The professionals were recognized for their publications related to the natural sciences and their impact on the international scientific community.

The website, a leading academic research portal, has recently published its second annual ranking of the best-evaluated scientists in various disciplines, bringing together experts from more than 50 countries.

The list was compiled using data from a wide range of data sources, including OpenAlex (a catalog of scholarly works) and CrossRef (digital article identifier.) To carry it out, an algorithm was used that evaluates the number of scientific publications and their impact. The professionals were grouped into more than 20 categories, including the natural, social and economic sciences.

In the case of Chile, 126 researchers were highlighted. Among them, four scientists from the Center for Dynamic Research of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) of the Austral University of Chile (UACh).

In the Earth Sciences category, paleocenographer Dr. Carina Lange, researcher at the Center for Oceanographic Research in the South-Eastern Pacific (COPAS Coastal) and recently distinguished as emeritus professor at the University of Concepción (UdeC), ranked second place nationally. For his part, the academic from the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences (ICML) of the UACh, Dr. Iván Gómez, reached fifth place in the category of Environmental Sciences.

In the Ecology and Evolution category, Dr. Jorge Navarro, also an ICML academic, reached 19th place. “I am very happy to share this distinction with my colleagues, which translates into a real interest in understanding the work we do on issues such as red tide and its influence on some marine organisms, as well as the bioinvasions of certain species in Antarctica,” he assured.

The director of the IDEAL Center, Dr. Humberto González, was highlighted in the categories of Earth Sciences (6th) and Ecology and Evolution (21st,) “As researchers at the IDEAL Center we feel very proud that our work studying Patagonia and Antarctica is being well received and evaluated by the international scientific community. This also reflects that our research is becoming visible and valued at a regional, national and international level,” he concluded