The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution relies os data
derived from a wide range of 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the area of Ecology and Evolution, created using a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists 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 rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 2 scholars Svalbard and Jan\n Mayen ranks in spot 49 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Svalbard and Jan\n Mayen is University Centre in Svalbard with 2 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Ecology and Evolution ranking.
Prominent scientists present in Svalbard and Jan\n Mayen are associated with University Centre in Svalbard.
Professor Rolf Langvatn from University Centre in Svalbard is listed as the best scientist in Svalbard and Jan\n Mayen in our ranking with a D-index of 47. Ranking second in Svalbard and Jan\n Mayen is Paul E. Renaud from University Centre in Svalbard with a D-index of 42.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 44 against an average of 44 for all 2 scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Ecology and Evolution for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 98 in comparison to an average of 98 for all 2 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 7352 against an average of 7352 for all 2 scientists.