Professor from GEUS among the most cited in the world

11-12-2019
News

Professor Jason E. Box from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) can add a very prestigious title to his résumé. He has just been chosen to be among the most cited and influential researchers in the latest decade.

Jason E. Box
Jason E. Box is among the most cited scientists in the world.

Climate research is of high priority, and this is felt by GEUS’ professor in glaciology Jason E. Box, who has now entered the very top of researchers on the list ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2019’. The list is published by Web of Science Group and it identifies the latest decade of most influential researchers, who produced multiple highly cited scientific articles ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication.

Recognition spurs on to do more
Jason E. Box has participated in more than 30 expeditions in Greenland to study climate changes and monitor the development of the ice, been co-author of a report from IPCC (Panel on Climate Change) and been a professor at several American universities. To be included in the ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2019’ list makes the professor proud.

“I’m very proud and humble that my research has been so highly cited by researchers all over the world. This means that my results contribute to support other colleagues’ research and path to understand the climate – and that is a great honour, if you ask me. Such a recognition only spurs me on to do even more for the future climate through my research,” says Jason E. Box and he continues:

“Knowledge about Greenland and the development of the ice is vital for us to find solutions for the climate changes we see today. This is only possible if the sum of our knowledge and research is widely broadcast to the scientific community, to politicians, decision makers and the public. And to be included on this list contributes to this.”

Jason Eric Box

Research Professor
Glaciology and Climate
Phone: +45 60124157

Ditte Dyrby

Communications Officer
Press and Communication
Phone: +45 91333442

Jason E. Box

Jason E. Box, who was born in the US, is a professor in glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and an expert on the Greenland ice sheet. He has participated in more than 30 scientific expeditions to Greenland, been first author of several research papers on climate change in the Arctic and is often used as climate expert in both Danish and international media.

He has been with GEUS since 2013, where he has published more than 70 articles. One of the latest publications deals with ‘Key Indicators of Arctic Climate Change’ and has been downloaded almost 40,000 times since its publication earlier this year.

Highly Cited Researchers

The list ’Highly Cited Researcher 2019’ is published by Web of Science in 21 research areas, including physics, economics, mathematics and environment. This year’s list comprises 6,216 researchers from almost 60 different countries. Read more about the list, the method for selection and the other researchers on the list here.