Dolors Corella, Artemi Cerdà, Francisco J. Barba and Juli Pausas, researchers from the University of Valencia, are in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, the latest classification of the Clarivate Analytics bibliometric data provider. Two have a multidisciplinary impact (Corella and Pausas) and the other two, in the field of agricultural sciences (Cerdà and Barba).
Highly Cited Researchers is an annual list that selects the most influential specialists from around the world, for their exceptional research performance, measured by the production of highly cited articles that are in the top 1% in number of citations by field and year in Web of Science Core Collection. The list includes their scientific production during the period 2008-2018 in one or more of the 21 fields used.
The list contains around 6,200 researchers in the year 2019, 3,700 of which investigate in specific fields and approximately 2,500, in multidisciplinary fields; This is the second year that researchers with multidisciplinary impact are identified.
Dolors Corella, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Valencia, is the Jaume I Prize for Medical Research 2018. She is a researcher in obesity and nutrition and head of the CIBEROBN group since 2006. She is also director of the Epidemiology Research Unit Genetics and Molecular at the University of Valencia since 1998. She has published more than 325 articles in international journals of great impact and has directed more than 20 doctoral theses. She currently focuses her research on the integration of omics along with nutrition and gastronomy to provide a more holistic view of health. She is a pioneer in the development of Nutritional Genomics.
Artemi Cerdà, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Valencia, has collaborated in research projects on desertification and development in the United States, Holland, Bolivia, Ethiopia or Israel, among other countries; and has published more than 200 research articles in journals of international impact. He has been a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is a member of the Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group (SEDER). He is currently investigating the evolution of forest and agricultural areas affected by erosion, especially in vineyard cultivation areas.
Francisco J. Barba is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Sciences, Toxicology and Legal Medicine of the University of Valencia. Currently working on emerging technologies (high hydrostatic pressures, electrical pulses, high voltage electrical discharges, ultrasound, microwave and extraction in supercritical fluids, among others) in order to obtain new technological processes. Most of his studies are in the application of high hydrostatic pressures and electrical pulses to pasteurize foods that better preserve the nutritional characteristics, in particular, bioactive and organoleptic compounds thereof. So far he has published more than 220 scientific articles in journals of high impact index.
Scientist Juli Pausas works in the Desertification Research Council (CIDE), a mixed entity of the University of Valencia, the Higher Council of Scientific Research and the Valencian Government, although he appears as from the UV in the list of Clarivate. His research focuses on the ecology and evolution of fire-prone ecosystems, specifically on the role of fire in the evolution of species and the structure of populations, communities and landscapes. He has worked specifically in Mediterranean ecosystems and savannas, has published more than 150 scientific articles and also four books on this subject. He is currently studying the role of fire and aridity in the structure of plant communities in Mediterranean ecosystems.
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