The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our primary mission is to ensure that only credible scientists are listed in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full means to evaluate the work of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 276 scientists Germany ranks in spot 6 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is University of Göttingen with 19 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry with 18 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Konstanz with 16 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in Germany are representing Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, University of Konstanz, University of Würzburg, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Freie Universität Berlin, German Primate Center, Technical University of Berlin, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
Professor Teja Tscharntke from University of Göttingen is highlighted as the best researcher in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 149. Ranking second in Germany is Ernst-Detlef Schulze from Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry with a D-index of 146. The third place in Germany is taken by Axel Meyer from University of Konstanz with a D-index of 121.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 93 in comparison to an average of 50 for all 276 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 447 against an average of 175 for all 276 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 75236 against an average of 12466 for all 276 researchers.