Top Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in Germany

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Plant Science and Agronomy was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Plant Science and Agronomy 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 Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 2,580 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 Plant Science and Agronomy. 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
4 World 1 National Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
H-index 117 Citations 50,369 332
10 World 2 National Mark Stitt

Mark Stitt

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
H-index 109 Citations 37,011 229
16 World 3 National Ian T. Baldwin

Ian T. Baldwin

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
H-index 105 Citations 38,324 344
32 World 4 National Yakov Kuzyakov

Yakov Kuzyakov

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 93 Citations 33,560 501
43 World 5 National Heinz Rennenberg

Heinz Rennenberg

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 87 Citations 23,653 430
57 World 6 National Volker Römheld

Volker Römheld

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 83 Citations 23,100 189
66 World 7 National Matthias C. Rillig

Matthias C. Rillig

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 24,244 222
68 World 8 National Andrea Polle

Andrea Polle

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 17,460 256
70 World 9 National Horst Marschner

Horst Marschner

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 24,878 165
71 World 10 National Jonathan Gershenzon

Jonathan Gershenzon

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 26,195 245
88 World 11 National Otto L. Lange

Otto L. Lange

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 77 Citations 15,179 172
136 World 12 National Albrecht E. Melchinger

Albrecht E. Melchinger

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 70 Citations 17,705 224
153 World 13 National Christoph Leuschner

Christoph Leuschner

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 13,032 254
160 World 14 National Ellen Kandeler

Ellen Kandeler

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 15,577 168
161 World 15 National Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler

Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 22,886 162
172 World 16 National Michael Schloter

Michael Schloter

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 67 Citations 16,082 205
214 World 17 National François Buscot

François Buscot

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 11,450 176
218 World 19 National Walter J. Horst

Walter J. Horst

University of Hannover, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 13,427 176
220 World 18 National Markus Pauly

Markus Pauly

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 12,527 120
233 World 20 National John Tenhunen

John Tenhunen

University of Bayreuth, Germany
H-index 63 Citations 14,124 155
237 World 21 National Ulrich Lüttge

Ulrich Lüttge

TU Darmstadt, Germany
H-index 63 Citations 11,788 227
241 World 22 National Frank Ewert

Frank Ewert

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 63 Citations 14,323 163
243 World 23 National Rainer Matyssek

Rainer Matyssek

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 63 Citations 9,828 162
289 World 24 National Wilhelm Boland

Wilhelm Boland

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 12,531 169
298 World 25 National Wolfram Hartung

Wolfram Hartung

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 11,043 134
310 World 26 National Lukas Schreiber

Lukas Schreiber

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 11,191 126
328 World 27 National Steven Jansen

Steven Jansen

University of Ulm, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 14,998 188
338 World 28 National Ulrich Heber

Ulrich Heber

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 9,498 122
341 World 29 National Ulrich Schreiber

Ulrich Schreiber

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 15,119 84
375 World 30 National Franz Oberwinkler

Franz Oberwinkler

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 57 Citations 9,160 222
386 World 31 National Susanne S. Renner

Susanne S. Renner

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 56 Citations 11,135 150
419 World 32 National Donat-P. Häder

Donat-P. Häder

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 55 Citations 8,943 156
420 World 33 National Ernst Steudle

Ernst Steudle

University of Bayreuth, Germany
H-index 55 Citations 12,359 82
421 World 34 National Paul L. G. Vlek

Paul L. G. Vlek

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 55 Citations 7,488 131
452 World 35 National Karl-Heinz Kogel

Karl-Heinz Kogel

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 54 Citations 10,769 105
474 World 36 National Annette Menzel

Annette Menzel

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 54 Citations 17,539 157
525 World 37 National Jörg-Peter Schnitzler

Jörg-Peter Schnitzler

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
H-index 52 Citations 7,295 102
559 World 38 National Rainer Georg Joergensen

Rainer Georg Joergensen

University of Kassel, Germany
H-index 51 Citations 8,849 183
577 World 39 National Urs Schmidhalter

Urs Schmidhalter

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 51 Citations 8,789 187
592 World 40 National Roland Bol

Roland Bol

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 50 Citations 8,237 164
615 World 41 National Erwin Beck

Erwin Beck

University of Bayreuth, Germany
H-index 50 Citations 7,227 125
617 World 42 National Ulrich Schurr

Ulrich Schurr

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 50 Citations 9,534 111
620 World 43 National Wolfgang Friedt

Wolfgang Friedt

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 50 Citations 6,263 176
636 World 44 National Uwe Rascher

Uwe Rascher

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 49 Citations 7,194 131
639 World 45 National Markus Riederer

Markus Riederer

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 49 Citations 7,550 85
658 World 46 National Ludger Kappen

Ludger Kappen

Kiel University, Germany
H-index 49 Citations 6,056 78
724 World 47 National Jochen C. Reif

Jochen C. Reif

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 46 Citations 10,804 99
756 World 48 National Jutta Ludwig-Müller

Jutta Ludwig-Müller

TU Dresden, Germany
H-index 45 Citations 6,048 110
770 World 49 National Thomas Miedaner

Thomas Miedaner

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 45 Citations 7,306 149
776 World 50 National Sven Schubert

