The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Ecology and Evolution relies os data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus 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, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The inclusion criteria 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 field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best 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
As our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index with the help of metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 4 scientists Saudi Arabia ranks in spot 38 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 4 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Ecology and Evolution ranking.
Prominent scholars present in Saudi Arabia are representing King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Professor Carlos M. Duarte from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is highlighted as the best scholar in Saudi Arabia in our ranking with a D-index of 158. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Saudi Arabia is Susana Agustí from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 63. The third spot in Saudi Arabia is taken by Michael L. Berumen from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 58.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 78 in comparison to an average of 78 for all 4 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Ecology and Evolution for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 482 in comparison to an average of 482 for all 4 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 36334 against an average of 36334 for all 4 scientists.