The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
derived from a wide range of 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the field of Ecology and Evolution, based on a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers 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 practices
As our leading goal is to ensure that only actual researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a complete means to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 21 scientists Chile ranks in spot 28 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Chile is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with 10 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with 3 researchers. Ranking thirds is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with 2 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in Chile are affiliated with Catholic University of the North, University of Concepción, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, University of Chile, University of La Serena, Austral University of Chile, University of Antofagasta, Adolfo Ibáñez University.
Professor Juan Carlos Castilla from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is featured as the best scientist in Chile in our ranking with a D-index of 76. Ranking on the second place in Chile is Juan J. Armesto from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a D-index of 67. The third place in Chile is occupied by Francisco Bozinovic from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a D-index of 65.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 76 in comparison to an average of 48 for all 21 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Ecology and Evolution for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 217 in comparison to an average of 155 for all 21 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 21357 against an average of 10286 for all 21 scientists.