The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Ecology and Evolution relies os data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Ecology and Evolution , based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, over 11774 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our primary aim is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are listed in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the work of scientists. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 40 scientific affiliations Canada ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Canada is University of British Columbia with 53 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of Alberta with 28 scientists and University of Toronto with 27 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Ecology and Evolution in Canada are affiliated with University of Guelph, Carleton University, University of Montreal, Queen's University, Vancouver Island University, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, McGill University, Dalhousie University, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge. University of British Columbia is listed as the best university in the Canada in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 3027. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Alberta with a total D-index of 1464. The third position is taken by University of Toronto with a total D-index of 1400.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 1714 against an average of 436 for all 40 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Ecology and Evolution by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 9010 in comparison to an average of 1347 for all 40 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 660182 against an average of 111606 for all 40 universities.