2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

Table criteria

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

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 GNS Science, New Zealand 14 13.45
2 University of Otago, New Zealand 9.31 8.6
3 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 10.58 7.45
4 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 7.46 4.99
5 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 2.9 4.87
6 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 2.99 4.08
7 Scion, New Zealand 0.24 1.33
8 Massey University, New Zealand 2.28 1.2
9 University of Waikato, New Zealand 1.59 0.88
10 Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand 0.74
11 Landcare Research, New Zealand 0.4 0.67
12 Palaecol Research Ltd., New Zealand 0.17
13 Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand 0.14
14 Antarctica Scientific Limited, New Zealand 0.04 0.13
15 Bodeker Scientific, New Zealand 0.08 0.12
16 Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), New Zealand 0.1
17 The Modelling House Ltd., New Zealand 0.08 0.07
18 MetOcean Solutions, New Zealand 0.05
19 New Zealand Department of Conservation, New Zealand 0.05
20 Lincoln University, New Zealand 0.04 0.04
20 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 0.04 0.04
20 AgResearch, New Zealand 0.08 0.04
21 Affordable Water Limited, New Zealand 0.03
22 Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, New Zealand 0.01

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  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).
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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 2019 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.