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Philip White distinguished as Highly Cited Researcher for fourth straight year

Professor Philip White (c) James Hutton Institute
"We are fortunate to have Philip, and he makes a great contribution to the institute supporting other scientists too. This accolade further demonstrates the institute's world-class capabilities in science"

A senior scientist from the James Hutton Institute has again been distinguished as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. Professor Philip J. White, from our Ecological Sciences group, has been included in the Highly Cited Researcher list in Plant & Animal Science for the fourth year running - one of eighteen from the UK, and the only individual from Scotland, listed in this category. The distinction recognises the exceptional impact of his scientific publications over the last ten years.

The list of Highly Cited Researchers is considered to comprise some of the world’s most influential scientific minds. Researchers earn inclusion by writing the greatest number of scientific publications that rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject and year of publication. Citations are a direct measure of influence on the literature of a subject, and the scientific contribution of an individual.

Professor White said: “I am proud to be named a Highly Cited Researcher for the fourth consecutive year. Again, I thank my colleagues, collaborators and students for all their inspiration and hard work that has underpinned this achievement. It reflects the true scientific excellence that can be found at the James Hutton Institute.”

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, commented: "The science that Philip leads has been aptly recognised with his inclusion in the Highly Cited lists again. We are fortunate to have him, and he makes a great contribution to the institute supporting other scientists too. This accolade further demonstrates the institute's world-class capabilities in science."

Professor White is currently engaged on projects addressing many aspects of plant mineral nutrition, from the genes to the ecosystem. He holds a Chair in Biology at King Saud University, Riyadh, and was recently awarded a DSc by the University of Manchester for his contributions to knowledge of the accumulation of mineral elements by plants.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.