McDowell recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher

Nathan McDowell, a PNNL researcher with a joint faculty appointment in the School of Biological Sciences, has been added to the list of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers. He and six other WSU faculty recognized this year join five other WSU faculty previously recognized for studies most often cited in their fields.

This recognition means these researchers have authored multiple papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for their fields and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade. Of the world’s population of scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.

Clarivate, the analytics company that runs the Web of Science research platform, creates the Highly Cited Researchers List every year using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields. 

Nathan McDowell.
Photo by Andrea Starr, PNNL

Nathan McDowell

Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with a
joint appointment in WSU’s School of Biological Sciences

McDowell is an international expert on forest function and disturbance under global environmental change. His recent work focuses on causes and consequences of tree mortality due to drought, fire, insect attack, and sea level rise. Among his many publications, he was lead author on articles on woody plant mortality in Nature Reviews, Earth & Environment and Global Change Biology

Read about all seven researchers recognized in 2023 at WSU Insider.

By Communications staff, WSU Insider