Global hotspot of highly cited researchers at Science VU
The Faculty of Science has an unique achievement to celebrate: seven researchers affiliated with departments in ‘Triple E’ (EEE: Earth, Environment and Ecology) are on the 2018 global list of Highly Cited Researchers.
11/06/2018 | 3:17 PM
While Hans Cornelissen (Ecology) and Guido van der Werf (Earth Sciences) have been on this list for several years, they have now been joined by five other highly cited researchers belonging to Triple E: Peter Verburg (Environmental Studies), Han Dolman and Richard de Jeu (Earth Sciences) and Toby Kiers and Sebastiaan Luyssaert (Ecology). While the VU has generally scored very high (in the Netherlands) nationally with 26 scientists on the list, the citation hotspot at Triple E is disproportionally large this year. One important consequence of this remarkable achievement is that it will help the international science ranking of the VU significantly.