2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 24.26 35.51 91 33.6%
2 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 31.77 30.66 99 -11.9%
3 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 28.06 28.44 106 -7.5%
4 Curtin University, Australia 15.66 22.56 71 31.5%
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 13.86 19.82 72 30.5%
6 Monash University, Australia 14.28 18.80 82 20.2%
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 23.03 16.96 102 -32.8%
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.95 12.06 64 0.5%
9 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 11.65 9.71 58 -23.9%
10 Macquarie University, Australia 10.15 8.56 29 -23.1%
11 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 6.78 8.34 31 12.2%
12 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 2.34 7.56 30 195.4%
13 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 5.41 7.01 26 18.3%
14 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 5.88 6.97 12 8.2%
15 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 8.39 6.33 15 -31.2%
16 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 1.89 5.72 14 176.2%
17 Griffith University, Australia 7.00 5.61 28 -26.7%
18 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 4.17 5.11 14 11.8%
19 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 2.06 4.59 22 103.0%
20 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 3.99 3.62 14 -17.1%
21 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 4.73 3.30 20 -36.3%
22 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 1.69 3.27 16 77.1%
23 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 2.03 3.04 14 36.8%
24 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 2.23 2.06 6 -15.8%
25 University of Canberra, Australia 0.10 2.05 8 1,692.4%
26 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.56 2.02 5 230.9%
27 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.83 1.97 19 115.9%
28 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.66 1.76 17 142.4%
29 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 3.40 1.76 27 -52.7%
30 Murdoch University, Australia 0.74 1.68 5 106.7%
31 La Trobe University, Australia 0.39 1.55 13 263.3%
32 Western Sydney University, Australia 2.66 1.23 12 -57.7%
33 Sydney Water Corporation, Australia 1.18 2 N/A
34 Victoria University (VU), Australia 2.50 1.12 3 -59.1%
35 CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia 1.00 1 N/A
36 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.29 0.85 5 164.2%
37 Seqwater, Australia 0.69 3 N/A
38 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.67 0.69 6 -5.4%
39 Department of Industry, Australia 0.83 0.64 26 -29.7%
40 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.63 0.59 12 -15.5%
41 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.21 0.54 4 131.6%
42 Walk Free Foundation, Australia 0.50 1 N/A
42 Origin Energy Limited, Australia 0.50 2 N/A
43 AIRES Pty Ltd., Australia 0.45 2 N/A
44 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.39 2 N/A
45 Blue Minerals Consultancy (BMC), Australia 0.42 0.38 2 -16.5%
46 SMEC Holdings Limited, Australia 0.34 2 N/A
47 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
48 Flinders University, Australia 1.06 0.29 7 -75.1%
49 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.16 0.28 4 58.9%
50 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.43 0.26 7 -45.5%
51 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.36 0.25 1 -36.9%
51 Research Laboratory Services, Australia 0.25 1 N/A
51 ATC Williams Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 1 N/A
52 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.01 0.25 4 1,667.2%
53 Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research (CAR), Australia 0.24 1 N/A
54 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.46 0.21 12 -57.5%
55 Pells Sullivan Meynink, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
55 Hunter Water Corporation, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
55 Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
56 Levay and Co. Environmental Services, Australia 0.06 0.18 2 199.9%
57 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.80 0.17 10 -80.7%
58 Environmental Earth Sciences International (EESI), Australia 0.17 1 N/A
58 Sunrise Ecological Research Institute, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
58 Australian Museum, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
59 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.22 0.15 2 -35.8%
60 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 0.14 1 4.3%
61 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 0.14 2 -12.9%
62 Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), Australia 0.07 0.13 1 58.0%
62 Future Biosolutions Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 ChemCentre, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 Alluvium, Inc., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 Geochron Research Group, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
62 Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
63 Water Corporation, Australia 0.34 0.11 1 -70.4%
63 WaterNSW, Australia 0.11 1 N/A
64 Deakin University, Australia 1.12 0.10 3 -91.7%
65 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
65 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
66 Jacobs, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
67 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.11 0.09 3 -30.7%
68 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
69 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.17 0.06 1 -65.8%
70 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.17 0.06 1 -69.6%
70 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
71 Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
71 Northern Territory Herbarium, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
72 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
73 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.01 0.05 4 317.3%
73 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.53 0.05 4 -91.8%
74 Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), Australia 0.04 2 N/A
75 Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
76 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
76 Geological Survey of Australia, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
77 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.03 0.03 1 -27.0%
78 Halfmoon Biosciences, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
79 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.01 0.02 1 67.9%
80 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.10 0.02 1 -83.4%
80 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
81 Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
82 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 1.20 0.01 1 -99.5%
83 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.43 0.01 1 -98.8%
84 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.01 0.00 1 -87.3%

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.