The Reuters Hot List

The Global Ecology Unit Director Prof Josep Peñuelas and one of our senior members Prof Marc Estiarte have been included in the Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists. Prof Peñuelas tops the list of the Spanish researchers whiles Prof Estiarte holds eighth position.

The Reuters Hot List created a system of identifying and ranking 1,000 climate academics according to how influential they are. To identify the 1,000 most influential scientists, we created the Hot List, which is a combination of three rankings. Those rankings are based on how many research papers scientists have published on topics related to climate change; how often those papers are cited by other scientists in similar fields of study, such as biology, chemistry or physics; and how often those papers are referenced in the lay press, social media, policy papers and other outlets.

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