Best Environmental Sciences Scientists in Kenya

The 1st edition of ranking of the best scholars in the arena of Environmental Sciences relies os data combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Environmental Sciences research’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Environmental Sciences, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Environmental Sciences, over 9206 researchers were analysed.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Environmental Sciences. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification rules
As our primary goal is to make sure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to assess the output of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to motivate scholars, companies and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where top 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.
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Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 6 scholars Kenya ranks in spot 40 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Kenya is United Nations Environment Programme with 3 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by World Agroforestry Centre with 1 scientists. Ranking thirds is United Nations Environment Programme with 1 scientists.

Prominent scientists featured in Kenya are associated with Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Environment Programme, International Livestock Research Institute.

Professor Philip K. Thornton from Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security is highlighted as the best scholar in Kenya in our ranking with a D-index of 75. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Kenya is Keith D. Shepherd from World Agroforestry Centre with a D-index of 34. The third position in Kenya is occupied by Henry Neufeldt from United Nations Environment Programme with a D-index of 33.

The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 75 against an average of 39 for all 6 scientists featured in ranking.

The average number of publications in the discipline of Environmental Sciences for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 195 in comparison to an average of 97 for all 6 scholars.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 10169 against an average of 10169 for all 6 scholars.

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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.
442 World 1 National D-index 75 Citations 29,122 195
4632 World 2 National D-index 34 Citations 9,055 94
5282 World 3 National D-index 33 Citations 5,575 93
5825 World 4 National D-index 32 Citations 5,564 99
6263 World 5 National D-index 31 Citations 6,452 60
7042 World 6 National D-index 30 Citations 5,249 43

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