Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists in United Kingdom

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
3 World 1 National Kevin J. Gaston

Kevin J. Gaston

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 161 Citations 94,105 610
25 World 2 National Tim H. Clutton-Brock

Tim H. Clutton-Brock

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 122 Citations 65,574 368
26 World 3 National David W. Macdonald

David W. Macdonald

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 122 Citations 52,012 812
28 World 4 National Richard D. Bardgett

Richard D. Bardgett

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 121 Citations 57,661 327
37 World 5 National Yadvinder Malhi

Yadvinder Malhi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 115 Citations 54,813 431
47 World 6 National Carlos A. Peres

Carlos A. Peres

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 112 Citations 41,742 391
54 World 7 National Tim M. Blackburn

Tim M. Blackburn

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 109 Citations 44,095 356
57 World 8 National Chris D. Thomas

Chris D. Thomas

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 60,853 257
68 World 9 National Oliver L. Phillips

Oliver L. Phillips

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 61,381 282
69 World 10 National Terry V. Callaghan

Terry V. Callaghan

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 104 Citations 37,099 289
75 World 11 National John H. Lawton

John H. Lawton

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 71,264 197
97 World 12 National Ben C. Sheldon

Ben C. Sheldon

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 30,605 239
114 World 13 National Andrew Balmford

Andrew Balmford

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 41,641 220
117 World 14 National Simon L. Lewis

Simon L. Lewis

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 49,457 236
118 World 15 National Stephen J. Hawkins

Stephen J. Hawkins

National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 27,346 345
136 World 16 National Jon Lloyd

Jon Lloyd

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 39,957 195
138 World 17 National Georgina M. Mace

Georgina M. Mace

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 67,885 203
156 World 18 National Rhys E. Green

Rhys E. Green

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 57,010 252
161 World 19 National Stuart H. M. Butchart

Stuart H. M. Butchart

BirdLife international, UK, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 42,046 281
162 World 20 National David W. Sims

David W. Sims

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 22,371 245
172 World 21 National Alfried P. Vogler

Alfried P. Vogler

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 28,530 277
173 World 22 National Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 29,942 240
186 World 24 National Simon G. Potts

Simon G. Potts

University of Reading, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 38,689 212
187 World 23 National Nicholas A. J. Graham

Nicholas A. J. Graham

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 28,424 228
190 World 25 National Andy Purvis

Andy Purvis

Natural History Museum, United Kingdom
D-index 86 Citations 35,591 215
204 World 26 National Jos Barlow

Jos Barlow

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 26,828 291
209 World 27 National Stephen Sitch

Stephen Sitch

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 55,564 186
213 World 28 National Russell Lande

Russell Lande

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 53,603 140
235 World 29 National Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 18,983 250
236 World 30 National Kevin N. Laland

Kevin N. Laland

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 29,661 157
237 World 31 National Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke

British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 21,819 173
238 World 32 National Robert W. Furness

Robert W. Furness

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 21,588 254
240 World 33 National Neil B. Metcalfe

Neil B. Metcalfe

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 22,410 210
253 World 34 National Stuart A. West

Stuart A. West

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 24,164 189
254 World 35 National Paul H. Harvey

Paul H. Harvey

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 40,017 151
262 World 36 National Brian Charlesworth

Brian Charlesworth

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 38,359 184
272 World 37 National Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 38,363 140
275 World 38 National David A. Coomes

David A. Coomes

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 26,546 220
282 World 39 National Terry Burke

Terry Burke

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 21,335 262
293 World 40 National Iain Colin Prentice

Iain Colin Prentice

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 41,313 190
298 World 41 National Brendan J. Godley

Brendan J. Godley

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 17,724 279
300 World 42 National Francis L. W. Ratnieks

Francis L. W. Ratnieks

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 18,199 228
308 World 43 National Lars Chittka

Lars Chittka

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 19,685 157
311 World 44 National Michael William Bruford

Michael William Bruford

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 19,862 255
314 World 45 National Andrew R. Watkinson

Andrew R. Watkinson

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 24,862 159
318 World 46 National Nicholas Polunin

Nicholas Polunin

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 20,704 157
327 World 47 National Adrian C. Newton

Adrian C. Newton

James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 22,114 263
338 World 48 National David B. Roy

David B. Roy

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 29,332 198
341 World 49 National Tim H. Sparks

Tim H. Sparks

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 23,658 247
343 World 50 National Anne E. Magurran

