Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists in Switzerland

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
61 World 1 National Bernhard Schmid

Bernhard Schmid

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 107 Citations 53,142 371
83 World 2 National Christian Körner

Christian Körner

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 99 Citations 42,395 254
85 World 3 National Thomas M. Brooks

Thomas M. Brooks

International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
D-index 99 Citations 60,324 266
108 World 4 National Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 95 Citations 32,673 340
141 World 5 National Ole Seehausen

Ole Seehausen

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 91 Citations 34,857 389
153 World 6 National Antoine Guisan

Antoine Guisan

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 90 Citations 62,278 267
181 World 7 National Carel P. van Schaik

Carel P. van Schaik

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 87 Citations 24,026 186
183 World 8 National Nina Buchmann

Nina Buchmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 87 Citations 47,219 257
224 World 9 National Laurent Keller

Laurent Keller

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 83 Citations 24,346 256
242 World 10 National Niklaus E. Zimmermann

Niklaus E. Zimmermann

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 82 Citations 44,020 208
261 World 11 National Laurent Excoffier

Laurent Excoffier

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 80 Citations 27,843 176
330 World 12 National Marcel G. A. van der Heijden

Marcel G. A. van der Heijden

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 76 Citations 31,531 140
350 World 13 National Raphaël Arlettaz

Raphaël Arlettaz

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 76 Citations 14,906 258
387 World 14 National Hanna Kokko

Hanna Kokko

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 74 Citations 21,015 210
429 World 15 National Harald Bugmann

Harald Bugmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 73 Citations 18,703 252
442 World 16 National Jordi Bascompte

Jordi Bascompte

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 72 Citations 32,785 135
522 World 17 National Ted C. J. Turlings

Ted C. J. Turlings

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
D-index 69 Citations 21,047 162
534 World 18 National Willy Tinner

Willy Tinner

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 69 Citations 14,234 198
589 World 19 National Dieter Ebert

Dieter Ebert

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 67 Citations 16,979 170
671 World 21 National Jan Pawlowski

Jan Pawlowski

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 65 Citations 15,518 193
724 World 22 National Walter Salzburger

Walter Salzburger

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 64 Citations 11,187 170
838 World 23 National James V. Ward

James V. Ward

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
D-index 62 Citations 20,846 117
843 World 24 National Peter J. Edwards

Peter J. Edwards

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 62 Citations 11,554 157
877 World 25 National Florian Altermatt

Florian Altermatt

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 62 Citations 13,855 244
889 World 26 National Michael Taborsky

Michael Taborsky

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 61 Citations 11,554 140
937 World 27 National Michael Schaub

Michael Schaub

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 60 Citations 9,994 153
955 World 28 National Edward A. D. Mitchell

Edward A. D. Mitchell

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
D-index 60 Citations 13,209 173
985 World 29 National Michael Kessler

Michael Kessler

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 60 Citations 12,169 226
1032 World 30 National Owen L. Petchey

Owen L. Petchey

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 59 Citations 16,603 133
1114 World 31 National Jaboury Ghazoul

Jaboury Ghazoul

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 58 Citations 15,977 178
1158 World 32 National Alexandre Roulin

Alexandre Roulin

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 57 Citations 8,183 176
1191 World 33 National Florian P. Schiestl

Florian P. Schiestl

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 57 Citations 8,252 98
1209 World 34 National Jukka Jokela

Jukka Jokela

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 57 Citations 8,711 164
1226 World 35 National Wolfgang Nentwig

Wolfgang Nentwig

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 56 Citations 14,437 155
1239 World 36 National Nicolas Salamin

Nicolas Salamin

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 56 Citations 12,528 178
1408 World 38 National Heinz Richner

Heinz Richner

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 54 Citations 7,888 120
1492 World 39 National Silvia Dorn

Silvia Dorn

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 53 Citations 7,637 148
1514 World 40 National Pascal A. Niklaus

Pascal A. Niklaus

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 53 Citations 11,009 119
1635 World 41 National Wolf U. Blanckenhorn

Wolf U. Blanckenhorn

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 52 Citations 9,844 144
1688 World 42 National Redouan Bshary

Redouan Bshary

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 8,602 126
1691 World 44 National Nicolas Perrin

