University of Brasília

University of Brasília

- Earth Science Ranking

Brazil Established: 1961 Scholars: 4 Best Researchers 2022 Badge
Earth Science
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Earth Science discipline and affiliated with University of Brasília. There are a total of 4 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of Brasília is 171 with a mean value for the h-index of 42.75. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of Brasília is 815 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 203.75.


University of Brasília

University of Brasília (UnB or Universidade de Brasília) is a federal public research university in Brasília, Brazil. It was founded in 1960 and has become one of the leading universities in Brazil and South America. It is recognized for its world-class academic and research programs, including its course offerings in mathematics, anthropology, international affairs, and economics.

University of Brasília Key Statistics

The university comprises 14 faculties, colleges, and institutes and 53 departments offering 114 courses accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Some of these academic units are the Faculty of Economics, Administration, Accounting and Public Policy Management, the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, the Institute of Biological Sciences, and the Institute of Exact Sciences.

UnB’s course offerings include 31 doctorate programs, 56 master’s programs, and 61 undergraduate programs, including numerous non-degree programs.

University of Brasília's student population is approximately 35,000, with 28,570 undergraduates and 6,304 postgraduates. It employs 2,241 academic staff and 2,512 administrative staff on its four campuses, namely, the main Darcy Ribeiro University Campus in Asa Norte, Ceilândia Campus, Gama Campus, and the Planaltina Campus.

The other University of Brasília key statistics include its various academic and student facilities on its campuses. These include a hospital, the rectory building, staff and student residences, a farm for agri-eco-forestry research, a seismological observatory, and the Central Library, which is recognized for housing the largest archives in Midwestern Brazil.

University of Brasília Research

UnB is recognized as among the leading research institutions in South America. It sustains a high-level of research through its numerous basic and applied experiment facilities, conducted by its well-trained research teams. Its top fields of research are medicine, biology, and ecology.

University of Brasília research outputs have been published in prestigious journals like Ciencia & Saude Coletiva, Cadernos De Saude Publica, and Revista De Saude Publica. Its researchers have attended major scholarly conferences such as PES: Power and Energy Society General Meeting, ICIP: International Conference on Image Processing, and WebSci: Web Science.

The most cited University of Brasília research publication is Li et al.'s (2008) “Assembly, configuration, and break-up history of Rodinia: A synthesis.” This article was published in Precambrian Research and has been cited 2,832 times to date.

The university’s second most cited publication is Bobbink et al.'s (2010) “Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: A synthesis,” which was featured in Ecological Applications and has received 2,182 citations.

Moreover, the university’s third most cited publication is Klink and Machado’s (2005) “Conservation of the Brazilian Cerrado,” which was published in Conservation Biology and has received 1,732 citations to date.

UnB is home to 12 institutes, 16 centers, laboratories, experimental farms, and other relevant facilities for teaching and research. These include the Brazilian Service and Research on Proteins, Applied Cartography and Geographic Information, Advanced Studies in Government and Public Administration, and Advanced Multidisciplinary Studies.

Its other research units are Studies in Market Regulation, Excellence in Tourism, Interdisciplinary Studies in Transportation, Research in Economics and Finance, Research and Application of Bamboo and Natural Fibers, and Reference in Nature Conservation and Recovery of Degraded Areas.
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.
1310 World 4 National
Márcio Martins Pimentel

Márcio Martins Pimentel

University of Brasília, Brazil
D-index 59 Citations 9,921 228
3198 World 12 National
Elton Luiz Dantas

Elton Luiz Dantas

University of Brasília, Brazil
D-index 42 Citations 5,997 232
4477 World 21 National
Roberto Ventura Santos

Roberto Ventura Santos

University of Brasília, Brazil
D-index 36 Citations 4,971 140
4898 World 24 National
Reinhardt A. Fuck

Reinhardt A. Fuck

University of Brasília, Brazil
D-index 34 Citations 10,192 215

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 D-Index >= 30 within the area of Earth Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.