The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 134 researchers Netherlands ranks in spot 9 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Netherlands is Wageningen University & Research with 40 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Wageningen University & Research with 21 researchers. Ranking thirds is Netherlands Institute of Ecology with 15 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Netherlands are affiliated with Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, Utrecht University, Tilburg University, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Wageningen University & Research, Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.
Professor Marten Scheffer from Wageningen University & Research is featured as the best scientist in Netherlands in our ranking with a D-index of 121. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Netherlands is Marcel Dicke from Wageningen University & Research with a D-index of 114. The third position in Netherlands is taken by Wim H. van der Putten from Netherlands Institute of Ecology with a D-index of 103.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 96 in comparison to an average of 52 for all 134 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Ecology and Evolution for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 325 in comparison to an average of 170 for all 134 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 41594 against an average of 14239 for all 134 scholars.