Top Ecology and Evolution Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Ecology and Evolution was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Ecology and Evolution research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top 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 Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 6,365 profiles were examined.

The h-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 discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
301 World 31 National Terry P. Hughes

Terry P. Hughes

James Cook University, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 72,823 129
302 World 117 National Diana H. Wall

Diana H. Wall

Colorado State University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 37,550 198
303 World 118 National Jeremy B. C. Jackson

Jeremy B. C. Jackson

American Museum of Natural History, United States
H-index 78 Citations 75,242 149
304 World 32 National David M. J. S. Bowman

David M. J. S. Bowman

University of Tasmania, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 22,797 336
305 World 7 National Pedro Jordano

Pedro Jordano

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 78 Citations 28,364 145
306 World 9 National Marcel E. Visser

Marcel E. Visser

University of Groningen, Netherlands
H-index 78 Citations 25,656 207
307 World 119 National David Pimentel

David Pimentel

Cornell University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 43,460 220
308 World 43 National Lars Chittka

Lars Chittka

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 19,685 157
309 World 8 National Ángel Borja

Ángel Borja

AZTI, Spain
H-index 77 Citations 18,875 213
310 World 120 National John W. Day

John W. Day

Louisiana State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 18,678 252
311 World 44 National Michael William Bruford

Michael William Bruford

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 19,862 255
312 World 121 National Francis E. Putz

Francis E. Putz

University of Florida, United States
H-index 77 Citations 22,005 191
313 World 6 National Marc Mangel

Marc Mangel

University of Bergen, Norway
H-index 77 Citations 30,360 267
314 World 45 National Andrew R. Watkinson

Andrew R. Watkinson

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 24,862 159
315 World 33 National Michael A. McCarthy

Michael A. McCarthy

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 77 Citations 16,655 213
316 World 2 National Franz Essl

Franz Essl

University of Vienna, Austria
H-index 77 Citations 19,236 262
317 World 7 National Jon E. Swenson

Jon E. Swenson

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
H-index 77 Citations 17,387 197
318 World 46 National Nicholas Polunin

Nicholas Polunin

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 20,704 157
319 World 1 National Martin Zobel

Martin Zobel

University of Tartu, Estonia
H-index 77 Citations 26,838 197
320 World 122 National Mauro Galetti

Mauro Galetti

University of Miami, United States
H-index 77 Citations 21,690 249
321 World 123 National Laurie J. Vitt

Laurie J. Vitt

University of Oklahoma, United States
H-index 77 Citations 19,202 204
322 World 10 National Han Olff

Han Olff

University of Groningen, Netherlands
H-index 77 Citations 18,138 199
323 World 124 National Robert F. Denno

Robert F. Denno

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 77 Citations 22,425 133
324 World 34 National David Raubenheimer

David Raubenheimer

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 76 Citations 18,003 226
325 World 125 National Peter R. Grant

Peter R. Grant

Princeton University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 19,818 155
326 World 15 National Robert Arlinghaus

Robert Arlinghaus

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 18,354 251
327 World 47 National Adrian C. Newton

Adrian C. Newton

James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 22,114 263
328 World 11 National Maurice W. Sabelis

Maurice W. Sabelis

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 76 Citations 19,512 269
329 World 126 National Volker C. Radeloff

Volker C. Radeloff

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 76 Citations 18,658 247
330 World 12 National Marcel G. A. van der Heijden

Marcel G. A. van der Heijden

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 76 Citations 31,531 140
331 World 13 National Yves Cherel

Yves Cherel

University of La Rochelle, France
H-index 76 Citations 16,445 260
332 World 127 National Ivan Valiela

Ivan Valiela

Marine Biological Laboratory, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,052 209
333 World 128 National Ariel E. Lugo

Ariel E. Lugo

US Forest Service, United States
H-index 76 Citations 35,385 198
334 World 9 National Josep M. Gasol

Josep M. Gasol

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 76 Citations 20,683 248
335 World 12 National Rien Aerts

Rien Aerts

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 76 Citations 29,165 163
336 World 35 National Richard A. Fuller

Richard A. Fuller

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 76 Citations 21,921 184
337 World 129 National Peter W. Price

Peter W. Price

Northern Arizona University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 25,583 185
338 World 48 National David B. Roy

David B. Roy

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 29,332 198
339 World 16 National Elisabeth K. V. Kalko

Elisabeth K. V. Kalko

University of Ulm, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 16,176 223
340 World 17 National Peter M. Kappeler

Peter M. Kappeler

German Primate Center, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 17,288 295
341 World 49 National Tim H. Sparks

Tim H. Sparks

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 23,658 247
342 World 18 National Josef Settele

Josef Settele

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 29,958 257
343 World 50 National Anne E. Magurran

Anne E. Magurran

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 36,841 202
344 World 2 National Luigi Boitani

Luigi Boitani

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
H-index 76 Citations 22,610 205
345 World 130 National David D. Ackerly

David D. Ackerly

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 76 Citations 46,557 162
346 World 19 National Helmut Hillebrand

Helmut Hillebrand

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 31,041 203
347 World 20 National Luc De Meester

Luc De Meester

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 20,894 288
348 World 131 National Daniel E. Schindler

Daniel E. Schindler

University of Washington, United States
H-index 76 Citations 21,384 189
349 World 51 National Katherine J. Willis

