2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 35.51 34.47 103 -5.9%
2 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 30.66 30.31 114 -4.2%
3 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 28.44 24.50 106 -16.5%
4 Monash University, Australia 18.80 22.83 90 17.7%
5 Curtin University, Australia 22.56 21.54 71 -7.5%
6 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 19.82 19.84 72 -3.0%
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 16.96 17.84 120 2.0%
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 12.06 15.83 78 27.2%
9 Macquarie University, Australia 8.56 11.35 52 28.6%
10 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 9.71 11.18 73 11.5%
11 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 7.01 8.33 43 15.1%
12 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 4.59 7.74 29 63.6%
13 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.33 6.55 24 0.3%
14 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 3.62 5.45 29 45.9%
15 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 8.34 5.42 28 -37.0%
16 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 5.11 4.83 14 -8.3%
17 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 6.97 4.81 11 -33.1%
18 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 7.56 4.67 29 -40.1%
19 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.69 3.49 17 390.3%
20 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 3.30 3.25 17 -4.5%
21 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 1.76 2.89 34 59.3%
22 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 3.04 2.04 16 -35.1%
23 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 3.27 1.83 13 -46.0%
24 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.54 1.71 8 208.1%
25 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 1.76 1.59 12 -12.4%
26 Western Sydney University, Australia 1.23 1.56 19 22.4%
27 Murdoch University, Australia 1.68 1.49 5 -14.0%
28 Government of Western Australia, Australia 1.97 1.30 20 -36.2%
29 Griffith University, Australia 5.61 1.25 13 -78.5%
30 University of New England (UNE), Australia 2.02 1.10 6 -46.9%
31 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 5.72 1.04 8 -82.3%
32 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.01 1.03 3 14,337.1%
33 Victoria University (VU), Australia 1.12 0.95 3 -17.8%
34 Flinders University, Australia 0.29 0.92 10 206.4%
35 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.85 0.77 8 -12.7%
36 CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia 1.00 0.77 3 -25.7%
37 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.06 0.63 2 998.1%
38 Geological Survey of Australia, Australia 0.03 0.58 2 1,878.9%
39 Department of Industry, Australia 0.64 0.54 21 -17.4%
40 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.52 2 N/A
41 SCT Operations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.50 2 N/A
42 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.08 0.48 3 455.7%
43 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.25 0.47 6 87.0%
44 Deakin University, Australia 0.10 0.47 7 342.8%
45 University of Canberra, Australia 2.05 0.42 2 -80.1%
46 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.06 0.40 3 524.6%
47 Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES), Australia 0.04 0.40 2 800.3%
48 La Trobe University, Australia 1.55 0.39 11 -75.8%
49 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 2.06 0.34 2 -83.9%
50 Lord Howe Island Museum and Visitor Centre, Australia 0.33 1 N/A
51 Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU), Australia 0.29 1 N/A
52 Seqwater, Australia 0.69 0.27 2 -61.9%
53 Queensland Herbarium, Australia 0.26 2 N/A
54 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.15 0.25 3 60.1%
55 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia 0.03 0.25 1 748.1%
56 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 0.24 2 69.5%
57 Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS), Australia 0.23 2 N/A
58 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.17 0.23 13 29.8%
59 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.59 0.19 13 -68.0%
60 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.02 0.18 1 820.8%
61 ChemCentre, Australia 0.13 0.17 2 29.2%
61 Blue Minerals Consultancy (BMC), Australia 0.38 0.17 1 -57.6%
61 Perth Children's Hospital (PCH), Australia 0.17 1 N/A
61 Suncorp Group Limited, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
61 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.17 1 N/A
61 Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
62 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.21 0.16 14 -25.8%
63 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.09 0.16 3 85.0%
64 SA Health, Australia 0.16 2 N/A
65 Water Corporation, Australia 0.11 0.14 1 24.6%
65 Corescan Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
65 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA), Australia 0.14 1 N/A
65 CaveWorks Margaret River, Australia 0.14 1 N/A
66 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.26 0.14 5 -46.7%
67 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.02 0.13 1 505.8%
67 Calidus Resources Limited, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
67 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
68 Schefe Consulting, Australia 0.11 1 N/A
68 FluroSat Pty, Ltd., Australia 0.11 1 N/A
69 CJEL Digital Imaging Education Solution Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.10 1 N/A
70 Healthy Waterways Ltd., Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 Council of the City of Gold Coast, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 Coliban Water, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA), Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 Astronomical Society of Australia Inc. (ASA), Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 Gemeye Observatory, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
70 ​Bocking Associates CBM Pty Ltd., Australia 0.09 1 N/A
71 Levay and Co. Environmental Services, Australia 0.18 0.08 1 -55.8%
71 Bare Rock Geological Services Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
71 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
72 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.05 0.07 5 47.6%
73 Ixom Operations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.07 1 N/A
74 Dennis Price and Miller Pty Ltd., Australia 0.07 1 N/A
75 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.05 0.06 4 20.9%
76 Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
77 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
78 WorldFish, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
78 ReefSense Pty Ltd., Australia 0.03 1 N/A
79 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.28 0.03 2 -91.1%
80 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
81 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.05 0.01 1 -74.5%
82 Pepperell Research and Consulting Pty Ltd., Australia 0.01 1 N/A
83 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
84 The Minderoo Foundation Pty Ltd., Australia 0.00 1 N/A
85 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.00 0.00 2 40.8%

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.