2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - corporate

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 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.92 0.85 3 -15.4%
2 SpectrumGeo Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.78 2 N/A
3 Scottish Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 0.63 2 -4.2%
4 Integrated Geochemical Interpretation Ltd (IGI Ltd), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
5 Cambridge Econometrics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 2 N/A
6 Severn Trent Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 1 N/A
7 FTSE Russell, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
7 Faculty, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
7 Thames Water Utilities Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
7 Vortex Recources Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
8 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.64 0.25 2 -64.9%
9 Silixa Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 0.20 1 -54.4%
10 WS Atkins plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 2 N/A
11 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.11 0.19 2 -84.6%
12 RPS Group Plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 2 N/A
12 Tullow Oil plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.17 1 21.7%
12 PA Consulting Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
12 NPComplete Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
13 Ecometrics Research and Consulting (EMRC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1 N/A
14 Getech, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.13 1 -8.7%
14 Tony Gee and Partners LLP, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
15 Seascape Consultants Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.12 1 N/A
16 TIA Systems Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
16 Growth Intelligence (GrowthIntel), United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
16 Petroclays Geological Consultancy, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1 N/A
17 Geospatial Research Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 2 N/A
18 Northumbrian Water Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
18 Telespazio Vega U.K. Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
18 BG Group plc., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1 N/A
19 Quintessa Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
20 Aspinall Consultants Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.08 1 4.1%
20 HR Wallingford Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
20 Affinity Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
20 Wessex Water Services Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
20 Portsmouth Water, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
20 Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
21 Ptyxis Ecology, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
21 TerraDat (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
21 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
22 Lloyd's Register Group Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1 N/A
23 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.06 2 -14.4%
24 Geotek Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
25 Vizzuality, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
26 Capita plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
27 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 0.02 2 -93.3%

Footnote

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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).
  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.
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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.