Sven Schubert

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 45 Citations 7,118 122
798 World 51 National Evgenia Blagodatskaya

Evgenia Blagodatskaya

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
H-index 44 Citations 8,214 101
811 World 52 National Kurt Mendgen

Kurt Mendgen

University of Konstanz, Germany
H-index 44 Citations 9,988 95
853 World 53 National Nicole M. van Dam

Nicole M. van Dam

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
H-index 43 Citations 8,211 135
857 World 54 National Reimund P. Rötter

Reimund P. Rötter

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 43 Citations 8,461 101
861 World 55 National Hans Schnyder

Hans Schnyder

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 43 Citations 5,575 102
886 World 56 National Gerhard Gebauer

Gerhard Gebauer

University of Bayreuth, Germany
H-index 42 Citations 6,925 90
902 World 57 National Konrad Mengel

Konrad Mengel

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 42 Citations 13,543 86
912 World 58 National Andreas Buerkert

Andreas Buerkert

University of Kassel, Germany
H-index 42 Citations 6,308 206
933 World 59 National Rüdiger Hampp

Rüdiger Hampp

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 41 Citations 5,177 112
947 World 60 National Philipp Franken

Philipp Franken

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 41 Citations 8,846 109
985 World 61 National Hans Mohr

Hans Mohr

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 40 Citations 5,013 128
1025 World 62 National Dietrich Hertel

Dietrich Hertel

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 39 Citations 6,051 87
1079 World 63 National Monika Schreiner

Monika Schreiner

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 38 Citations 5,839 131
1082 World 64 National Iris Lewandowski

Iris Lewandowski

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 38 Citations 9,827 89
1094 World 65 National Dilfuza Egamberdieva

Dilfuza Egamberdieva

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
H-index 38 Citations 5,832 94
1117 World 66 National Rod J. Snowdon

Rod J. Snowdon

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 37 Citations 6,310 116
1124 World 67 National Sven Marhan

Sven Marhan

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 37 Citations 3,731 82
1162 World 68 National Caroline Müller

Caroline Müller

Bielefeld University, Germany
H-index 36 Citations 4,634 138
1165 World 69 National Eike Luedeling

Eike Luedeling

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 36 Citations 5,556 90
1166 World 70 National Frank Hochholdinger

Frank Hochholdinger

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 36 Citations 4,246 71
1175 World 71 National Hartwig H. Geiger

Hartwig H. Geiger

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 36 Citations 4,610 98
1249 World 72 National Norbert Hölzel

Norbert Hölzel

University of Münster, Germany
H-index 35 Citations 5,525 92
1304 World 73 National Tobias G. Köllner

Tobias G. Köllner

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 5,692 66
1309 World 74 National Petr Karlovsky

Petr Karlovsky

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 5,313 96
1330 World 75 National Aart J. E. van Bel

Aart J. E. van Bel

University of Giessen, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 4,791 68
1380 World 76 National Friedhelm Taube

Friedhelm Taube

Kiel University, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 4,532 230
1429 World 77 National Karsten Wesche

Karsten Wesche

Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 4,099 103
1445 World 78 National Markus Hauck

Markus Hauck

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 3,385 101
1521 World 79 National Holger B. Deising

Holger B. Deising

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,634 102
1530 World 80 National Andreas Fangmeier

Andreas Fangmeier

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 3,798 91
1567 World 81 National Ingrid Kottke

Ingrid Kottke

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 3,930 63
1571 World 82 National Angelika Krumbein

Angelika Krumbein

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,998 72
1579 World 83 National Graham P. Head

Graham P. Head

Bayer (Germany), Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,294 93
1587 World 84 National Fritz Bangerth

Fritz Bangerth

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 6,088 68
1595 World 85 National Thorsten E. E. Grams

Thorsten E. E. Grams

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,148 86
1618 World 86 National Eckhard George

Eckhard George

Leibniz Association, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 6,322 70
1634 World 87 National Wilhelm Claupein

Wilhelm Claupein

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,172 124
1675 World 88 National Juergen Kreyling

Juergen Kreyling

University of Greifswald, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 3,570 65
1700 World 89 National Marcel Bucher

Marcel Bucher

University of Cologne, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 6,917 44
1717 World 90 National Claas Nendel

Claas Nendel

University of Potsdam, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 5,768 82
1745 World 91 National Christian Zörb

Christian Zörb

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 4,234 73
1760 World 92 National Michael Krings

Michael Krings

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 5,018 197
1786 World 94 National Michael R. Thorpe

Michael R. Thorpe

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 3,377 49
1795 World 93 National Wolfram Beyschlag

Wolfram Beyschlag

Bielefeld University, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 3,927 73
1894 World 95 National Dirk Hölscher

Dirk Hölscher

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 3,848 79
1907 World 97 National Caroline Gutjahr

Caroline Gutjahr

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 3,852 50
1908 World 96 National Diethart Matthies

Diethart Matthies

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 4,665 66
1916 World 99 National Jörg Fromm

Jörg Fromm

Universität Hamburg, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 4,140 50
1917 World 98 National Klaus Pillen

Klaus Pillen

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 3,447 72
1935 World 100 National Margrethe Serek

Margrethe Serek

University of Hannover, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 5,031 116

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