 World 1 National Shilong Piao

Shilong Piao

Peking University, China
D-index 124 Citations 60,390 440
25 World 2 National Tim H. Clutton-Brock

Tim H. Clutton-Brock

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 122 Citations 65,574 368
26 World 3 National David W. Macdonald

David W. Macdonald

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 122 Citations 52,012 812
27 World 3 National Wilfried Thuiller

Wilfried Thuiller

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 122 Citations 72,509 330
28 World 4 National Richard D. Bardgett

Richard D. Bardgett

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 121 Citations 57,661 327
29 World 10 National Daniel Simberloff

Daniel Simberloff

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
D-index 121 Citations 74,769 331
30 World 11 National Gregory P. Asner

Gregory P. Asner

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 63,474 456
31 World 12 National Jizhong Zhou

Jizhong Zhou

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 118 Citations 50,175 606
32 World 13 National John C. Wingfield

John C. Wingfield

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 118 Citations 40,211 318
33 World 14 National Jerry M. Melillo

Jerry M. Melillo

Marine Biological Laboratory, United States
D-index 117 Citations 78,456 264
35 World 2 National Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 115 Citations 58,790 367
36 World 15 National Christopher B. Field

Christopher B. Field

Stanford University, United States
D-index 115 Citations 84,433 257
37 World 5 National Yadvinder Malhi

Yadvinder Malhi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 115 Citations 54,813 431
38 World 16 National Douglas E. Soltis

Douglas E. Soltis

University of Florida, United States
D-index 114 Citations 48,321 387
39 World 1 National Nils Chr. Stenseth

Nils Chr. Stenseth

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 114 Citations 46,723 484
40 World 1 National Colin A. Chapman

Colin A. Chapman

Vancouver Island University, Canada
D-index 114 Citations 40,556 580
41 World 17 National Jianguo Wu

Jianguo Wu

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 114 Citations 54,400 365
42 World 18 National Robert E. Ricklefs

Robert E. Ricklefs

University of Missouri–St. Louis, United States
D-index 113 Citations 45,694 326
43 World 19 National Yiqi Luo

Yiqi Luo

Northern Arizona University, United States
D-index 113 Citations 47,726 450
44 World 2 National Keith A. Hobson

Keith A. Hobson

University of Western Ontario, Canada
D-index 113 Citations 49,240 616
45 World 20 National Robert B. Jackson

Robert B. Jackson

Stanford University, United States
D-index 112 Citations 78,075 239
46 World 1 National Ilkka Hanski

Ilkka Hanski

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 112 Citations 50,018 255
47 World 6 National Carlos A. Peres

Carlos A. Peres

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 112 Citations 41,742 391
48 World 21 National Simon A. Levin

Simon A. Levin

Princeton University, United States
D-index 111 Citations 58,691 304
49 World 3 National Paul D. N. Hebert

Paul D. N. Hebert

University of Guelph, Canada
D-index 110 Citations 66,899 394
50 World 4 National Sandra Lavorel

Sandra Lavorel

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 110 Citations 72,903 265
51 World 22 National Monica G. Turner

Monica G. Turner

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 110 Citations 53,628 279
52 World 23 National Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich

Stanford University, United States
D-index 109 Citations 57,508 292
53 World 24 National Robert D. Holt

Robert D. Holt

University of Florida, United States
D-index 109 Citations 63,866 293
54 World 7 National Tim M. Blackburn

Tim M. Blackburn

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 109 Citations 44,095 356
55 World 25 National Gene E. Likens

Gene E. Likens

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 108 Citations 58,549 270
56 World 1 National Erik Jeppesen

Erik Jeppesen

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 108 Citations 46,186 480
57 World 8 National Chris D. Thomas

Chris D. Thomas

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 60,853 257
58 World 26 National Pamela S. Soltis

Pamela S. Soltis

University of Florida, United States
D-index 107 Citations 45,379 352
59 World 1 National Marten Scheffer

Marten Scheffer

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 107 Citations 80,235 231
60 World 5 National Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 107 Citations 73,531 340
61 World 1 National Bernhard Schmid

Bernhard Schmid

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 107 Citations 53,142 371
62 World 5 National Henri Weimerskirch

