The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Ecology and Evolution is based on data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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 papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Ecology and Evolution research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Ecology and Evolution, based on a thorough study of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Ecology and Evolution, as many as 11774 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Because our primary goal is to ensure that only actual scholars are included in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in the world is University of California System with 213 scholars affiliated with it being featured in our Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by University of British Columbia with 53 researchers and Cornell University with 42 scientists.
The most prominent scholars in the field of Ecology and Evolution in the world are representing Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, University of Paris-Saclay, Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), CSIC, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Stellenbosch University, Grenoble Alpes University, University of Agder.
University of California System is listed as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 11725. Ranking second in the world is University of British Columbia with a total D-index of 3027. The third place in the world is occupied by University of Wisconsin–Madison with a total D-index of 2389.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 2469 in comparison to an average of 313 for all 729 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Ecology and Evolution by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 5936 against an average of 986 for all 729 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 450521 against an average of 83025 for all 729 universities.