Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists in Germany

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
7 World 1 National Teja Tscharntke

Teja Tscharntke

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 143 Citations 82,420 449
35 World 2 National Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 115 Citations 58,790 367
64 World 3 National Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 53,934 247
73 World 4 National Stefan Scheu

Stefan Scheu

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 31,788 424
115 World 5 National Martin Wikelski

Martin Wikelski

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 27,840 321
140 World 6 National Wolfgang W. Weisser

Wolfgang W. Weisser

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 27,586 356
143 World 7 National Axel Meyer

Axel Meyer

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 29,097 334
165 World 8 National Christophe Boesch

Christophe Boesch

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 27,585 240
178 World 9 National Ingolf Kühn

Ingolf Kühn

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 33,938 233
197 World 10 National Matthias C. Rillig

Matthias C. Rillig

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 28,828 270
263 World 11 National Christoph Müller

Christoph Müller

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 23,849 271
266 World 12 National Klement Tockner

Klement Tockner

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 30,418 230
284 World 13 National Tobias Kuemmerle

Tobias Kuemmerle

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 79 Citations 17,126 200
296 World 14 National Jörg Müller

Jörg Müller

Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 17,964 369
326 World 15 National Robert Arlinghaus

Robert Arlinghaus

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 18,354 251
339 World 16 National Elisabeth K. V. Kalko

Elisabeth K. V. Kalko

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 16,176 223
340 World 17 National Peter M. Kappeler

Peter M. Kappeler

German Primate Center, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 17,288 295
342 World 18 National Josef Settele

Josef Settele

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 29,958 257
346 World 19 National Helmut Hillebrand

Helmut Hillebrand

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 31,041 203
347 World 20 National Luc De Meester

Luc De Meester

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 20,894 288
353 World 21 National Almut Arneth

Almut Arneth

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 30,065 205
359 World 22 National Mark O. Gessner

Mark O. Gessner

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 31,834 181
377 World 23 National Alexandra-Maria Klein

Alexandra-Maria Klein

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 35,059 202
382 World 24 National Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 20,215 312
395 World 25 National Nico Eisenhauer

Nico Eisenhauer

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 18,801 340
419 World 26 National Mark van Kleunen

Mark van Kleunen

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 18,127 286
420 World 27 National Joern Fischer

Joern Fischer

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 21,585 162
484 World 28 National Hans-Peter Grossart

Hans-Peter Grossart

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 15,907 307
497 World 29 National Christoph Leuschner

Christoph Leuschner

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 14,244 277
518 World 30 National Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 13,409 208
520 World 31 National Hans-Otto Pörtner

Hans-Otto Pörtner

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 22,291 191
569 World 32 National Volker Grimm

Volker Grimm

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 20,082 219
590 World 33 National Jens Krause

Jens Krause

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 14,099 177
600 World 34 National Ulrich Sommer

Ulrich Sommer

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 17,951 198
607 World 35 National Carsten F. Dormann

Carsten F. Dormann

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 28,205 143
614 World 36 National Michael Scherer-Lorenzen

Michael Scherer-Lorenzen

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 18,740 187
623 World 37 National Jonathan M. Chase

Jonathan M. Chase

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 28,792 150
627 World 38 National Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 11,862 126
679 World 39 National Miguel Vences

Miguel Vences

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 18,693 391
687 World 40 National Hans Pretzsch

Hans Pretzsch

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 14,409 226
690 World 41 National Christian Wirth

Christian Wirth

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 18,161 197
697 World 42 National Roland Brandl

Roland Brandl

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 12,636 251
713 World 43 National Jonathan M. Jeschke

Jonathan M. Jeschke

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 18,153 182
729 World 44 National Frank Ewert

Frank Ewert

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 19,476 136
737 World 45 National Bart Kempenaers

Bart Kempenaers

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 13,717 217
747 World 46 National Stefan Klotz

Stefan Klotz

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 18,657 130
763 World 47 National Ulrich Brose

Ulrich Brose

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 17,130 140
781 World 48 National Thorsten B.H. Reusch

Thorsten B.H. Reusch

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 13,315 150
785 World 49 National Berta Martín-López

Berta Martín-López

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 17,476 129
794 World 50 National Henrique M. Pereira

Henrique M. Pereira

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 18,958 187
813 World 51 National Peter Poschlod

Peter Poschlod

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 22,708 165
826 World 52 National François Buscot

François Buscot

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 13,669 171
828 World 53 National Mark Rounsevell

