Two researchers from the College of the Environment have been included in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate. They join more than 40 UW researchers who received the honor this year.
Gregory Bratman, assistant professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, focuses on the impacts of contact with nature on psychological well-being and mental health.
Bratman directs the Environment and Well-Being Lab, a research group that gathers empirical data, develops theoretical frameworks, and uses novel approaches to understand the association of nature contact with cognitive function, mood and other aspects of psychological well-being. Read more about Bratman’s research.
Spencer Wood, senior research scientist with UW EarthLab, has broad interests and experience in ecology, sustainability, computer science, statistics and economics. His research and publications have addressed a variety of topics including outdoor recreation, public land management, fire ecology, archaeology and sustainable development. See Wood’s recent papers.
The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.
Bratman and Wood are both listed in the “cross-field impact” category, which recognizes researchers who focus on interdisciplinary work and contribute multiple highly cited papers in several different fields. Read about the complete methodology here.