Best Ecology and Evolution Universities in United States 2023

The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field of Ecology and Evolution is based on data combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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 researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Ecology and Evolution , based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 scholars were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification practices
Because our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

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Our goal is to inspire scientists, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 214 institutions United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in United States is University of California System with 213 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by Cornell University with 42 scientists and University of Wisconsin–Madison with 40 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the field of Ecology and Evolution in United States are representing Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Connecticut, University of Missouri–St. Louis, Stanford University, University of New Hampshire, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Santa Cruz, Harvard University. University of California System is featured as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 11725. Ranking on the second place is University of Wisconsin–Madison with a total D-index of 2389. The third spot is occupied by Cornell University with a total D-index of 2239.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 3739 in comparison to an average of 392 for all 214 institutions included in Research.com ranking.

The average number of published papers within the discipline of Ecology and Evolution by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 8286 against an average of 1105 for all 214 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 1168458 against an average of 114042 for all 214 universities.

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 Scholars 213 32,486 Σ D-index 11,725
3 World 2 National Scholars 40 6,687 Σ D-index 2,389
5 World 3 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 42 6,138 Σ D-index 2,239
7 World 4 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 32 5,766 Σ D-index 2,044
8 World 5 National Scholars 37 5,522 Σ D-index 2,032
10 World 6 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 37 5,351 Σ D-index 2,008
12 World 7 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 36 5,153 Σ D-index 1,994
13 World 8 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 37 5,920 Σ D-index 1,958
14 World 9 National
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 39 4,898 Σ D-index 1,888
17 World 10 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 21 4,944 Σ D-index 1,810
23 World 11 National
University of Montana

University of Montana

United States
Scholars 27 3,828 Σ D-index 1,450
27 World 12 National Scholars 28 4,191 Σ D-index 1,422
28 World 13 National
University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 27 3,691 Σ D-index 1,408
30 World 14 National Scholars 23 4,461 Σ D-index 1,393
31 World 15 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 24 3,991 Σ D-index 1,386
35 World 16 National Scholars 24 3,452 Σ D-index 1,292
38 World 17 National Scholars 22 3,135 Σ D-index 1,202
39 World 18 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 21 3,216 Σ D-index 1,192
45 World 19 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 17 2,784 Σ D-index 1,065
46 World 20 National
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 16 3,024 Σ D-index 1,015
48 World 21 National Scholars 20 2,911 Σ D-index 995
52 World 22 National Scholars 19 3,216 Σ D-index 984
59 World 23 National Scholars 18 2,434 Σ D-index 922
63 World 24 National Scholars 17 2,260 Σ D-index 887
64 World 25 National Scholars 16 2,506 Σ D-index 878
66 World 26 National
University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 18 3,478 Σ D-index 858
67 World 27 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 2,258 Σ D-index 855
68 World 28 National Scholars 16 2,466 Σ D-index 852
71 World 29 National
University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

United States
Scholars 16 2,852 Σ D-index 817
72 World 30 National Scholars 16 2,273 Σ D-index 809
82 World 31 National Scholars 12 1,968 Σ D-index 749
84 World 32 National Scholars 16 1,997 Σ D-index 741
87 World 33 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 15 2,644 Σ D-index 719
88 World 34 National
University of Idaho

University of Idaho

United States
Scholars 15 1,837 Σ D-index 715
89 World 35 National Scholars 16 1,936 Σ D-index 702
91 World 36 National Scholars 14 1,716 Σ D-index 683
103 World 37 National
University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 11 1,585 Σ D-index 605
105 World 38 National
University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 10 1,750 Σ D-index 590
106 World 39 National
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 11 1,618 Σ D-index 587
110 World 40 National Scholars 11 2,307 Σ D-index 580
113 World 41 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 11 1,740 Σ D-index 575
117 World 42 National
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 9 1,586 Σ D-index 554
118 World 43 National
Kansas State University

Kansas State University

United States
Scholars 11 1,481 Σ D-index 549
119 World 44 National
Utah State University

