short information, 27. November 2018

Three UFZ scientists among the most influential scientists worldwide

In November 2018, three UFZ scientists, Prof. Josef Settele, Prof. Ingolf Kühn and Prof. Stan W. Harpole, will be represented in the annual scientific ranking of the most cited researchers (Highly Cited Researchers).

Prof. Josef Settele Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ
Prof. Josef Settele
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ
Prof. Ingolf Kühn Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ
Prof. Ingolf Kühn
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ
Prof. Stan W. Harpole Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ
Prof. Stan W. Harpole
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ

For the ranking, more than 6.000 researchers from 21 natural sciences and social sciences have been selected based on the number of the most frequently cited publications published between January 2006 and December 2016 over a period of 11 years. The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 represent the world’s most influential scientific minds. https://hcr.clarivate.com/

Prof. Josef Settele, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) & Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). His research focuses on the Conservation and Evolutionary Biology of Insects, Biodiversity and Land Use and Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Project Co-ordination in the field of biodiversity. In the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) he is one of the three directors of the Global Assessment, which will be published in May 2019. https://www.ipbes.net/ http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=38572

Prof Ingolf Kühn, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) & Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). His research focuses on biological invasions, the functional composition of communities and assemblages, i.e. the composition of their functional traits, as well as impacts of climate change and land-use change on such assemblages. http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=38592

Prof Stan W. Harpole, Head of Department Physiological Diversity at UFZ and iDiv and Professor at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). His research focuses on developing, testing, and applying biodiversity theory to understand the interactive effects of multiple global change drivers. His expertise bridges ecosystem, theoretical and community ecology. Specific research topics include ecological stoichiometry, niche theory and mechanisms of coexistence. http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=34230


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In the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), scientists conduct research into the causes and consequences of far-reaching environmental changes. Their areas of study cover water resources, biodiversity, the consequences of climate change and possible adaptation strategies, environmental technologies and biotechnologies, bioenergy, the effects of chemicals in the environment and the way they influence health, modelling and social-scientific issues. Its guiding principle: Our research contributes to the sustainable use of natural resources and helps to provide long-term protection for these vital assets in the face of global change. The UFZ employs more than 1,100 staff at its sites in Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg. It is funded by the federal government, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

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The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major and urgent issues in socie-ty, science and industry through scientific excellence in six research areas: Energy, earth and environment, health, key technologies, structure of matter as well as aviation, aerospace and transportation. The Helmholtz Association is the largest scientific organisation in Germany, with 35,000 employees in 18 research centres and an annual budget of around €3.8 billion. Its work is carried out in the tradition of the great natural scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894).

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