Nicolas Perrin

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 10,371 130
1702 World 43 National Christoph Kueffer

Christoph Kueffer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 9,342 119
1720 World 45 National Bruno Baur

Bruno Baur

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 6,650 193
1925 World 46 National Paul Schmid-Hempel

Paul Schmid-Hempel

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 6,507 80
1946 World 47 National Sven Bacher

Sven Bacher

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 18,485 105
1958 World 48 National Felix Herzog

Felix Herzog

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 10,833 105
1981 World 49 National Arthur Gessler

Arthur Gessler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 47 Citations 8,483 162
1996 World 50 National Damien R. Farine

Damien R. Farine

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 47 Citations 8,579 116
2055 World 51 National Loïc Pellissier

Loïc Pellissier

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 47 Citations 9,781 185
2090 World 52 National Alban Ramette

Alban Ramette

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 10,099 72
2134 World 53 National Daniel Prati

Daniel Prati

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 11,309 122
2244 World 57 National Robert D. Martin

Robert D. Martin

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 9,527 88
2267 World 58 National Lukas F. Keller

Lukas F. Keller

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 9,737 88
2321 World 59 National Pascal Vittoz

Pascal Vittoz

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 9,808 80
2363 World 60 National Claus Wedekind

Claus Wedekind

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 43 Citations 6,891 93
2456 World 61 National Marc Kéry

Marc Kéry

Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland
D-index 42 Citations 8,254 88
2488 World 62 National Rolf Holderegger

Rolf Holderegger

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 42 Citations 8,090 104
2503 World 63 National Benedikt R. Schmidt

Benedikt R. Schmidt

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 42 Citations 9,471 132
2620 World 66 National Christophe F. Randin

Christophe F. Randin

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 41 Citations 10,217 68
2632 World 65 National Sergio Rasmann

Sergio Rasmann

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
D-index 41 Citations 5,383 110
2673 World 67 National Alex Widmer

Alex Widmer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 40 Citations 6,682 91
2795 World 68 National Thomas W. Crowther

Thomas W. Crowther

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 40 Citations 8,409 89
2809 World 70 National Josh Van Buskirk

Josh Van Buskirk

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 40 Citations 7,314 65
2941 World 71 National Martin M. Gossner

Martin M. Gossner

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 39 Citations 6,636 139
2958 World 72 National Elvira S. Poloczanska

Elvira S. Poloczanska

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Switzerland
D-index 39 Citations 10,874 84
3000 World 74 National Urs Uehlinger

Urs Uehlinger

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
D-index 38 Citations 5,280 63
3057 World 75 National Tadeusz J. Kawecki

Tadeusz J. Kawecki

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 38 Citations 9,290 66
3069 World 76 National Michael Krützen

Michael Krützen

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 38 Citations 5,987 84
3280 World 79 National Heinz Müller-Schärer

Heinz Müller-Schärer

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
D-index 37 Citations 6,300 95
3396 World 81 National John R. Pannell

John R. Pannell

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 36 Citations 4,820 83
3567 World 85 National H. Peter Linder

H. Peter Linder

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 5,891 91
3594 World 87 National Jürgen Dengler

Jürgen Dengler

Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 8,100 176
3616 World 86 National Lukas Schärer

Lukas Schärer

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 3,530 66
3661 World 88 National Blake Matthews

Blake Matthews

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 5,562 76
3767 World 90 National Colin E. Hughes

Colin E. Hughes

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 7,205 74
3873 World 92 National Christian A. Kull

Christian A. Kull

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 7,944 86
3953 World 93 National Michael Griesser

Michael Griesser

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 4,103 84
4141 World 94 National Anna-Liisa Laine

Anna-Liisa Laine

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 3,505 75
4181 World 96 National Michel Chapuisat

Michel Chapuisat

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 4,478 76
4193 World 95 National Piet Spaak

Piet Spaak

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 4,624 119
4197 World 97 National Jasmin Joshi

Jasmin Joshi

University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 9,209 89
4251 World 98 National Mathias Kölliker

Mathias Kölliker

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 3,974 61
4346 World 99 National Roger Arditi

Roger Arditi

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 6,610 56
4367 World 100 National Stefan Schmutz

Stefan Schmutz

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 4,629 73

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