2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Wessex Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.83 2 133.4%
2 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.39 0.64 4 52.7%
3 Vivid Economics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.58 1 N/A
4 Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW), United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 2 N/A
5 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.50 2 226.7%
6 Capita plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 3 N/A
7 rdscientific, United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 3 N/A
8 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.52 0.43 1 -22.6%
9 Thames Water Utilities Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.40 2 86.7%
10 kMatrix Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.38 1 N/A
11 JD Geoconsultancy Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
12 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.29 1 46.7%
13 Randgold Resources Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
13 Ricardo Energy and Environment, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
13 Polar Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
14 Hydro International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
14 Southern Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
14 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
14 Cairn Energy PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
14 Ikon Science, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
15 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 2 N/A
16 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.23 0.17 1 -87.3%
16 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
17 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.16 6 192.2%
18 Midland Valley Exploration Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 2 N/A
19 ARUP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
19 SSBN Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
20 Sellafield Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
20 Yorkshire Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
21 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
22 Isoprime Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
23 United Utilities Group PLC, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
23 GeoScience Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
24 Kongsberg Maritime Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
25 BAE Systems, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
26 DougalEARTH Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
26 ADAS UK Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
27 Flamingo Land Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 2 N/A
28 HR Wallingford Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.02 1 -12.9%
29 Lab-Tools Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.