Thomson Reuters published Highly Cited Researchers 2014, a compilation of influential names in science over the last decade. Professor Bradley Cardinale, who studies community and ecosystems ecology and freshwater ecology, made the ecology/environment list.
The University of Michigan ranked eighth in the number of faculty listed (31), along with Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Oxford, and other top-rated institutions.
Deriving from InCites Essential Science Indicators, a subset of the Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers presents more than 3,000 authors in 21 main fields of science and the social sciences. These researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers – ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication – between 2002 and 2012. Thus, the listings of Highly Cited Researchers feature authors whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility.
Professors Knute Nadelhoffer and Earl Werner were on the 2001 list of Highly Cited Researchers for ecology/environment.