South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

Animal Science and Veterinary Ranking

United States Established: 1881 Scholars: 4
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Animal Science and Veterinary discipline and affiliated with South Dakota State University. There are a total of 4 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in South Dakota State University is 128 with a mean value for the h-index of 32.00. The total sum of publications for top scientists in South Dakota State University is 306 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 76.50.


South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a public land-grant university in Brookings, South Dakota, United States. It was founded in 1881 as Dakota Agriculture College. It is recognized as South Dakota’s largest and most comprehensive university, as well as the oldest university in the state in continuous operation. The university is highly regarded for its program offerings such as agriculture, engineering, and nursing.

South Dakota State University Key Statistics

The university comprises nine colleges, including the Colleges of Nursing, Natural Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, and Education and Human Sciences. They offer 80 majors, 97 minors, and 35 specializations in 175 fields of study. They also offer 36 master’s, 15 doctoral, and two professional doctorate programs.

As of fall 2020, SDSU’s student population numbered 11,405 students. There are 9,843 students at the undergraduate level, 1,198 at the graduate level, and 364 at the professional level. Meanwhile, there are around 2,000 full-time equivalent employees. Around 638 employees are faculty members, 631 are support staff, and 67 are administrative staff. The university maintains three campuses, namely the main, west, and east campuses.

Other South Dakota State University key statistics include figures for The Hilton M. Briggs Library. It houses over 635,000 bound volumes, 315,000 government documents, and 79,000 maps. They also have 1,800 journal titles with 28,000 more titles available online. SDSU has two museums that are open to the public. Other university facilities include an arboretum and a 73,000-square-foot wellness center.

South Dakota State University Research

SDSU is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity." Key areas of research include engineering, biological science, and agricultural science. For fiscal year 2020, SDSU’s total research expenditures amounted to $60,870,864. Research funding sources include the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the South Dakota Research and Commercialization Council.

The top fields of South Dakota State University research are biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Its research outputs have been published in prestigious journals like Remote Sensing of Environment, Science, and Journal of Dairy Science. Its researchers have attended major scholarly conferences such as PVSC: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PES: Power and Energy Society General Meeting, and IGARSS: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.

The most cited South Dakota State University research publication is Hansen et al.’s (2013) “High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change” published in Science and cited 7,505 times. The university’s second most cited publication is Chander et al.’s (2009) “Summary of current radiometric calibration coefficients for Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+, and EO-1 ALI sensors” published in Remote Sensing Environment and cited 3,291 times. Moreover, the university’s third most cited publication is Reichstein et al.’s (2005) “On the separation of net ecosystem exchange into assimilation and ecosystem respiration: Review and improved algorithm” published in Global Change Biology and cited 2,675 times.

In addition, the university is home to several research centers and institutes. These include the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence and the Antelope Range and Livestock Research Station. Significant research projects include chemical profiling of counterfeit drugs, development of biodegradable film crop from residue and native grasses, and improving battery performance by using lithium metal.
86 World 28 National D.J. Schingoethe

D.J. Schingoethe

South Dakota State University, United States
H-index 55 Citations 7,258 136
440 World 161 National Arnold Hippen

Arnold Hippen

South Dakota State University, United States
H-index 31 Citations 4,650 56
1415 World 434 National David P. Casper

David P. Casper

South Dakota State University, United States
H-index 22 Citations 1,812 48
1774 World 536 National Jonathan A. Jenks

Jonathan A. Jenks

South Dakota State University, United States
H-index 20 Citations 1,331 66

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 20 within the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.