News › Rothamsted Research ranked in top ten UK institutions for environment and ecology research
27 July 2010
A survey published by Times Higher Education ranks Rothamsted Research, an institute of the BBSRC, in the top ten of UK institutions which have produced the most influential papers of the last ten years in category of environmental and ecological sciences. A total of 52,900 institutions were included in this survey designed to reveal papers that had the most impact in this category, which included biodiversity, climate change as it affects the environment, soil and plant sciences.
The survey analysed the average number of times research papers were cited by other scientists, revealing an impact factor for British institutions that published 300 or more papers in the fields of environmental sciences and ecology, during the period from January 2000 to February 2010.
Related links› The survey as published in Times Higher Education
Notes to EditorsData for the survey was provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, for the period from January 2000 to February 2010.
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Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production. Our strength lies in our integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research in plant and soil science.
Rothamsted Research receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) . It is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, developing environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production through science and innovation for nearly 170 years.
BBSRC is the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences and the largest single public funder of agriculture and food-related research.
Sponsored by Government, BBSRC's budget for 2011-12 is around £445M which it is investing in a wide range of research that makes a significant contribution to the quality of life in the UK and beyond and supports a number of important industrial stakeholders, including the agriculture, food, chemical, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
BBSRC provides institute strategic research grants to the following:
The Babraham Institute, Institute for Animal Health, Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (Aberystwyth University), Institute of Food Research, John Innes Centre, The Genome Analysis Centre, The Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) and Rothamsted Research.
The Institutes conduct long-term, mission-oriented research using specialist facilities. They have strong interactions with industry, Government departments and other end-users of their research.
For more information see: www.bbsrc.ac.uk
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