The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Environmental Sciences relies os data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Environmental Sciences research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the discipline of Environmental Sciences, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, as many as 11258 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Environmental Sciences. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our primary aim is to make sure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to assess the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scholars, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide 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 areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 384 scholars Canada ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Canada is Environment and Climate Change Canada with 45 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by Environment and Climate Change Canada with 29 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of British Columbia with 26 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in Canada are associated with Trent University, Health Canada, Carleton University, University of Victoria, Université Laval, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, University of Waterloo, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Alberta.
Professor John P. Giesy from University of Saskatchewan is listed as the best scientist in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 136. Ranking second in Canada is Derek C. G. Muir from Environment and Climate Change Canada with a D-index of 121. The third place in Canada is occupied by Michael Brauer from University of British Columbia with a D-index of 115.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 84 against an average of 44 for all 384 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Environmental Sciences for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 672 against an average of 150 for all 384 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 43722 against an average of 10106 for all 384 researchers.