Best Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in New Zealand

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy relies os data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 5065 scholars were examined.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification practices
As our leading goal is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are listed in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a element defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 39 scientists New Zealand ranks in spot 17 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in New Zealand is Landcare Research with 7 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Lincoln University with 7 researchers. Ranking thirds is Landcare Research with 6 researchers.

Prominent researchers ranking in New Zealand are associated with Lincoln University, Landcare Research, University of Waikato, AgResearch, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, Canterbury of New Zealand, University of Otago.

Professor Steve D. Wratten from Lincoln University is listed as the best scientist in New Zealand in our ranking with a D-index of 76. Ranking on spot no. 2 in New Zealand is Keith C. Cameron from Lincoln University with a D-index of 63. The third place in New Zealand is occupied by Peter Millard from Landcare Research with a D-index of 61.

The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 65 in comparison to an average of 45 for all 39 researchers featured in our ranking.

The average number of publications in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 142 against an average of 142 for all 39 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 8454 against an average of 8454 for all 39 researchers.

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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.
194 World 1 National D-index 76 Citations 22,077 307
449 World 2 National D-index 63 Citations 15,241 257
538 World 3 National D-index 61 Citations 11,592 164
572 World 4 National D-index 60 Citations 11,952 299
680 World 5 National D-index 57 Citations 14,126 134
712 World 6 National D-index 57 Citations 8,840 129
727 World 7 National D-index 56 Citations 14,202 239
744 World 8 National D-index 56 Citations 9,753 197
772 World 9 National D-index 55 Citations 10,780 120
797 World 10 National D-index 55 Citations 7,665 144
802 World 11 National D-index 54 Citations 13,993 119
827 World 12 National D-index 54 Citations 9,107 148
847 World 13 National D-index 53 Citations 11,686 137
962 World 14 National D-index 51 Citations 5,668 84
996 World 15 National D-index 50 Citations 7,788 138
1020 World 16 National D-index 49 Citations 10,695 160
1046 World 17 National D-index 49 Citations 7,976 89
1154 World 18 National D-index 46 Citations 13,460 131
1192 World 19 National D-index 46 Citations 6,949 170
1214 World 20 National D-index 45 Citations 8,656 212
1408 World 21 National D-index 42 Citations 8,316 102
1433 World 22 National D-index 42 Citations 6,809 53
1604 World 23 National D-index 40 Citations 6,307 125
1637 World 24 National D-index 40 Citations 5,028 67
1657 World 25 National D-index 39 Citations 9,244 128
1682 World 26 National D-index 39 Citations 6,813 165
1715 World 27 National D-index 39 Citations 5,922 125
1733 World 28 National D-index 39 Citations 5,367 109
2048 World 29 National D-index 36 Citations 5,052 87
2059 World 30 National D-index 36 Citations 4,788 130
2181 World 31 National D-index 35 Citations 5,116 98
2311 World 32 National D-index 34 Citations 4,816 119
2351 World 33 National D-index 34 Citations 4,114 168
2392 World 34 National D-index 33 Citations 5,299 128
2395 World 35 National D-index 33 Citations 5,252 138
2578 World 37 National D-index 31 Citations 5,726 56
2611 World 38 National D-index 31 Citations 3,950 110
2615 World 39 National D-index 31 Citations 3,810 224

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