Highly Cited Researchers 2016 launched. Among them, Riccardo Valentini from CMCC Foundation

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Thomson Reuters launched its new Highly Cited Researchers 2016 representing some of the world’s most influential scientific minds. The final new list contains about 3,000 Highly Cited Researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences.
The 2016 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2004-2014 were surveyed.

In the category “Environment/Ecology” of the final Highly Cited Researchers listing there’s also for the third time Riccardo Valentini, Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC in 2007, whose research at CMCC Foundation – IAFES Division is focused on impacts on agriculture, forest and ecosystem services.
Prof. Valentini is one of the main experts involved in an international collaboration Italia-Russia that he recently presented at the Italian Pavilion at COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Four projects that are examples of an unprecedented collaboration between Italy and Russia on research and sustainable innovation under climate change: a smart climate lab for the Asia-Pacific Region in Vladivostok, an agro-ecology excellence research center in Moscow, a strategic pole for organic photovoltaics in Saint Petersburg, a green economy platform.
The CMCC Foundation will provide in particular climate scenarios and climate change impact analyses for the areas of interest to identify new opportunities for the agricultural sector and adaptation strategies to climate change in Russia.

The Thomson Reuters listing based on citations and recognition by peers includes 50 Italian scientists.
 All the people mentioned in the Thomson Reuters compilation represent the most advanced point of the research, field by field, accordingly to peers’ evaluation. They are on the cutting edge of their fields and they are performing and publishing work that the scientific community recognizes as crucial to the advancement of their science.

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