Top Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists

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 2,575 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
1 World 1 National Graham D. Farquhar

Graham D. Farquhar

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 123 Citations 78,633 263
2 World 1 National Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 53,065 686
3 World 1 National Pedro W. Crous

Pedro W. Crous

Utrecht University, Netherlands
H-index 121 Citations 49,705 687
4 World 1 National Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
H-index 117 Citations 50,369 332
5 World 2 National Stephen P. Long

Stephen P. Long

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 116 Citations 55,095 321
6 World 1 National Steve P. McGrath

Steve P. McGrath

Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom
H-index 115 Citations 46,784 305
7 World 1 National Fusuo Zhang

Fusuo Zhang

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 115 Citations 52,450 513
8 World 1 National Muhammad Ashraf

Muhammad Ashraf

University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
H-index 114 Citations 60,358 922
9 World 2 National Fang-Jie Zhao

Fang-Jie Zhao

Nanjing Agricultural University, China
H-index 110 Citations 40,795 277
10 World 2 National Mark Stitt

Mark Stitt

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
H-index 109 Citations 37,011 229
11 World 3 National James R. Ehleringer

James R. Ehleringer

University of Utah, United States
H-index 109 Citations 51,140 248
12 World 1 National Ülo Niinemets

Ülo Niinemets

Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
H-index 109 Citations 46,087 416
13 World 3 National Yong-Guan Zhu

Yong-Guan Zhu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 107 Citations 36,097 278
14 World 1 National Kevin D. Hyde

Kevin D. Hyde

Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
H-index 106 Citations 36,787 1,014
15 World 2 National John A. Raven

John A. Raven

University of Dundee, United Kingdom
H-index 106 Citations 39,075 395
16 World 3 National Ian T. Baldwin

Ian T. Baldwin

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
H-index 105 Citations 38,324 344
17 World 2 National Ken E. Giller

Ken E. Giller

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
H-index 105 Citations 43,255 428
18 World 4 National Frederick C. Meinzer

Frederick C. Meinzer

Oregon State University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 27,264 232
19 World 3 National Mark W. Chase

Mark W. Chase

Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom
H-index 100 Citations 39,837 279
20 World 3 National Marcel Dicke

Marcel Dicke

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
H-index 97 Citations 29,228 355
21 World 1 National Christian Körner

Christian Körner

University of Basel, Switzerland
H-index 97 Citations 43,433 245
22 World 4 National Alastair Fitter

Alastair Fitter

University of York, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 34,213 156
23 World 1 National Michael J. Wingfield

Michael J. Wingfield

University of Pretoria, South Africa
H-index 97 Citations 34,277 792
24 World 2 National Hans Lambers

Hans Lambers

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 97 Citations 41,016 467
25 World 4 National Jianhua Zhang

Jianhua Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 97 Citations 31,566 291
26 World 5 National Jonathan P. Lynch

Jonathan P. Lynch

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 30,498 229
27 World 6 National John S. Sperry

John S. Sperry

University of Utah, United States
H-index 95 Citations 37,460 131
28 World 5 National David Read

David Read

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 33,068 186
29 World 6 National Christine H. Foyer

Christine H. Foyer

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 32,172 249
30 World 7 National Joseph A. Berry

Joseph A. Berry

Carnegie Institution for Science, United States
H-index 93 Citations 45,319 199
31 World 4 National Yakov Kuzyakov

Yakov Kuzyakov

University of Göttingen, Germany
H-index 93 Citations 33,560 501
32 World 3 National Neil C. Turner

Neil C. Turner

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 93 Citations 35,876 311
33 World 8 National Thomas D. Sharkey

Thomas D. Sharkey

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 34,090 196
34 World 7 National William J. Davies

William J. Davies

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
H-index 91 Citations 29,258 212
35 World 4 National Rana Munns

Rana Munns

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 90 Citations 56,373 128
36 World 5 National Kadambot H. M. Siddique

Kadambot H. M. Siddique

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 90 Citations 27,371 500
37 World 9 National Ram Oren

Ram Oren

Duke University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 22,834 194
38 World 1 National Matthew P. Reynolds

Matthew P. Reynolds

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico
H-index 88 Citations 27,669 229
39 World 1 National Ismail Cakmak

Ismail Cakmak

Sabancı University, Turkey
H-index 88 Citations 27,650 207
40 World 1 National Elias Fereres

Elias Fereres

University of Córdoba, Spain
H-index 88 Citations 26,041 234
41 World 1 National Jian Feng Ma

Jian Feng Ma

Okayama University, Japan
H-index 87 Citations 29,354 216
42 World 5 National Heinz Rennenberg

Heinz Rennenberg

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 87 Citations 23,653 430
43 World 5 National Peter Christie

Peter Christie

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 86 Citations 27,535 351
44 World 2 National Jaume Flexas

Jaume Flexas

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
H-index 86 Citations 37,438 206
45 World 10 National Donald R. Ort

Donald R. Ort

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 85 Citations 32,181 200
46 World 1 National Paola Bonfante

Paola Bonfante

University of Turin, Italy
H-index 85 Citations 20,537 250
47 World 1 National Hervé Cochard

Hervé Cochard

University of Clermont Auvergne, France
H-index 85 Citations 25,717 243
48 World 3 National Gustavo A. Slafer

Gustavo A. Slafer

University of Lleida, Spain
H-index 85 Citations 22,871 231
49 World 1 National Leon V. Kochian

Leon V. Kochian

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
H-index 84 Citations 25,519 149
50 World 8 National Andrew A. Meharg

Andrew A. Meharg

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
H-index 84 Citations 28,233 178
51 World 11 National Michael G. Ryan

