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.
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.
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.
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.