The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications 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 scholars from the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute tool to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal 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 OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 82 scholars Norway ranks in spot 15 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Norway is Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 17 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Bergen with 12 scientists. Ranking thirds is Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 12 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Norway are representing University of Agder, University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth from University of Agder is featured as the best researcher in Norway in our ranking with a D-index of 124. Ranking on the second place in Norway is H. J. B. Birks from University of Bergen with a D-index of 90. The third position in Norway is occupied by Bernt-Erik Sæther from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 86.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 88 in comparison to an average of 48 for all 82 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 391 in comparison to an average of 151 for all 82 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 40442 against an average of 10435 for all 82 scholars.