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PML scientists recognised for world-class microplastic research four years in a row

15 November 2022

We are extremely proud to announce that PML’s Prof. Pennie Lindeque and Dr Matthew Cole have both been named on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers List 2022. This is Pennie’s 4th year of recognition in the ‘Environment & Ecology’ category and Matthew’s 3rd, acknowledging their continued highly regarded microplastic research.
Prof. Pennie Lindeque and Dr Matt Cole filming in the field
Image: Prof. Pennie Lindeque and Dr Matt Cole filming in the field. According to Clarivate, Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000.

The prominent list celebrates scientists around the world that have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields. These pioneers represent the most influential researchers in their respective fields who have published multiple papers that are frequently cited by their peers, and rank in the top 1% of citations for field and year in the Web of Science.

In this years’ list there are 7200 scientists named from 1400 institutes in 69 countries and the UK ranks 3rd, behind the US and China, with 8% of the listed scientists.

Prof. Pennie Lindeque and Dr Matthew Cole

Prof. Pennie Lindeque, PML's Head of Science for Marine Ecology & Biodiversity, commented: “It’s a real honour to have been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher again this year along with Dr Matthew Cole, and I’m delighted to receive this accolade for a 4th year running. I feel very fortunate to work on a subject that I am passionate about alongside fantastic people. This teamwork within PML, the southwest and further afield allows us to make a real difference, it is the hard work and dedication of the whole team that is behind this recognition”.

Dr Matthew Cole, Senior Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist at PML, continued: “I am delighted to have made it onto this prestigious list for the 3rd year in a row, alongside Prof. Pennie Lindeque. Plastic pollution is a global issue requiring international co-operation and research, and it is fantastic to see our research being so widely cited by other scientists in the field. Many thanks to Clarivate, our colleagues and the fantastic team of students who have helped make PML’s microplastic research world renowned”.

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Full Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List 2022
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