Two Lancaster Environment Centre researchers have been listed in the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list of scientists who have had significant global impact.
The highly cited list, published every year, identifies scientists whose research leads the world in their field of study.
According to Clarivate Analytics, scientists and scholars publish more than 2 million papers in journals each year. Researchers who have made their way onto the most cited list have produced research which has stood out and won peer approval, leading other academics to cite the research in their own work.
Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges. At the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, these challenges include: preserving the world’s coral reefs and working to prevent world hunger.
The Lancaster Environment Centre highly cited researchers are:
- Professor Nick Graham, who is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Chair in Marine Ecology. His research tackles the challenges facing coral reef ecosystems, using large scale ecological and social-ecological approaches to understand and better manage climatic impacts and human use. He is also an adjunct professor at James Cook University, Australia.
- Professor Steve Long (FRS), who uses computational and experimental approaches to improve photosynthetic efficiency, and works to address the effects of climate change on crop yield. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds in 1976 and was awarded a D.Sc. (honoris causa) by Lancaster University in 2007. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2013 and has been recognised as a highly cited researcher in the field of plant and animal science every year since 2005. He is a joint appointment with the University of Illinois.