Henri Weimerskirch

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 107 Citations 31,140 338
63 World 4 National Louis Bernatchez

Louis Bernatchez

Université Laval, Canada
D-index 106 Citations 33,943 395
64 World 3 National Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 53,934 247
65 World 6 National Ary A. Hoffmann

Ary A. Hoffmann

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 105 Citations 48,079 532
66 World 2 National Simon Jennings

Simon Jennings

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Denmark
D-index 105 Citations 40,384 221
67 World 3 National Eske Willerslev

Eske Willerslev

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 104 Citations 37,300 214
68 World 9 National Oliver L. Phillips

Oliver L. Phillips

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 61,381 282
69 World 10 National Terry V. Callaghan

Terry V. Callaghan

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 37,099 289
70 World 27 National Ragan M. Callaway

Ragan M. Callaway

University of Montana, United States
D-index 104 Citations 51,579 252
71 World 28 National James R. Ehleringer

James R. Ehleringer

University of Utah, United States
D-index 102 Citations 39,764 217
72 World 5 National Yves Bergeron

Yves Bergeron

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
D-index 102 Citations 33,057 616
73 World 4 National Stefan Scheu

Stefan Scheu

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 31,788 424
74 World 29 National Brian J. Enquist

Brian J. Enquist

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 101 Citations 48,545 330
75 World 11 National John H. Lawton

John H. Lawton

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 71,264 197
76 World 30 National Tim R. McClanahan

Tim R. McClanahan

Wildlife Conservation Society, United States
D-index 101 Citations 31,767 272
77 World 1 National Robert Poulin

Robert Poulin

University of Otago, New Zealand
D-index 101 Citations 38,246 554
78 World 31 National Walter Jetz

Walter Jetz

Yale University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 42,858 209
79 World 7 National David R. Bellwood

David R. Bellwood

James Cook University, Australia
D-index 101 Citations 42,861 316
80 World 8 National Mark Westoby

Mark Westoby

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 100 Citations 60,843 218
81 World 32 National Andrew P. Dobson

Andrew P. Dobson

Princeton University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 50,505 227
82 World 9 National Richard J. Hobbs

Richard J. Hobbs

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 99 Citations 54,101 345
83 World 2 National Christian Körner

Christian Körner

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 99 Citations 42,395 254
84 World 33 National Jon E. Keeley

Jon E. Keeley

United States Geological Survey, United States
D-index 99 Citations 42,536 259
85 World 3 National Thomas M. Brooks

Thomas M. Brooks

International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
D-index 99 Citations 60,324 266
86 World 34 National John C. Avise

John C. Avise

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 98 Citations 54,863 249
87 World 10 National Craig Moritz

Craig Moritz

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 98 Citations 50,455 297
88 World 11 National James E. M. Watson

James E. M. Watson

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 98 Citations 35,872 428
89 World 35 National Steward T. A. Pickett

Steward T. A. Pickett

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, United States
D-index 98 Citations 50,241 203
90 World 36 National A. Townsend Peterson

A. Townsend Peterson

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 98 Citations 60,866 383
91 World 12 National Peter J. Mumby

Peter J. Mumby

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 97 Citations 40,224 341
92 World 2 National William J. Bond

William J. Bond

University of Cape Town, South Africa
D-index 97 Citations 47,537 282
93 World 6 National John P. Smol

John P. Smol

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 97 Citations 41,084 499
94 World 37 National Robert J. Naiman

Robert J. Naiman

University of Washington, United States
D-index 97 Citations 48,241 168
95 World 38 National Thomas T. Veblen

Thomas T. Veblen

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 97 Citations 25,873 253
96 World 13 National Steven L. Chown

Steven L. Chown

Monash University, Australia
D-index 97 Citations 33,107 421
97 World 12 National Ben C. Sheldon

Ben C. Sheldon

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 30,605 239
98 World 14 National Graeme C. Hays

Graeme C. Hays

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 96 Citations 28,189 271
99 World 39 National Scott L. Collins

Scott L. Collins

University of New Mexico, United States
D-index 96 Citations 37,379 254
100 World 6 National David Mouillot

David Mouillot

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 96 Citations 35,730 303

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