Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists in France

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
9 World 1 National Anders Pape Møller

Anders Pape Møller

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 140 Citations 71,928 809
10 World 2 National Philippe Ciais

Philippe Ciais

Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, France
D-index 139 Citations 110,479 583
27 World 3 National Wilfried Thuiller

Wilfried Thuiller

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 122 Citations 72,509 330
50 World 4 National Sandra Lavorel

Sandra Lavorel

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 110 Citations 72,903 265
62 World 5 National Henri Weimerskirch

Henri Weimerskirch

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 107 Citations 31,140 338
100 World 6 National David Mouillot

David Mouillot

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 96 Citations 35,730 303
103 World 7 National Pierre Taberlet

Pierre Taberlet

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 95 Citations 37,408 217
120 World 8 National Michel Loreau

Michel Loreau

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 94 Citations 65,968 293
168 World 9 National Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 88 Citations 31,399 217
177 World 10 National Jean Clobert

Jean Clobert

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 88 Citations 31,251 228
195 World 11 National Jean-Michel Gaillard

Jean-Michel Gaillard

University of Lyon System, France
D-index 86 Citations 27,317 298
231 World 12 National Jérôme Chave

Jérôme Chave

Paul Sabatier University, France
D-index 83 Citations 40,112 186
331 World 13 National Yves Cherel

Yves Cherel

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 76 Citations 16,445 260
401 World 14 National Antoine Kremer

Antoine Kremer

University of Bordeaux, France
D-index 73 Citations 20,777 165
434 World 16 National Patrick Lavelle

Patrick Lavelle

Sorbonne University, France
D-index 72 Citations 21,471 186
521 World 17 National Serge Rambal

Serge Rambal

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 69 Citations 18,993 128
527 World 18 National Serge Morand

Serge Morand

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 69 Citations 14,324 315
546 World 19 National Conrad C. Labandeira

Conrad C. Labandeira

National Museum of Natural History, France
D-index 69 Citations 14,605 253
553 World 20 National Ludovic Orlando

Ludovic Orlando

Paul Sabatier University, France
D-index 68 Citations 18,824 135
560 World 21 National Wolfgang Cramer

Wolfgang Cramer

Aix-Marseille University, France
D-index 68 Citations 29,491 153
575 World 22 National Christophe Guinet

Christophe Guinet

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 68 Citations 12,106 201
606 World 23 National Doyle McKey

Doyle McKey

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 67 Citations 13,035 170
641 World 24 National Anthony Herrel

Anthony Herrel

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 66 Citations 14,416 363
647 World 25 National Serge Planes

Serge Planes

PSL Research University, France
D-index 66 Citations 15,586 234
660 World 26 National Patrik Nosil

Patrik Nosil

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 66 Citations 19,709 130
746 World 27 National Eric Chauvet

Eric Chauvet

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 64 Citations 14,388 127
792 World 28 National Michael E. Hochberg

Michael E. Hochberg

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 63 Citations 13,116 144
858 World 30 National Franck Courchamp

Franck Courchamp

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 62 Citations 22,922 155
895 World 31 National Colomban de Vargas

Colomban de Vargas

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 61 Citations 16,141 143
910 World 32 National Grégory Beaugrand

Grégory Beaugrand

University of Lille, France
D-index 61 Citations 13,656 124
911 World 33 National Vincent Bretagnolle

Vincent Bretagnolle

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 61 Citations 12,600 272
912 World 34 National Cyrille Violle

Cyrille Violle

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 61 Citations 21,634 158
932 World 35 National Etienne G. J. Danchin

Etienne G. J. Danchin

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 60 Citations 16,550 165
1031 World 36 National Hervé Jactel

Hervé Jactel

University of Bordeaux, France
D-index 59 Citations 12,195 173
1120 World 38 National Christophe Barbraud

Christophe Barbraud

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 58 Citations 9,611 188
1125 World 39 National Nicolas Mouquet

Nicolas Mouquet

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France
D-index 58 Citations 23,797 104
1177 World 40 National Damien Bonal

Damien Bonal

University of Lorraine, France
D-index 57 Citations 12,863 127
1179 World 41 National Christine Ferrier-Pagès

Christine Ferrier-Pagès

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 57 Citations 9,817 170
1185 World 42 National Akiko Kato

Akiko Kato

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 57 Citations 7,662 175
1243 World 43 National Pierre Jouventin

Pierre Jouventin

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 56 Citations 8,473 113
1294 World 44 National Eric Coissac

Eric Coissac

Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France
D-index 55 Citations 12,714 83
1298 World 45 National Roger Pradel

Roger Pradel

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 55 Citations 8,256 132
1301 World 46 National Tatiana Giraud

Tatiana Giraud

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 55 Citations 9,498 125
1333 World 47 National Fabrice Not

Fabrice Not

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 55 Citations 15,531 99
1334 World 49 National Olivier Dangles

Olivier Dangles

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
D-index 55 Citations 8,648 169
1335 World 48 National Stephan Hättenschwiler

Stephan Hättenschwiler

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 55 Citations 11,940 96
1341 World 50 National Paco Bustamante

Paco Bustamante

Institut Universitaire de France, France
D-index 55 Citations 8,294 228
1353 World 51 National Frédéric Jiguet

Frédéric Jiguet

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 55 Citations 10,853 154
1377 World 52 National Richard Michalet

Richard Michalet

University of Bordeaux, France
D-index 55 Citations 13,513 118
1392 World 53 National Eric Garnier

