The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the area of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best 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.
Additional verification practices
As our main mission is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scientist’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to examine 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 various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 579 scientists United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in United Kingdom is University of Exeter with 35 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Imperial College London with 33 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Cambridge with 26 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in United Kingdom are representing University of Exeter, Imperial College London, University of Manchester, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Natural History Museum, University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, Cardiff University, University of Sussex, University of St Andrews.
Professor Kevin J. Gaston from University of Exeter is listed as the best scientist in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 171. Ranking on the second place in United Kingdom is Iain Colin Prentice from Imperial College London with a D-index of 142. The third spot in United Kingdom is taken by Tim H. Clutton-Brock from University of Cambridge with a D-index of 140.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 108 against an average of 53 for all 579 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Ecology and Evolution for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 319 against an average of 158 for all 579 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 44471 against an average of 14982 for all 579 scholars.