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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 24.33 28.77 133 14.6%
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 5.44 7.27 43 29.5%
3 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 1.86 4.09 8 112.6%
4 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 6.84 4.06 21 -42.5%
5 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 2.32 3.26 14 36.3%
6 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 4.01 3.07 31 -25.8%
7 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 1.60 2.60 8 57.9%
8 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 1.70 2.26 11 28.8%
9 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.87 2.26 8 150.9%
10 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.91 2.15 12 -46.7%
11 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.97 1.94 8 -4.2%
12 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 3.13 1.87 5 -42.0%
13 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.45 1.87 5 301.6%
14 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 3.71 1.84 4 -51.8%
15 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.37 1.84 8 376.1%
16 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 1.81 1.80 2 -3.6%
17 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.48 1.61 8 225.4%
18 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 1.89 1.53 7 -21.6%
19 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.18 1.50 5 706.1%
20 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 0.39 1.49 10 273.5%
21 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.81 1.49 5 -48.6%
22 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.08 1.25 2 12.5%
23 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 2.05 1.25 10 -41.0%
24 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 2.22 1.16 3 -49.3%
25 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 1.13 2 N/A
26 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 1.00 2 49.8%
27 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 0.84 0.96 12 11.7%
28 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 1.00 0.89 4 -13.9%
29 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.23 0.84 6 248.5%
30 Aigües de Barcelona - EMGCIA S.A, Spain 0.83 1 N/A
31 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 2.30 0.81 5 -66.0%
32 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.25 0.72 3 178.2%
33 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 1.22 0.70 2 -44.4%
33 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.64 0.70 2 -58.6%
34 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 2.65 0.61 4 -77.8%
35 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.07 0.60 1 697.6%
36 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.36 0.51 13 37.4%
37 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.04 0.50 3 1,216.3%
38 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
39 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.23 0.45 3 88.8%
40 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.16 0.44 3 162.4%
41 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.34 0.43 1 22.4%
42 Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Spain 0.43 3 N/A
43 Spain Ministry of Defense, Spain 0.45 0.41 3 -11.2%
44 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.70 0.41 4 -43.3%
45 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.38 0.38 2 -2.4%
46 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.08 0.38 7 344.8%
47 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.08 0.37 2 330.8%
48 Litoclean, S.L, Spain 0.36 1 N/A
49 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.05 0.36 4 604.7%
50 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.34 0.28 6 -20.5%
51 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.10 0.27 2 159.6%
52 Amphos 21 Consulting S.L, Spain 0.09 0.25 1 166.6%
53 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.24 2 N/A
54 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 0.20 2 N/A
55 Veolia España, Spain 0.20 0.20 1 -3.1%
55 Museu Valencià d’Història Natural (MVHN), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
55 Technological Institute for the Control of Marine Environment in Galicia (INTECMAR), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
55 Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
56 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.35 0.17 2 -87.9%
57 Nerja Cave Foundation, Spain 0.17 1 N/A
58 Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET), Spain 0.15 1 N/A
59 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 0.25 0.15 2 -43.3%
60 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 0.14 2 N/A
61 University of Seville (US), Spain 1.27 0.14 2 -89.3%
62 Spanish Weather Service (AEMET), Spain 0.11 2 N/A
63 Naturalea, Spain 0.11 1 N/A
63 Labaqua SA, Spain 0.11 1 N/A
64 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.20 0.10 3 -48.4%
65 Leitat - Technological Center, Spain 0.10 1 N/A
66 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.19 0.10 2 -52.1%
67 Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Spain 0.09 1 N/A
68 City Hall of Badalona, Spain 0.07 1 N/A
69 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 0.74 0.07 3 -90.4%
70 Consejo Insular de Aguas de Tenerife (CIATF), Spain 0.06 1 N/A
71 The Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Spain 0.05 2 N/A
72 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.03 0.05 1 49.8%
72 Hisdesat, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
73 Ecopath International Initiative (EII), Spain 0.04 2 N/A
74 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.68 0.04 3 -94.0%
75 Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (IAPH), Spain 0.14 0.04 2 -74.0%
75 Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD), Spain 0.14 0.04 2 -74.0%
75 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.42 0.04 2 -91.3%
76 Nostra Senyora de Montserrat, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
77 MeteoGalicia - Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
78 isardSAT SL, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
79 Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Spain 0.04 0.02 1 -39.7%
79 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
80 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 0.01 0.01 1 18.5%
81 Fractal S.L.N.E., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
82 Natural Sciences Museum of Granollers, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
83 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
84 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.07 0.01 1 -89.7%
85 Optical Development, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
86 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.40 0.00 1 -98.9%
87 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.35 0.00 1 -99.5%

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.