2016 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.54
2 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.5
3 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.39
4 Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Ecuador 0.33
5 National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI), Ecuador 0.2
6 Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies, Ecuador 0.15
7 Ecuador Ministry of Environment, Ecuador 0.1
8 Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN), Ecuador 0.07
9 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.07
10 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS), Ecuador 0.06
11 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.03
12 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.02
13 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.02
14 Geoinformática & Sistemas, Cia. Ltda. (GeoIS), Ecuador 0.01
15 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01
16 Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí (ULEAM), Ecuador 0.01
17 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0

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