Ülo Niinemets is among the most influential scientists in the world

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Every year the information company Clarivate Analytics compiles the leaderboard, which reveals the most influential natural and social scientists in the world. In this year’s ranking there are seven Estonian scientists, among whom is Ülo Niinemets who is an academician of the Estonian University of Life Sciences and a professor of plant growth and plan biology.

In the ranking the researcher’s influence is assessed on the basis of how many research papers has the author consistently published and how much have the articles been cited. The more researchers use the author’s work and results in their own research, the more influential the author is. In the leaderboard there is a total of 3300 scientists from 900 different institutions. Estonians are the only ones from Baltics who are represented in the leaderboard. We are very proud of our professor Niinemets!

The ranking is available HERE.