Best Ecology and Evolution Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Ecology and Evolution universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 30 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 6,365 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,026 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic 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.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
1 World 1 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 50 6,142 Σ H-Index 2,542
2 World 1 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 48 5,285 Σ H-Index 2,361
3 World 1 National James Cook University

James Cook University

Australia
Scholars 38 5,893 Σ H-Index 2,201
4 World 2 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 39 4,769 Σ H-Index 2,090
5 World 1 National Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands
Scholars 39 4,801 Σ H-Index 1,946
6 World 3 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 39 4,306 Σ H-Index 1,887
7 World 4 National Colorado State University

Colorado State University

United States
Scholars 37 4,081 Σ H-Index 1,848
8 World 1 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 4,463 Σ H-Index 1,800
9 World 5 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 31 4,339 Σ H-Index 1,800
10 World 6 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 35 3,924 Σ H-Index 1,766
11 World 2 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 32 4,872 Σ H-Index 1,743
12 World 2 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 35 5,716 Σ H-Index 1,740
13 World 7 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 35 4,081 Σ H-Index 1,717
14 World 8 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 32 3,355 Σ H-Index 1,630
15 World 9 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 21 3,371 Σ H-Index 1,575
16 World 10 National Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 36 3,344 Σ H-Index 1,573
17 World 1 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 34 3,473 Σ H-Index 1,492
18 World 11 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 31 3,082 Σ H-Index 1,483
19 World 3 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Australia
Scholars 29 4,176 Σ H-Index 1,467
20 World 1 National Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden
Scholars 35 3,377 Σ H-Index 1,413
21 World 12 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 28 3,483 Σ H-Index 1,391
22 World 13 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 26 3,361 Σ H-Index 1,380
23 World 1 National University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 26 3,378 Σ H-Index 1,334
24 World 3 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 23 3,176 Σ H-Index 1,311
25 World 2 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 28 3,354 Σ H-Index 1,306
26 World 1 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 25 3,229 Σ H-Index 1,248
27 World 3 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 26 2,976 Σ H-Index 1,236
28 World 1 National Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Denmark
Scholars 26 3,806 Σ H-Index 1,230
29 World 14 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 22 2,795 Σ H-Index 1,227
30 World 4 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Australia
Scholars 25 3,966 Σ H-Index 1,225
31 World 15 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 25 2,672 Σ H-Index 1,210
32 World 5 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 26 3,462 Σ H-Index 1,204
33 World 2 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 24 3,032 Σ H-Index 1,200
34 World 4 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 22 2,779 Σ H-Index 1,193
35 World 16 National Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

United States
Scholars 21 2,816 Σ H-Index 1,163
36 World 2 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 24 2,455 Σ H-Index 1,119
37 World 17 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 23 2,430 Σ H-Index 1,117
38 World 18 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 25 2,546 Σ H-Index 1,102
39 World 6 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 21 3,312 Σ H-Index 1,099
40 World 19 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 21 2,360 Σ H-Index 1,098
41 World 7 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 21 3,537 Σ H-Index 1,085
42 World 3 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 20 2,529 Σ H-Index 1,079
43 World 20 National University of Montana System

University of Montana System

United States
Scholars 20 2,329 Σ H-Index 1,034
44 World 8 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Australia
Scholars 20 3,044 Σ H-Index 1,026
45 World 21 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 19 2,195 Σ H-Index 1,013
46 World 22 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 20 2,203 Σ H-Index 999
47 World 5 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 2,516 Σ H-Index 992
48 World 2 National University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Netherlands
Scholars 20 2,582 Σ H-Index 987
49 World 23 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 17 2,228 Σ H-Index 979
50 World 6 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 2,105 Σ H-Index 953
51 World 24 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 17 2,103 Σ H-Index 921
52 World 4 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 18 2,220 Σ H-Index 919
53 World 9 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 20 2,524 Σ H-Index 891
54 World 10 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Australia
Scholars 19 2,523 Σ H-Index 880
55 World 25 National University of Alaska System

University of Alaska System

United States
Scholars 18 1,927 Σ H-Index 823
56 World 2 National University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 14 2,324 Σ H-Index 815
57 World 1 National University of Göttingen

University of Göttingen

Germany
Scholars 16 2,424 Σ H-Index 811
58 World 7 National University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 1,932 Σ H-Index 809
59 World 26 National University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

United States
Scholars 17 1,879 Σ H-Index 805
60 World 5 National Université Laval

Université Laval

Canada
Scholars 14 2,186 Σ H-Index 793
61 World 27 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 14 1,725 Σ H-Index 790
62 World 3 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 15 2,218 Σ H-Index 775
63 World 28 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 16 1,722 Σ H-Index 770
64 World 8 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 1,876 Σ H-Index 769
65 World 29 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 16 1,942 Σ H-Index 748
66 World 30 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 11 1,545 Σ H-Index 743
67 World 6 National University of Guelph

University of Guelph

Canada
Scholars 17 1,908 Σ H-Index 739
68 World 1 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 15 2,196 Σ H-Index 731
69 World 31 National University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

United States
Scholars 15 2,105 Σ H-Index 726
70 World 2 National Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

France
Scholars 15 2,014 Σ H-Index 712
71 World 9 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,553 Σ H-Index 707
72 World 7 National University of Quebec

University of Quebec

Canada
Scholars 14 2,522 Σ H-Index 704
73 World 4 National University of Lausanne

University of Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 15 1,753 Σ H-Index 699
74 World 32 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,733 Σ H-Index 699
75 World 33 National Florida International University

Florida International University

United States
Scholars 16 1,620 Σ H-Index 683
76 World 4 National Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Sweden
Scholars 15 1,599 Σ H-Index 682
77 World 34 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 15 1,394 Σ H-Index 682
78 World 8 National Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Canada
Scholars 14 1,517 Σ H-Index 681
79 World 11 National Deakin University

Deakin University

Australia
Scholars 14 1,932 Σ H-Index 675
80 World 9 National Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Canada
Scholars 13 1,712 Σ H-Index 671
81 World 1 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 15 2,624 Σ H-Index 667
82 World 1 National National Autonomous University of Mexico

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico
Scholars 15 1,584 Σ H-Index 661
83 World 12 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Australia
Scholars 15 2,000 Σ H-Index 653
84 World 1 National University of Oslo

University of Oslo

Norway
Scholars 12 1,828 Σ H-Index 649
85 World 35 National Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

United States
Scholars 15 1,533 Σ H-Index 648
86 World 10 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 12 1,539 Σ H-Index 639
87 World 2 National Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway
Scholars 15 1,598 Σ H-Index 637
88 World 2 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 12 2,054 Σ H-Index 622
89 World 1 National University of Otago

University of Otago

New Zealand
Scholars 13 1,932 Σ H-Index 620
90 World 3 National Université Paris Cité

Université Paris Cité

France
Scholars 15 1,389 Σ H-Index 617
91 World 36 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 13 2,147 Σ H-Index 612
92 World 37 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 12 1,467 Σ H-Index 609
93 World 10 National Queen's University

Queen's University

Canada
Scholars 11 1,510 Σ H-Index 605
94 World 11 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 1,519 Σ H-Index 604
95 World 3 National University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

Belgium
Scholars 12 1,836 Σ H-Index 600
96 World 38 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 12 1,438 Σ H-Index 597
97 World 12 National University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 1,465 Σ H-Index 594
98 World 13 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 14 1,785 Σ H-Index 588
99 World 39 National University of Idaho

University of Idaho

United States
Scholars 14 1,204 Σ H-Index 588
100 World 40 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 11 1,250 Σ H-Index 584

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