The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the area of Ecology and Evolution, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 33 researchers Czech Republic ranks in spot 22 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Czech Republic is Charles University with 12 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Masaryk University with 10 scientists. Ranking thirds is Czech Academy of Sciences with 7 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in Czech Republic are associated with Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Charles University, Masaryk University, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Academy of Sciences, Palacký University, Olomouc.
Professor Petr Pyšek from Charles University is listed as the best scientist in Czech Republic in our ranking with a D-index of 126. Ranking on the second place in Czech Republic is Milan Chytrý from Masaryk University with a D-index of 74. The third spot in Czech Republic is taken by Jan Pergl from Czech Academy of Sciences with a D-index of 67.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 126 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 33 scholars featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 521 in comparison to an average of 177 for all 33 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 9364 against an average of 9364 for all 33 scholars.