The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our main aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 48 scholars Austria ranks in spot 20 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Austria is University of Vienna with 12 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Vienna with 8 researchers. Ranking thirds is International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with 7 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Austria are representing Institute of Science and Technology Austria, International Atomic Energy Agency, University of Innsbruck, Umweltbundesamt, Austria, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, University of Salzburg, University of Vienna, Danube University Krems.
Professor Nicholas H. Barton from Institute of Science and Technology Austria is listed as the best scholar in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 88. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Austria is Gerhard J. Herndl from University of Vienna with a D-index of 87. The third spot in Austria is taken by Ulf Dieckmann from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with a D-index of 82.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 82 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 48 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Ecology and Evolution for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 228 against an average of 148 for all 48 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 27409 against an average of 10493 for all 48 researchers.