Utah State University

United States
Scholars 12 1,978 Σ D-index 544
127 World 45 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 9 1,544 Σ D-index 517
134 World 46 National Scholars 9 1,172 Σ D-index 489
136 World 47 National
University of Vermont

University of Vermont

United States
Scholars 10 1,342 Σ D-index 483
145 World 48 National
Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 9 1,050 Σ D-index 460
146 World 49 National
University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

United States
Scholars 11 1,125 Σ D-index 455
147 World 50 National
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 9 1,246 Σ D-index 454
152 World 51 National Scholars 10 1,463 Σ D-index 448
153 World 52 National
Montana State University

Montana State University

United States
Scholars 10 1,330 Σ D-index 446
155 World 53 National Scholars 6 1,445 Σ D-index 436
159 World 54 National Scholars 7 963 Σ D-index 406
165 World 55 National Scholars 8 1,019 Σ D-index 392
170 World 56 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 8 877 Σ D-index 378
175 World 57 National Scholars 9 1,118 Σ D-index 372
178 World 58 National Scholars 9 1,093 Σ D-index 365
181 World 59 National
Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 8 875 Σ D-index 363
182 World 60 National Scholars 8 1,038 Σ D-index 362
184 World 61 National
Auburn University

Auburn University

United States
Scholars 6 1,194 Σ D-index 358
185 World 62 National
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 8 1,361 Σ D-index 353
187 World 63 National
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 8 1,265 Σ D-index 352
190 World 64 National Scholars 5 906 Σ D-index 344
197 World 65 National Scholars 8 984 Σ D-index 334
199 World 66 National
University of Oregon

University of Oregon

United States
Scholars 7 729 Σ D-index 331
205 World 67 National
Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 7 835 Σ D-index 322
206 World 68 National Scholars 7 744 Σ D-index 319
217 World 69 National Scholars 6 674 Σ D-index 284
220 World 70 National Scholars 6 898 Σ D-index 276
221 World 71 National
University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 5 885 Σ D-index 275
225 World 72 National
University of Maine

University of Maine

United States
Scholars 5 741 Σ D-index 272
227 World 73 National Scholars 5 701 Σ D-index 270
233 World 74 National Scholars 5 797 Σ D-index 262
234 World 75 National
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 4 777 Σ D-index 262
235 World 76 National Scholars 6 611 Σ D-index 260
236 World 77 National Scholars 5 702 Σ D-index 260
237 World 78 National Scholars 6 705 Σ D-index 257
238 World 79 National
Miami University

Miami University

United States
Scholars 5 563 Σ D-index 257
247 World 80 National
Syracuse University

Syracuse University

United States
Scholars 5 452 Σ D-index 238
270 World 81 National Scholars 5 864 Σ D-index 208
277 World 82 National Scholars 4 718 Σ D-index 203
278 World 83 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 4 450 Σ D-index 203
286 World 84 National Scholars 2 517 Σ D-index 193
290 World 85 National Scholars 4 627 Σ D-index 186
291 World 86 National Scholars 4 626 Σ D-index 185
299 World 87 National Scholars 3 488 Σ D-index 174
304 World 88 National Scholars 4 506 Σ D-index 167
309 World 89 National Scholars 4 367 Σ D-index 166
311 World 90 National
Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 4 399 Σ D-index 165
314 World 91 National
Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 4 482 Σ D-index 163
318 World 92 National Scholars 3 471 Σ D-index 160
319 World 93 National
Tulane University

Tulane University

United States
Scholars 3 351 Σ D-index 160
320 World 94 National
Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

United States
Scholars 3 470 Σ D-index 159
322 World 95 National
Temple University

Temple University

United States
Scholars 3 411 Σ D-index 158
325 World 96 National
University of Alabama

University of Alabama

United States
Scholars 4 365 Σ D-index 157
337 World 97 National Scholars 4 397 Σ D-index 144
342 World 98 National Scholars 3 249 Σ D-index 142
347 World 99 National Scholars 3 300 Σ D-index 140
350 World 100 National Scholars 3 337 Σ D-index 136

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