The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the field of Ecology and Evolution, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, more than 6365 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 363 researchers Canada ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Canada is University of British Columbia with 51 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Western Ontario with 30 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Guelph with 27 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in Canada are associated with Vancouver Island University, University of Western Ontario, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, University of Montreal, Carleton University, University of Alberta, McGill University, Université Laval, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of British Columbia.
Professor Colin A. Chapman from Vancouver Island University is highlighted as the best researcher in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 114. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Canada is Keith A. Hobson from University of Western Ontario with a D-index of 113. The third position in Canada is occupied by Paul D. N. Hebert from University of Guelph with a D-index of 110.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 95 against an average of 46 for all 363 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 398 against an average of 122 for all 363 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 47659 against an average of 11019 for all 363 scholars.