Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesNon-profit

United States

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Foundation: 1967

Mission: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies generates rigorous scientific knowledge about ecological systems and their importance to human well-being. We work at the frontiers of ecological science. We create excellence in science through innovation, collaboration, synthesis and dissemination of our results. We shape the practice and application of ecological knowledge and discovery. We engage diverse communities in our work: scientists, students, educators, policy makers, practitioners and the public. We use our scientific leadership to convene, educate and inform these diverse communities to ensure the application of ecological knowledge for the public good. We promote and maintain a vibrant and diverse workforce and foster a culture of integrity and respect.

Vision: In an uncertain and unpredictable world, Cary Institute is a trusted authority on ecosystem science: we answer fundamental questions about the complex systems that support life on Earth. We engage citizens, practitioners and policymakers who seek scientifically driven solutions to environmental problems. We leverage our research and syntheses, global networks, public outreach, and partnerships for the global good.



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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Non-Profit sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 543rd230th479th209th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 137th45th93rd42nd
Environmental Science 395th145th309th134th
Social Sciences 659th275th580th242nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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