Best Ecology and Evolution Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Ecology and Evolution scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Ecology and Evolution, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 6,365 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 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 scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why 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 defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Peter B. Reich

Peter B. Reich

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 184 Citations 149,794 850
2 World 2 National David Tilman

David Tilman

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 163 Citations 198,933 330
12 World 3 National Noah Fierer

Noah Fierer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 138 Citations 96,878 309
13 World 4 National James H. Brown

James H. Brown

University of New Mexico, United States
D-index 136 Citations 94,871 337
14 World 5 National Stephen R. Carpenter

Stephen R. Carpenter

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 136 Citations 126,703 347
17 World 6 National Stephen P. Hubbell

Stephen P. Hubbell

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 131 Citations 67,451 292
18 World 7 National Peter M. Vitousek

Peter M. Vitousek

Stanford University, United States
D-index 128 Citations 115,761 261
21 World 8 National F. Stuart Chapin

F. Stuart Chapin

University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
D-index 126 Citations 108,507 298
23 World 9 National Harold A. Mooney

Harold A. Mooney

Stanford University, United States
D-index 124 Citations 104,005 313
29 World 10 National Daniel Simberloff

Daniel Simberloff

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
D-index 121 Citations 74,769 331
30 World 11 National Gregory P. Asner

Gregory P. Asner

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 119 Citations 63,474 456
31 World 12 National Jizhong Zhou

Jizhong Zhou

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 118 Citations 50,175 606
32 World 13 National John C. Wingfield

John C. Wingfield

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 118 Citations 40,211 318
33 World 14 National Jerry M. Melillo

Jerry M. Melillo

Marine Biological Laboratory, United States
D-index 117 Citations 78,456 264
36 World 15 National Christopher B. Field

Christopher B. Field

Stanford University, United States
D-index 115 Citations 84,433 257
38 World 16 National Douglas E. Soltis

Douglas E. Soltis

University of Florida, United States
D-index 114 Citations 48,321 387
41 World 17 National Jianguo Wu

Jianguo Wu

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 114 Citations 54,400 365
42 World 18 National Robert E. Ricklefs

Robert E. Ricklefs

University of Missouri–St. Louis, United States
D-index 113 Citations 45,694 326
43 World 19 National Yiqi Luo

Yiqi Luo

Northern Arizona University, United States
D-index 113 Citations 47,726 450
45 World 20 National Robert B. Jackson

Robert B. Jackson

Stanford University, United States
D-index 112 Citations 78,075 239
48 World 21 National Simon A. Levin

Simon A. Levin

Princeton University, United States
D-index 111 Citations 58,691 304
51 World 22 National Monica G. Turner

Monica G. Turner

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 110 Citations 53,628 279
52 World 23 National Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich

Stanford University, United States
D-index 109 Citations 57,508 292
53 World 24 National Robert D. Holt

Robert D. Holt

University of Florida, United States
D-index 109 Citations 63,866 293
55 World 25 National Gene E. Likens

Gene E. Likens

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 108 Citations 58,549 270
58 World 26 National Pamela S. Soltis

Pamela S. Soltis

University of Florida, United States
D-index 107 Citations 45,379 352
70 World 27 National Ragan M. Callaway

Ragan M. Callaway

University of Montana, United States
D-index 104 Citations 51,579 252
71 World 28 National James R. Ehleringer

James R. Ehleringer

University of Utah, United States
D-index 102 Citations 39,764 217
74 World 29 National Brian J. Enquist

Brian J. Enquist

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 101 Citations 48,545 330
76 World 30 National Tim R. McClanahan

Tim R. McClanahan

Wildlife Conservation Society, United States
D-index 101 Citations 31,767 272
78 World 31 National Walter Jetz

Walter Jetz

Yale University, United States
D-index 101 Citations 42,858 209
81 World 32 National Andrew P. Dobson

Andrew P. Dobson

Princeton University, United States
D-index 100 Citations 50,505 227
84 World 33 National Jon E. Keeley

Jon E. Keeley

United States Geological Survey, United States
D-index 99 Citations 42,536 259
86 World 34 National John C. Avise

John C. Avise

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 98 Citations 54,863 249
89 World 35 National Steward T. A. Pickett

Steward T. A. Pickett

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, United States
D-index 98 Citations 50,241 203
90 World 36 National A. Townsend Peterson

A. Townsend Peterson

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 98 Citations 60,866 383
94 World 37 National Robert J. Naiman

Robert J. Naiman

University of Washington, United States
D-index 97 Citations 48,241 168
95 World 38 National Thomas T. Veblen

Thomas T. Veblen

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 97 Citations 25,873 253
99 World 39 National Scott L. Collins

Scott L. Collins

University of New Mexico, United States
D-index 96 Citations 37,379 254
106 World 40 National Daniel H. Janzen

Daniel H. Janzen

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 95 Citations 52,683 265
107 World 41 National John J. Wiens

John J. Wiens

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 95 Citations 33,633 190
109 World 42 National Stuart L. Pimm

Stuart L. Pimm

Duke University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 43,245 240
119 World 43 National Jonathan B. Losos

Jonathan B. Losos

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 94 Citations 33,283 235
124 World 44 National William J. Parton

William J. Parton

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 40,895 188
125 World 45 National Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 79,329 239
126 World 46 National James T. Randerson

James T. Randerson

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 92 Citations 46,465 189
127 World 47 National William H. Schlesinger

William H. Schlesinger

Duke University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 53,069 174
128 World 48 National Stephen R. Palumbi

Stephen R. Palumbi

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 42,608 177
130 World 49 National John Terborgh