Eric Garnier

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 54 Citations 42,596 94
1410 World 54 National Sovan Lek

Sovan Lek

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 54 Citations 9,337 183
1430 World 55 National Yan Ropert-Coudert

Yan Ropert-Coudert

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 54 Citations 7,729 167
1461 World 56 National Jacques Blondel

Jacques Blondel

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 54 Citations 10,180 87
1469 World 57 National Michel Baguette

Michel Baguette

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 54 Citations 9,630 126
1531 World 59 National Régis Ferrière

Régis Ferrière

École Normale Supérieure, France
D-index 53 Citations 7,438 106
1565 World 60 National David Moreira

David Moreira

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 52 Citations 9,117 118
1570 World 61 National Olivier Chastel

Olivier Chastel

University of La Rochelle, France
D-index 52 Citations 7,634 135
1574 World 62 National Frédéric Thomas

Frédéric Thomas

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 52 Citations 8,212 175
1668 World 63 National Jean R. David

Jean R. David

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 51 Citations 7,772 107
1684 World 64 National Ana S. L. Rodrigues

Ana S. L. Rodrigues

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 51 Citations 24,548 85
1693 World 65 National Philippe Jarne

Philippe Jarne

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 51 Citations 8,342 119
1725 World 66 National Sébastien Lavergne

Sébastien Lavergne

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 51 Citations 10,056 100
1738 World 68 National Jonathan Lenoir

Jonathan Lenoir

University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
D-index 51 Citations 14,597 143
1739 World 67 National Thierry Oberdorff

Thierry Oberdorff

Paul Sabatier University, France
D-index 51 Citations 14,489 106
1768 World 69 National Yannis Michalakis

Yannis Michalakis

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 50 Citations 7,895 80
1786 World 70 National Jean-François Ponge

Jean-François Ponge

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 50 Citations 6,847 138
1788 World 71 National Paul W. Leadley

Paul W. Leadley

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 50 Citations 21,606 93
1799 World 72 National Xavier Bonnet

Xavier Bonnet

Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, France
D-index 50 Citations 7,412 157
1823 World 73 National Martine Hossaert-McKey

Martine Hossaert-McKey

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 50 Citations 5,741 99
1826 World 74 National Michel Kulbicki

Michel Kulbicki

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
D-index 50 Citations 8,048 132
1831 World 75 National Alain Dejean

Alain Dejean

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 50 Citations 8,540 332
1879 World 76 National Thierry Boulinier

Thierry Boulinier

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 49 Citations 11,270 122
1898 World 77 National Jean-Christophe Domec

Jean-Christophe Domec

Bordeaux Sciences Agro, France
D-index 48 Citations 8,100 113
1901 World 78 National Jean-Dominique Lebreton

Jean-Dominique Lebreton

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 48 Citations 12,552 93
1906 World 79 National Purificación López-García

Purificación López-García

University of Paris-Saclay, France
D-index 48 Citations 8,378 114
1935 World 81 National Paolo Guidetti

Paolo Guidetti

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 48 Citations 7,194 125
1942 World 80 National Mireille Harmelin-Vivien

Mireille Harmelin-Vivien

Aix-Marseille University, France
D-index 48 Citations 8,534 114
1951 World 82 National Sylvain Dolédec

Sylvain Dolédec

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France
D-index 48 Citations 10,386 97
1959 World 83 National Dirk S. Schmeller

Dirk S. Schmeller

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 48 Citations 7,518 140
1967 World 84 National Philippe Perret

Philippe Perret

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 48 Citations 6,004 90
1976 World 85 National José M. Montoya

José M. Montoya

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 48 Citations 17,687 87
1997 World 86 National Gabriele Sorci

Gabriele Sorci

University of Burgundy, France
D-index 47 Citations 8,121 89
2007 World 87 National Isabelle Olivieri

Isabelle Olivieri

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 47 Citations 6,719 90
2008 World 88 National John R. Dolan

John R. Dolan

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 47 Citations 6,047 101
2016 World 89 National Jean-Yves Rasplus

Jean-Yves Rasplus

INRA Biology Center for Population Management (CBGP), France
D-index 47 Citations 6,852 136
2030 World 90 National Christopher Carcaillet

Christopher Carcaillet

École Pratique des Hautes Études, France
D-index 47 Citations 8,642 139
2054 World 91 National Anne Charmantier

Anne Charmantier

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 47 Citations 9,559 98
2071 World 92 National Markus G. Weinbauer

Markus G. Weinbauer

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 46 Citations 10,949 96
2081 World 93 National Nicolas Bierne

Nicolas Bierne

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 46 Citations 9,075 86
2111 World 94 National Patrick Duncan

Patrick Duncan

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 46 Citations 6,800 68
2130 World 95 National Vincent Devictor

Vincent Devictor

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 46 Citations 12,105 85
2135 World 96 National Sébastien Brosse

Sébastien Brosse

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 46 Citations 6,513 113
2159 World 97 National Patrick Giraudoux

Patrick Giraudoux

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 45 Citations 5,422 153
2174 World 98 National Patrice David

Patrice David

University of Montpellier, France
D-index 45 Citations 8,092 93
2214 World 99 National Marcel M. Lambrechts

Marcel M. Lambrechts

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 45 Citations 6,293 80
2252 World 100 National Serge Andréfouët

Serge Andréfouët

Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France
D-index 44 Citations 6,787 136

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