The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Ecology and Evolution relies os data
combined from various 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
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading scientists from the area of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our main mission is to ensure that only actual scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, companies and politicians around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 91 researchers Finland ranks in spot 14 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Finland is University of Helsinki with 25 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Turku with 17 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Eastern Finland with 10 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in Finland are associated with Finnish Forest Research Institute, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute, European Forest Institute, Integrated Carbon Observation System, Finnish Environment Institute, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute.
Professor Ilkka Hanski from University of Helsinki is highlighted as the best scholar in Finland in our ranking with a D-index of 115. Ranking on the second place in Finland is Erkki Korpimäki from University of Turku with a D-index of 85. The third position in Finland is occupied by Seppo Kellomäki from University of Eastern Finland with a D-index of 76.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 92 against an average of 48 for all 91 scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 267 in comparison to an average of 149 for all 91 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 52562 against an average of 10140 for all 91 scholars.