Every year, Clarivate creates a list of influential researchers from around the world. These researchers have been the most frequently cited in their fields in the past decade, producing multiple papers ranking the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. In 2021, 0.1% of the world’s researchers got this recognition, equalling less than 6,700. Those on the list span 21 different research fields, and many disciplines, contributing to innovations in science, social science and citation analysis. 


University-wide, 24 researchers were recognized with primary affiliation of the University of Maryland, College Park, five of those from the Department of Geographical Sciences. In addition, five adjunct professors in the department were also recognized. These researchers include:

Name- Award Category

Associate Professor Kuishuang Feng- Cross-Field 

Research Professor Louis Giglio- Geosciences  

Professor Matt Hansen- Environment and Ecology

Professor and Associate Chair George Hurtt- Cross-Field 

Research Associate Professor Peter Potapov- Environment and Ecology

Adjunct Professor Martha Anderson- Cross-Field

Adjunct Assistant Professor Douglas Morton-Cross-Field 

Adjunct Associate Professor Ben Poulter- Environment and Ecology

Adjunct Professor David Paul Roy- Geosciences

Adjunct Research Professor Eric Vermote- Cross-Field


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