Michael G. Ryan

Colorado State University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 26,061 147
52 World 2 National William J. Bond

William J. Bond

University of Cape Town, South Africa
H-index 84 Citations 35,667 199
53 World 12 National Jagdish K. Ladha

Jagdish K. Ladha

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 84 Citations 25,919 208
54 World 9 National John A. Pickett

John A. Pickett

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
H-index 83 Citations 19,967 358
55 World 4 National Oene Oenema

Oene Oenema

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
H-index 83 Citations 21,197 223
56 World 6 National Alan J. M. Baker

Alan J. M. Baker

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 83 Citations 31,855 193
57 World 6 National Volker Römheld

Volker Römheld

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 83 Citations 23,100 189
58 World 1 National Klaus Winter

Klaus Winter

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
H-index 83 Citations 17,574 243
59 World 7 National Murray R. Badger

Murray R. Badger

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 82 Citations 19,904 141
60 World 13 National Evan H. DeLucia

Evan H. DeLucia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 82 Citations 17,446 180
61 World 14 National Guillermo Goldstein

Guillermo Goldstein

University of Miami, United States
H-index 82 Citations 20,334 231
62 World 15 National Martyn M. Caldwell

Martyn M. Caldwell

Utah State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 21,892 144
63 World 16 National Park S. Nobel

Park S. Nobel

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 81 Citations 23,630 294
64 World 1 National Mariangela Hungria

Mariangela Hungria

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil
H-index 81 Citations 18,955 348
65 World 7 National Matthias C. Rillig

Matthias C. Rillig

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 24,244 222
66 World 1 National Reinhart Ceulemans

Reinhart Ceulemans

University of Antwerp, Belgium
H-index 80 Citations 22,270 281
67 World 8 National Andrea Polle

Andrea Polle

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

Horst Marschner

University of Hohenheim, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 24,878 165
69 World 17 National Thomas R. Sinclair

Thomas R. Sinclair

North Carolina State University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 22,595 325
70 World 10 National Jonathan Gershenzon

Jonathan Gershenzon

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 26,195 245
71 World 18 National Russell K. Monson

Russell K. Monson

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 79 Citations 21,816 168
72 World 1 National Erland Bååth

Erland Bååth

Lund University, Sweden
H-index 79 Citations 24,661 141
73 World 19 National David B. Lobell

David B. Lobell

Stanford University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 46,686 171
74 World 20 National Kurt S. Pregitzer

Kurt S. Pregitzer

University of Idaho, United States
H-index 79 Citations 20,893 162
75 World 8 National Graeme L. Hammer

Graeme L. Hammer

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 79 Citations 19,757 238
76 World 6 National Melvin T. Tyree

Melvin T. Tyree

Zhejiang Normal University, China
H-index 79 Citations 24,792 170
77 World 9 National Stephen B. Powles

Stephen B. Powles

University of Western Australia, Australia
H-index 79 Citations 24,644 257
78 World 10 National Peter Horton

Peter Horton

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 78 Citations 18,719 144
79 World 2 National Ravi P. Singh

Ravi P. Singh

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico
H-index 78 Citations 21,900 290
80 World 21 National James W. Jones

James W. Jones

University of Florida, United States
H-index 78 Citations 24,589 261
81 World 10 National John R. Evans

John R. Evans

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 24,723 144
82 World 22 National Joseph W. Kloepper

Joseph W. Kloepper

Auburn University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 31,394 173
83 World 1 National Jørgen E. Olesen

Jørgen E. Olesen

Aarhus University, Denmark
H-index 77 Citations 21,057 303
84 World 11 National David S. Ellsworth

David S. Ellsworth

Western Sydney University, Australia
H-index 77 Citations 28,975 143
85 World 23 National John S. Boyer

John S. Boyer

University of Missouri, United States
H-index 77 Citations 24,992 136
86 World 3 National J. Van Staden

J. Van Staden

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
H-index 77 Citations 21,596 639
87 World 1 National Jacek Oleksyn

Jacek Oleksyn

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
H-index 77 Citations 46,657 188
88 World 11 National Otto L. Lange

Otto L. Lange

University of Würzburg, Germany
H-index 77 Citations 15,179 172
89 World 24 National Kenneth J. Boote

Kenneth J. Boote

University of Florida, United States
H-index 77 Citations 27,444 289
90 World 12 National Victor O. Sadras

Victor O. Sadras

South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia
H-index 77 Citations 15,457 280
91 World 25 National Gerald E. Edwards

Gerald E. Edwards

Washington State University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 18,057 263
92 World 2 National Francesco Loreto

Francesco Loreto

University of Naples Federico II, Italy
H-index 76 Citations 21,106 220
93 World 11 National Neil R. Baker

Neil R. Baker

University of Essex, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 26,611 160
94 World 4 National Rosario Azcón

Rosario Azcón

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 76 Citations 17,391 170
95 World 3 National Roberto Bassi

Roberto Bassi

University of Verona, Italy
H-index 75 Citations 14,108 166
96 World 1 National Mark Tester

Mark Tester

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
H-index 75 Citations 38,007 149
97 World 26 National Kenneth G. Cassman

Kenneth G. Cassman

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
H-index 75 Citations 36,721 154
98 World 12 National Timothy J. Flowers

Timothy J. Flowers

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 24,532 156
99 World 2 National Shafaqat Ali

Shafaqat Ali

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
H-index 75 Citations 17,485 371
100 World 13 National Sergey Shabala

Sergey Shabala

University of Tasmania, Australia
H-index 74 Citations 17,874 280

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