The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
derived from various 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 papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the area of Ecology and Evolution, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only genuine scholars are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a complete means to quantify the work of scientists. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scientist’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 23 scientists Panama ranks in spot 26 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Panama is Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with 23 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Ecology and Evolution ranking.
Prominent scholars ranking in Panama are associated with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Professor S. Joseph Wright from Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is listed as the best researcher in Panama in our ranking with a D-index of 109. Ranking second in Panama is Eldredge Bermingham from Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with a D-index of 70. The third place in Panama is occupied by William G. Eberhard from Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with a D-index of 66.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 109 in comparison to an average of 52 for all 23 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 236 in comparison to an average of 137 for all 23 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 43386 against an average of 12707 for all 23 researchers.