Our faculty positions itself as number eight in the world in forest research.

 

Our faculty positions itself as number eight in the world in forest research (subject area forestry) according to statistics that our previous Guest Professor Dan Binkley – Editor of Forest Ecology and Management – have shared with us. The number one organization is USDA, whose network of research stations across the United States overall has much greater resources for forest research than SLU. Among universities SLU is at the top of the list! The statistics are derived from the Scopus database for the period 2011-2016 and is based on numbers of publications and citations.

The table lists the fifteen top organizations by number of publications. The dominance by North America and Europe is outstanding. Somewhat surprisingly no Asian organization is on the list. Our main competitors among universities are the Oregon State University, the University of Göttingen, and the University of British Columbia, all of which are well known. Next, perhaps a little bit surprisingly, our sister university in the Czech Republic follows. How many of us have partnerships there?

The research area forestry is of course only part of all the research conducted at our faculty. We hope to return with more comprehensive statistics on our position in other areas at a later date. But for the time being let us be satisfied about our top position within the forestry research field!

Organisation

Publications

Citations

U.S. Department of Agriculture

2433

13754

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

817

4838

Natural Resources Canada

623

3868

INRA, Institut National de La Recherche Agronomique

612

4000

Oregon State University

584

3841

University of Göttingen

465

2285

University of British Columbia

463

2322

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

431

1128

University of Helsinki

412

2554

Wageningen University and Research Center

404

3426

Finnish Forest Research Institute

384

2715

North Carolina State University

355

1684

University of Florida

355

2312

University of Eastern Finland

309

1689

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences

304

1521