Anne E. Magurran

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 36,841 202
349 World 51 National Katherine J. Willis

Katherine J. Willis

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 26,508 261
364 World 52 National Richard M. Warwick

Richard M. Warwick

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom
D-index 75 Citations 26,311 192
376 World 53 National Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 75 Citations 19,006 158
379 World 54 National Chris D. Jiggins

Chris D. Jiggins

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 21,771 206
386 World 55 National Brian Huntley

Brian Huntley

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 36,699 164
392 World 56 National Sarah Wanless

Sarah Wanless

Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 16,074 241
402 World 57 National Mike Hulme

Mike Hulme

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 28,920 172
404 World 58 National E. J. Milner-Gulland

E. J. Milner-Gulland

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 17,846 261
407 World 59 National James M. Bullock

James M. Bullock

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 19,871 203
426 World 61 National Andy Hector

Andy Hector

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 42,681 159
428 World 60 National Robert J. Whittaker

Robert J. Whittaker

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 22,660 224
437 World 62 National Serge A. Wich

Serge A. Wich

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 13,402 192
440 World 63 National Neil D. Burgess

Neil D. Burgess

World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 25,916 202
441 World 64 National Brian Moss

Brian Moss

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 21,518 174
445 World 65 National Paul M. Brakefield

Paul M. Brakefield

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 13,701 211
453 World 66 National Peter Convey

Peter Convey

British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 28,637 352
455 World 67 National Alasdair I. Houston

Alasdair I. Houston

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 16,661 160
457 World 68 National Vincent Savolainen

Vincent Savolainen

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 18,393 168
463 World 69 National Timothy R. Baker

Timothy R. Baker

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 27,427 163
468 World 70 National Tim Caro

Tim Caro

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 17,480 179
472 World 71 National Paul A. Racey

Paul A. Racey

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 17,633 166
474 World 72 National Robert P. Freckleton

Robert P. Freckleton

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 22,355 152
487 World 73 National Tim R. Birkhead

Tim R. Birkhead

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 21,732 147
493 World 74 National Erik Meijaard

Erik Meijaard

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 15,000 224
495 World 75 National Ian L. Boyd

Ian L. Boyd

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 12,445 128
505 World 76 National Lloyd S. Peck

Lloyd S. Peck

British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 15,631 220
516 World 77 National Richard A. Phillips

Richard A. Phillips

Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 16,109 266
524 World 78 National Roger K. Butlin

Roger K. Butlin

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 21,441 276
526 World 79 National Gary R. Carvalho

Gary R. Carvalho

Bangor University, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 14,998 172
528 World 80 National John P. Croxall

John P. Croxall

BirdLife international, UK, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 15,631 130
548 World 81 National Toby A. Gardner

Toby A. Gardner

Stockholm Environment Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 24,419 145
552 World 82 National Josephine M. Pemberton

Josephine M. Pemberton

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 15,828 172
559 World 83 National Godfrey M. Hewitt

Godfrey M. Hewitt

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 48,897 136
570 World 85 National Ian P. F. Owens

Ian P. F. Owens

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 18,089 98
571 World 84 National Tim Coulson

Tim Coulson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 17,341 200
583 World 86 National Stephen James Ormerod

Stephen James Ormerod

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 14,966 198
599 World 87 National Graeme D. Ruxton

Graeme D. Ruxton

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 14,720 297
601 World 88 National Callum M. Roberts

Callum M. Roberts

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 28,104 120
613 World 89 National Tim G. Benton

Tim G. Benton

Chatham House, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 21,608 148
630 World 90 National Innes C. Cuthill

Innes C. Cuthill

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 14,461 141
633 World 91 National Julia A. Lee-Thorp

Julia A. Lee-Thorp

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 15,293 130
635 World 92 National Mark A. Burgman

Mark A. Burgman

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 16,154 176
649 World 93 National Tamás Székely

Tamás Székely

University of Bath, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 12,590 272
653 World 94 National Jonathan Silvertown

Jonathan Silvertown

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 16,543 109
658 World 95 National Stuart Bearhop

Stuart Bearhop

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 24,744 176
665 World 96 National Jane K. Hill

Jane K. Hill

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 26,839 135
670 World 97 National David J. Beerling

David J. Beerling

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 16,011 156
673 World 98 National Angus Buckling

Angus Buckling

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 15,791 153
680 World 99 National Rory P. Wilson

Rory P. Wilson

Swansea University, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 12,463 174
685 World 100 National Michael Begon

Michael Begon

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 39,157 142

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