Mark Rounsevell

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 19,588 176
845 World 54 National Jürgen Bauhus

Jürgen Bauhus

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 12,993 174
853 World 55 National Thomas Hickler

Thomas Hickler

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 18,345 156
875 World 56 National Christiane Roscher

Christiane Roscher

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 12,443 164
884 World 57 National Susanne S. Renner

Susanne S. Renner

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 10,799 176
892 World 58 National Wolfgang J. Junk

Wolfgang J. Junk

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 12,335 149
901 World 59 National Volkmar Wolters

Volkmar Wolters

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 13,410 159
904 World 60 National Christian R. Voolstra

Christian R. Voolstra

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 11,751 224
914 World 61 National Carl Beierkuhnlein

Carl Beierkuhnlein

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 14,393 201
917 World 62 National Helge Bruelheide

Helge Bruelheide

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 12,818 280
929 World 63 National Dieter Gerten

Dieter Gerten

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 22,648 130
982 World 64 National Nico Blüthgen

Nico Blüthgen

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 16,619 159
990 World 65 National Holger Kreft

Holger Kreft

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 17,265 169
1023 World 66 National Thorsten Wiegand

Thorsten Wiegand

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,052 151
1028 World 67 National Daniel Hering

Daniel Hering

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 11,380 117
1071 World 68 National Jens Kattge

Jens Kattge

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 15,879 127
1098 World 69 National Klaus Anger

Klaus Anger

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,659 159
1131 World 70 National Anke Jentsch

Anke Jentsch

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 12,651 183
1144 World 71 National Robert J. Paxton

Robert J. Paxton

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 10,448 143
1155 World 72 National Tobias Plieninger

Tobias Plieninger

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 9,885 144
1263 World 73 National Rupert Seidl

Rupert Seidl

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 13,090 147
1271 World 74 National Alexandra Weigelt

Alexandra Weigelt

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 12,219 131
1295 World 75 National Hervé Bocherens

Hervé Bocherens

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 10,218 138
1311 World 76 National Klaus Jürgens

Klaus Jürgens

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 9,588 100
1313 World 77 National Niels Jeroen Dingemanse

Niels Jeroen Dingemanse

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 17,263 136
1337 World 78 National Thomas Brey

Thomas Brey

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 8,590 153
1346 World 79 National Wolf Arntz

Wolf Arntz

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 6,964 118
1422 World 80 National Andreas Huth

Andreas Huth

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 8,717 162
1435 World 81 National Martin Wahl

Martin Wahl

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 9,373 140
1446 World 82 National Steven I. Higgins

Steven I. Higgins

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 16,240 105
1451 World 83 National Christian C. Voigt

Christian C. Voigt

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 8,870 204
1489 World 84 National Robin F. A. Moritz

Robin F. A. Moritz

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 53 Citations 8,573 174
1550 World 85 National Florian Jeltsch

Florian Jeltsch

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 53 Citations 11,732 167
1599 World 86 National Annette Menzel

Annette Menzel

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 52 Citations 29,212 151
1644 World 87 National Andrea Holzschuh

Andrea Holzschuh

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 52 Citations 19,372 78
1742 World 88 National Tiffany M. Knight

Tiffany M. Knight

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 51 Citations 11,543 183
1765 World 89 National Linda Vigilant

Linda Vigilant

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 11,229 121
1774 World 90 National Fritz Trillmich

Fritz Trillmich

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 6,221 105
1780 World 91 National Martha M. Robbins

Martha M. Robbins

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 7,044 135
1822 World 92 National Klaus Fischer

Klaus Fischer

University of Greifswald, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 5,746 138
1830 World 93 National Christoph Scherber

Christoph Scherber

Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Germany
D-index 50 Citations 9,846 116
1848 World 94 National Winfried Lampert

Winfried Lampert

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 12,056 76
1861 World 95 National Wolfgang Kiessling

Wolfgang Kiessling

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 13,767 122
1870 World 96 National Christian Wild

Christian Wild

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 7,554 190
1881 World 98 National Karl Eduard Linsenmair

Karl Eduard Linsenmair

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 7,494 104
1888 World 97 National Martin Diekmann

Martin Diekmann

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 7,446 125
1955 World 99 National Jörg U. Ganzhorn

Jörg U. Ganzhorn

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 48 Citations 7,822 111
1993 World 100 National Hermann Lotze-Campen

Hermann Lotze-Campen

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 47 Citations 12,995 97

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