Dalhousie ranks in top 200 worldwide for climate change and conservation research

Ranking centres on journal publications tracked by Nature

- October 31, 2023

An icy mountain and ocean landscape in Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland. (Jean-Christophe André photo/Pexels)
An icy mountain and ocean landscape in Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland. (Jean-Christophe André photo/Pexels)

Dalhousie ranks as one of the top 200 universities globally for research focused on climate change and conservation, according to Nature.

The world-leading peer-reviewed scientific journal placed Dal at 159, making it one of just five Canadian post-secondary institutions included in the ranking.

Nature’s climate and conservation ranking is based on research published between 2015 and 2022 in areas that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14), and Life On Land (SDG15).

“Dalhousie’s researchers are focused on the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change. This ranking is a strong indicator of our work to help build the knowledge necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of a warming planet,” says Dr. Alice Aiken, Dalhousie’s vice president, research and innovation.

The Nature climate and conservation ranking focuses on publications in 82 top natural-science journals tracked by the Nature Index. The index includes contributions to natural- and health-science journals chosen by an independent group of researchers based on publication reputation.


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