The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Ecology and Evolution is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Ecology and Evolution, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including 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 inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our main mission is to guarantee that only actual researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 2035 scientists United States ranks in spot 1 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in United States is University of California, Davis with 57 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Minnesota with 50 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Wisconsin–Madison with 48 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in United States are representing Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, California Institute of Technology, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Virginia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Boston University, Goddard Space Flight Center.
Professor Peter B. Reich from University of Minnesota is listed as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 184. Ranking on spot no. 2 in United States is David Tilman from University of Minnesota with a D-index of 169. The third place in United States is taken by Stephen R. Carpenter from University of Wisconsin–Madison with a D-index of 148.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 116 against an average of 51 for all 2035 researchers listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 377 in comparison to an average of 144 for all 2035 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 68851 against an average of 14725 for all 2035 scientists.