Networks of researchers across disciplines and across the world are working to solve some of humanity's biggest problems.
29 June 2018
Catherine Armitage and Aaron Ballagh
Research in the Earth and environmental sciences is highly interdisciplinary, as this graphic of the most highly collaborative authors in the field shows. (It may take a moment to load.)
To see individual authors and their connections, hover your mouse over the infographic.
Each of the 4,070 nodes in the network represents an individual author. Each of the authors has collaborated with at least 40 other authors on Earth and environmental science articles published in journals tracked by the Nature Index between 2012 and 2017. Authors are coloured according to their primary discipline.
Denser clusters indicate higher frequency of collaboration between authors in the cluster. The size of the nodes denotes the number of co-authors for each author.
More characteristics of the author's network, as well as the institutional affiliation of highlighted authors, can be seen from the following static representations of the same data, also provided by Dimensions from Digital Science.
More features emerge from a closer look at the network:
This infographic was produced for Nature Index 2018 Earth and Environmental Sciences. You can read more stories here.