UCL Department of Geography


Global recognition for Simon Lewis’s research

3 December 2018

One of 41 UCL staff on annual list

Global recognition for Simon Lewis’s research

Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) is one of the 41 researchers from UCL named in Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2018’ list of the most influential research papers published around the world during the year.

Now in its fifth year, the Clarivate list identifies influential researchers judged by their peers around the globe as having been widely cited in other people's publications.

Simon is Professor of Global Change Science jointly at UCL and the University of Leeds. He is a plant ecologist with a central focus on the tropics and global environmental change, how humans are changing the Earth system, and especially the future compositional and functional trajectory of the tropical forest biome. His work has attracted wide media attention and he is regularly asked for public comment on tropical forest and climate change-related science.

Speaking about the Clarivate awards, UCL’s Vice Provost (Research), Professor David Price, said:

“We are extremely proud of all our researchers, while inclusion in this list is a particularly noteworthy achievement and is a demonstration of those researchers’ global influence.”

According to Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics,

"The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”