The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Ecology and Evolution relies os 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our leading mission is to make sure that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 277 scientists France ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in France is Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS with 61 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Paris-Saclay with 37 scholars. Ranking thirds is Grenoble Alpes University with 14 scientists.
Prominent scholars present in France are affiliated with Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, University of Paris-Saclay, Grenoble Alpes University, Paul Sabatier University, University of Bordeaux, Aix-Marseille University, Université Paris Cité, University of Lorraine, INRAE : Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement, PSL University.
Professor Philippe Ciais from Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace is featured as the best scientist in France in our ranking with a D-index of 178. Ranking on the second place in France is Anders Pape Møller from University of Paris-Saclay with a D-index of 152. The third spot in France is taken by Wilfried Thuiller from Grenoble Alpes University with a D-index of 127.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 108 in comparison to an average of 48 for all 277 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the area of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 426 in comparison to an average of 148 for all 277 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 57325 against an average of 11909 for all 277 scholars.