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 FC 2017 FC 2018
1 GNS Science, New Zealand 14 11.26
2 University of Otago, New Zealand 9.31 8.46
3 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 10.58 7.52
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 4.84
6 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 2.99 3.93
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 Bodeker Scientific, New Zealand 0.08 0.12
15 Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), New Zealand 0.1
16 The Modelling House Ltd., New Zealand 0.08 0.07
17 MetOcean Solutions, New Zealand 0.05
18 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 0.04 0.04
18 Lincoln University, New Zealand 0.04 0.04
18 AgResearch, New Zealand 0.08 0.04
19 Affordable Water Limited, New Zealand 0.03
20 Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, New Zealand 0.03
21 Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, New Zealand 0.01

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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