The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Ecology and Evolution was created using data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the field of Ecology and Evolution, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our primary mission is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that 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 impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 20 researchers Poland ranks in spot 29 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Poland is Polish Academy of Sciences with 8 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Polish Academy of Sciences with 3 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Gdańsk with 2 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in Poland are associated with University of Gdańsk, University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Nicolaus Copernicus University, University of Wrocław, Polish Academy of Sciences, Mammal Research Institute, Jagiellonian University, University of Warsaw.
Professor Bogumiła Jędrzejewska from Mammal Research Institute is listed as the best scientist in Poland in our ranking with a D-index of 64. Ranking second in Poland is Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski from Polish Academy of Sciences with a D-index of 61. The third position in Poland is occupied by Marc-André Selosse from University of Gdańsk with a D-index of 58.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 64 against an average of 40 for all 20 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 123 against an average of 144 for all 20 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 6490 against an average of 6490 for all 20 researchers.