The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Ecology and Evolution, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are included in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in the world is University of California, Davis with 55 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of British Columbia with 53 scientists and Cornell University with 42 researchers.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution in the world are representing Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, University of Exeter, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), CSIC, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Marine Biological Laboratory, Stockholm University, Imperial College London, University of Manchester, Stellenbosch University.
University of British Columbia is listed as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 3027. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is University of California, Davis with a total D-index of 2931. The third position in the world is taken by University of Wisconsin–Madison with a total D-index of 2389.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 309 in comparison to an average of 309 for all 736 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Ecology and Evolution by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 974 against an average of 974 for all 736 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 81919 against an average of 81919 for all 736 universities.