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Table 5 The 15 most productive agencies funding forest ecology research indexed by the web of science during 2002–2011

From: A bibliometric analysis of global forest ecology research during 2002–2011

  Funding agencies Articles number Ratio (%) Countries
1 National Science Foundation 2240 2.84 USA
2 National Natural Science Foundation of China 831 1.05 China
3 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 807 1.02 Canada
4 CNPq 744 0.94 Brazil
5 European Union 601 0.76 EU
6 Chinese Academy of Sciences 372 0.47 China
7 NASA 357 0.45 USA
8 European Commission 337 0.43 EC
9 Academy of Finland 311 0.39 Finland
10 Australian Research Council 265 0.34 Australia
11 CAPES 221 0.28 Brazil
12 National Basic Research Program of China 196 0.25 China
13 FAPESP 192 0.24 Brazil
14 Russian Foundation for Basic Research 185 0.23 Russia
15 USDA Forest Service 172 0.22 USA
  1. CNPQ: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Brazil; NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA; CAPES: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior, Brazil; FAPESP: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; EC: European Commission.