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Scheible Earns Prestigious Recognition for Fifth Consecutive Time

Earning recognition as a highly cited researcher is something only a few scientists ever earn once, much less five times.

Posted Feb. 28, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — For the fifth year in a row, Noble Research Institute professor and principal investigator Wolf Scheible, Ph.D., has earned the distinction of being among the most-cited researchers in the world.

Being a “highly cited researcher” indicates that Scheible is among the top 1 percent of science and social science researchers worldwide. He is also one of only 223 plant and animal scientists recognized.

Researchers were ranked by their number of highly cited papers, which is based on how often their scientific findings have been cited in journals or by other researchers. Scientists in the top 1 percent (in their given field of research) from 2006 to 2016 were included in the Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list, which includes 6,078 researchers worldwide in 21 science and social science fields.

The accolade is a lifelong status and earns Scheible recognition in Clarivate Analytics’ “2018 Identifying Top Talent in the Sciences and Social Sciences” executive summary.

Scheible’s team studies how plants thrive under phosphorus-limited conditions in certain areas of the world. They then figure out how to transfer that ability to crop plants so that farmers and ranchers can grow food and forage more efficiently. Phosphorus-enriched fertilizer promotes abundant, healthy, high yielding plants. It is a linchpin for growing food and cannot be substituted. However, phosphorus is a limited resource. Efficient plants are vital to keep production agriculture going and feeding the world while using fewer inputs.


Wolf Scheible, Ph.D.Wolf Scheible, Ph.D., professor and principal investigator, has earned the distinction of being among the most-cited researchers in the world for the fifth year in a row.


“Publishing our research is a key component of what we do as scientists. We want to share our information so the science community as a whole can continue to advance and understand the world around us, specifically so we can improve agriculture locally, nationally and internationally.”
- Wolf Scheible, Ph.D., professor

“We congratulate Dr. Scheible on this remarkable recognition. Our focus remains on using plant science and agricultural research to spur discovery that will benefit farmers and ranchers.”
- Steve Rhines, president and CEO

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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