The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the field of Ecology and Evolution, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our leading mission is to guarantee that only credible scholars are mentioned in the ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index according to data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, companies and politicians worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 1 scholars Botswana ranks in spot 56 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Botswana is Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources with 1 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Ecology and Evolution ranking.
Prominent scholars ranking in Botswana are associated with Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Professor Demel Teketay from Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources is listed as the best scholar in Botswana in our ranking with a D-index of 55.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 55 against an average of 55 for all 1 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 163 against an average of 163 for all 1 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 7849 against an average of 7849 for all 1 scientists.