The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’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
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the field of Ecology and Evolution, created using a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our main mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in Research.com ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire 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 65 scholars New Zealand ranks in spot 18 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in New Zealand is University of Otago with 15 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Otago with 10 scholars. Ranking thirds is Lincoln University with 10 scholars.
Prominent researchers ranking in New Zealand are affiliated with University of Otago, Lincoln University, University of Auckland, Landcare Research, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, Massey University, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Scion.
Professor Robert Poulin from University of Otago is featured as the best scientist in New Zealand in our ranking with a D-index of 107. Ranking on the second place in New Zealand is Colin R. Townsend from University of Otago with a D-index of 91. The third position in New Zealand is taken by Philip E. Hulme from Lincoln University with a D-index of 86.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 99 against an average of 47 for all 65 scientists featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 368 against an average of 150 for all 65 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 39100 against an average of 10768 for all 65 researchers.