2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 40.05 31.77 86 -17.0%
2 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 31.30 28.06 86 -6.2%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 27.43 24.26 85 -7.4%
4 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 27.89 23.03 97 -13.6%
5 Curtin University, Australia 20.41 15.66 52 -19.7%
6 Monash University, Australia 22.18 14.28 64 -32.6%
7 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 12.47 13.86 46 16.3%
8 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 7.72 11.65 53 57.9%
9 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.70 10.95 69 7.2%
10 Macquarie University, Australia 8.54 10.15 40 24.4%
11 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 4.57 8.39 14 92.1%
12 Griffith University, Australia 4.39 7.00 32 66.6%
13 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 11.53 6.78 26 -38.4%
14 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 3.39 5.88 13 81.8%
15 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 7.66 5.41 23 -26.0%
16 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 4.64 4.73 16 6.7%
17 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 6.27 4.17 11 -30.4%
18 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 4.21 3.99 14 -0.8%
19 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 3.13 3.40 22 13.8%
20 Western Sydney University, Australia 3.33 2.66 15 -16.4%
21 Victoria University (VU), Australia 1.25 2.50 4 108.7%
22 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 4.08 2.34 16 -40.0%
23 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.26 2.23 6 85.7%
24 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 1.77 2.06 11 22.1%
25 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 3.68 2.03 10 -42.2%
26 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 9.88 1.89 8 -80.0%
27 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 3.56 1.69 10 -50.4%
28 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.31 1.20 3 300.9%
29 Deakin University, Australia 0.86 1.12 7 37.2%
30 Flinders University, Australia 1.48 1.06 3 -24.8%
31 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.92 0.83 22 -5.3%
32 Department of Industry, Australia 0.71 0.83 18 21.8%
33 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.42 0.80 18 98.8%
34 Murdoch University, Australia 1.34 0.74 3 -41.9%
35 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.40 0.67 5 72.8%
36 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 1.43 0.66 7 -51.4%
37 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.82 0.63 18 -19.1%
38 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.99 0.56 4 -41.2%
39 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.27 0.53 5 104.4%
40 Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC), JCU, Australia 0.50 1 N/A
41 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.44 0.46 18 9.7%
42 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.64 0.43 3 -29.1%
43 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.43 2 N/A
44 Blue Minerals Consultancy (BMC), Australia 0.42 2 N/A
45 Atura Pty Ltd, Australia 0.40 1 N/A
46 La Trobe University, Australia 1.30 0.39 5 -68.6%
47 Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Australia 0.38 1 N/A
48 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.25 0.36 2 51.5%
49 Water Corporation, Australia 0.13 0.34 2 187.1%
50 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (RBG Melbourne), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
50 Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
50 Watervale Systems Pty Ltd., Australia 0.33 1 N/A
51 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.18 0.29 3 68.3%
52 Cesar Pty Ltd., Australia 0.23 1 N/A
52 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.23 2 N/A
53 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.22 3 N/A
54 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.15 0.21 5 45.1%
55 Ecos Environmental Consulting P/L, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
55 Queensland Health, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
55 SA Health, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
55 Water Futures Pty Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
56 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia 0.19 1 N/A
57 Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, Australia 0.19 1 N/A
58 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.19 0.17 1 -7.0%
58 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.29 0.17 1 -38.9%
58 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.35 0.17 1 -50.9%
58 Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
59 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.16 3 N/A
60 Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR), Australia 0.02 0.15 1 603.6%
61 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
62 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 0.13 1 -48.2%
62 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.31 0.13 1 -57.7%
62 Matrix Exploration Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 Radford Geochemical Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 Regis Resources Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
63 Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG), Australia 0.01 0.12 1 835.9%
64 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.25 0.11 2 -53.7%
65 University of Canberra, Australia 0.15 0.10 2 -29.0%
66 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.10 2 N/A
67 Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
68 Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), Australia 0.10 2 N/A
69 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
69 Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd. (DIAL), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
69 Minerals Targeting International Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
70 Petratherm Ltd., Australia 0.07 1 N/A
70 Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
70 Victoria Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
71 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
72 Birds Queensland, Australia 0.01 0.06 1 368.0%
72 Global Flyway Network (GFN), Australia 0.01 0.06 1 368.0%
72 Avifauna Research and Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.06 1 N/A
73 Levay and Co. Environmental Services, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
73 Astronomical Society of New South Wales Inc. (ASNSW), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
74 Pacific Environment Limited, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
75 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
76 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
76 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
77 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.02 0.03 1 59.9%
78 Santos Ltd., Australia 0.03 1 N/A
79 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
80 Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
82 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.08 0.01 3 -83.5%
83 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.01 2 N/A
84 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
85 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.07 0.01 1 -84.4%

Footnote

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*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.