Katherine J. Willis

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 26,508 261
350 World 13 National Raphaël Arlettaz

Raphaël Arlettaz

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 76 Citations 14,906 258
351 World 132 National Nathan J. Sanders

Nathan J. Sanders

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 76 Citations 19,797 205
352 World 133 National Andrew M. Liebhold

Andrew M. Liebhold

US Forest Service, United States
H-index 76 Citations 21,588 257
353 World 21 National Almut Arneth

Almut Arneth

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 30,065 205
354 World 134 National Todd E. Dawson

Todd E. Dawson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 75 Citations 24,414 165
355 World 4 National Robert J. Scholes

Robert J. Scholes

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
H-index 75 Citations 38,535 175
356 World 135 National Jeanne Altmann

Jeanne Altmann

Princeton University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 16,473 142
357 World 137 National Thomas H. Kunz

Thomas H. Kunz

Boston University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 21,244 180
358 World 136 National Wayne M. Getz

Wayne M. Getz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 75 Citations 22,137 226
359 World 22 National Mark O. Gessner

Mark O. Gessner

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 31,834 181
360 World 138 National Robert E. Page

Robert E. Page

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 16,242 165
361 World 13 National Wim H. van der Putten

Wim H. van der Putten

Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Netherlands
H-index 75 Citations 30,420 199
362 World 139 National Anthony R. Ives

Anthony R. Ives

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 75 Citations 23,068 175
363 World 140 National Charles H. Peterson

Charles H. Peterson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 75 Citations 34,308 161
364 World 52 National Richard M. Warwick

Richard M. Warwick

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 26,311 192
365 World 26 National Christian Messier

Christian Messier

University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
H-index 75 Citations 19,839 314
366 World 36 National Stuart E. Bunn

Stuart E. Bunn

Griffith University, Australia
H-index 75 Citations 26,998 187
367 World 141 National William J. Mitsch

William J. Mitsch

Florida Gulf Coast University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 21,362 251
368 World 142 National James F. Kitchell

James F. Kitchell

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 75 Citations 26,336 139
369 World 27 National Anthony R. E. Sinclair

Anthony R. E. Sinclair

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 75 Citations 25,132 144
370 World 143 National John N. Thompson

John N. Thompson

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 75 Citations 34,401 141
371 World 144 National Raymond D. Semlitsch

Raymond D. Semlitsch

University of Missouri, United States
H-index 75 Citations 20,877 213
372 World 37 National Thomas Wernberg

Thomas Wernberg

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 75 Citations 19,781 225
373 World 8 National Rolf A. Ims

Rolf A. Ims

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
H-index 75 Citations 20,599 252
374 World 38 National Mark I. McCormick

Mark I. McCormick

James Cook University, Australia
H-index 75 Citations 17,591 262
375 World 145 National Bradford A. Hawkins

Bradford A. Hawkins

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 75 Citations 21,429 150
376 World 53 National Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 19,006 158
377 World 23 National Alexandra-Maria Klein

Alexandra-Maria Klein

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 35,059 202
378 World 146 National Kurt S. Pregitzer

Kurt S. Pregitzer

University of Idaho, United States
H-index 74 Citations 22,347 160
379 World 54 National Chris D. Jiggins

Chris D. Jiggins

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 21,771 206
380 World 14 National Peter M. J. Herman

Peter M. J. Herman

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
H-index 74 Citations 17,539 198
381 World 147 National Joshua P. Schimel

Joshua P. Schimel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,380 125
382 World 24 National Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 20,215 312
383 World 148 National Timothy J. Fahey

Timothy J. Fahey

Cornell University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 17,741 208
384 World 15 National Hal Caswell

Hal Caswell

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 74 Citations 20,885 140
385 World 28 National Marco Festa-Bianchet

Marco Festa-Bianchet

Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
H-index 74 Citations 22,510 224
386 World 55 National Brian Huntley

Brian Huntley

Durham University, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 36,699 164
387 World 14 National Hanna Kokko

Hanna Kokko

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 74 Citations 21,015 210
388 World 3 National Christer Nilsson

Christer Nilsson

Umeå University, Sweden
H-index 74 Citations 23,869 184
389 World 10 National Marta Coll

Marta Coll

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 74 Citations 19,920 228
390 World 150 National Aaron M. Ellison

Aaron M. Ellison

Harvard University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,023 218
391 World 149 National David N. Reznick

David N. Reznick

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 74 Citations 24,263 183
392 World 56 National Sarah Wanless

Sarah Wanless

Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 16,074 241
393 World 152 National Charles D. Canham

Charles D. Canham

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,739 127
394 World 151 National James A. Estes

James A. Estes

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 74 Citations 38,065 142
395 World 25 National Nico Eisenhauer

Nico Eisenhauer

Leipzig University, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 18,801 340
396 World 153 National Catherine M. Pringle

Catherine M. Pringle

University of Georgia, United States
H-index 74 Citations 17,928 169
397 World 1 National Yossi Loya

Yossi Loya

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 74 Citations 18,390 221
398 World 4 National Jani Heino

Jani Heino

Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
H-index 74 Citations 16,396 261
399 World 154 National Keith Paustian

Keith Paustian

Colorado State University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 28,182 172
400 World 4 National Lars J. Tranvik

Lars J. Tranvik

Uppsala University, Sweden
H-index 73 Citations 25,597 139

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