John Terborgh

Florida Museum of Natural History, United States
D-index 92 Citations 45,452 202
131 World 50 National Mark D. Bertness

Mark D. Bertness

Brown University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 34,672 170
133 World 51 National Benjamin S. Halpern

Benjamin S. Halpern

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 91 Citations 48,441 229
134 World 52 National Michael J. Ryan

Michael J. Ryan

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 91 Citations 27,912 310
135 World 53 National James J. Elser

James J. Elser

University of Montana, United States
D-index 91 Citations 43,716 248
137 World 54 National William K. Lauenroth

William K. Lauenroth

Yale University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 30,796 247
142 World 55 National Alan K. Knapp

Alan K. Knapp

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 36,411 244
145 World 56 National Michael G. Ryan

Michael G. Ryan

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 33,390 162
146 World 57 National Michael J. Donoghue

Michael J. Donoghue

Yale University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 35,852 176
147 World 58 National Daniel P. Costa

Daniel P. Costa

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 90 Citations 23,240 318
148 World 59 National Margaret A. Palmer

Margaret A. Palmer

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 90 Citations 32,748 155
150 World 60 National Osvaldo E. Sala

Osvaldo E. Sala

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 90 Citations 51,911 180
151 World 61 National Richard Condit

Richard Condit

Morton Arboretum, United States
D-index 90 Citations 35,865 198
154 World 62 National John D. Aber

John D. Aber

University of New Hampshire, United States
D-index 89 Citations 52,408 134
155 World 63 National Robert K. Wayne

Robert K. Wayne

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 89 Citations 29,507 209
160 World 64 National Andrew Sih

Andrew Sih

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 89 Citations 37,860 207
166 World 65 National Jonathan J. Cole

Jonathan J. Cole

New York Botanical Garden, United States
D-index 88 Citations 36,459 142
167 World 66 National Lisa A. Levin

Lisa A. Levin

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 88 Citations 28,367 241
169 World 68 National Joanna Burger

Joanna Burger

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 88 Citations 27,810 502
170 World 67 National David M. Lodge

David M. Lodge

Cornell University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 57,998 192
171 World 69 National Mark E. Hay

Mark E. Hay

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 88 Citations 25,664 185
182 World 70 National James D. Nichols

James D. Nichols

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
D-index 87 Citations 36,381 231
184 World 71 National Michael L. Pace

Michael L. Pace

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 87 Citations 31,500 180
185 World 72 National Jerry F. Franklin

Jerry F. Franklin

University of Washington, United States
D-index 87 Citations 46,371 191
188 World 73 National Gene E. Robinson

Gene E. Robinson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 86 Citations 22,508 181
191 World 74 National Stephen W. Pacala

Stephen W. Pacala

Princeton University, United States
D-index 86 Citations 39,939 168
192 World 75 National Julian D. Olden

Julian D. Olden

University of Washington, United States
D-index 86 Citations 32,973 276
193 World 77 National Nickolas M. Waser

Nickolas M. Waser

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, United States
D-index 86 Citations 28,097 142
194 World 76 National Thomas G. Whitham

Thomas G. Whitham

Northern Arizona University, United States
D-index 86 Citations 23,465 232
200 World 78 National Alan Hastings

Alan Hastings

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 85 Citations 31,919 257
201 World 79 National Jiquan Chen

Jiquan Chen

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 85 Citations 28,472 332
206 World 80 National Thomas P. Quinn

Thomas P. Quinn

University of Washington, United States
D-index 84 Citations 24,529 268
207 World 81 National Jed A. Fuhrman

Jed A. Fuhrman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 84 Citations 31,762 148
208 World 82 National Gretchen C. Daily

Gretchen C. Daily

Stanford University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 57,635 152
210 World 83 National Walter C. Oechel

Walter C. Oechel

San Diego State University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 27,100 220
212 World 84 National David S. Schimel

David S. Schimel

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 84 Citations 34,692 150
215 World 85 National Thomas B. Smith

Thomas B. Smith

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 84 Citations 22,794 190
217 World 86 National Thomas E. Martin

Thomas E. Martin

University of Montana, United States
D-index 84 Citations 25,663 175
222 World 87 National Anurag A. Agrawal

Anurag A. Agrawal

Cornell University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 31,042 194
223 World 88 National Ruth S. DeFries

Ruth S. DeFries

Columbia University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 53,062 163
227 World 89 National James S. Clark

James S. Clark

Duke University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 25,763 181
228 World 90 National Michael Keller

Michael Keller

US Forest Service, United States
D-index 83 Citations 25,204 168
229 World 91 National James Mallet

James Mallet

Harvard University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 26,605 155
232 World 92 National Nicholas J. Gotelli

Nicholas J. Gotelli

University of Vermont, United States
D-index 83 Citations 40,806 190
234 World 93 National John A. Wiens

John A. Wiens

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 36,425 155
239 World 94 National Larry B. Crowder

Larry B. Crowder

Stanford University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 28,244 179
241 World 95 National Sarah E. Hobbie

Sarah E. Hobbie

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 82 Citations 36,866 208
243 World 96 National Nancy Knowlton

Nancy Knowlton

National Museum of Natural History, United States
D-index 82 Citations 39,198 152
245 World 97 National Gaius R. Shaver

Gaius R. Shaver

Marine Biological Laboratory, United States
D-index 82 Citations 29,490 149
248 World 98 National Robert K. Colwell

Robert K. Colwell

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 82 Citations 55,057 155
255 World 99 National Daniel T. Blumstein

Daniel T. Blumstein

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 81 Citations 23,210 358
257 World 100 National Richard S. Ostfeld

Richard S. Ostfeld

New York Botanical Garden, United States
D-index 81 Citations 30,328 199

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