We identified only 12 ecologists at level 100 or greater. For many researchers in specialized subfields, an h-index this high is probably not achievable. The one commonality in these names seems to be that they either work on problems of broad importance and interest (particularly, climate change and human impacts on the landscape) or else were fundamental to one or more areas of work. They were also all men, and so we tried to identify the top 12 women ecologists. (We tried as best as we could, using lists here and here to compile our search). The top women ecologists tended to have been publishing for an average of 12 years less than the male ecologists (44 vs. 56 years) which may explain some of the rather jarring difference.
Edited to include someone we initially overlooked (James Ehrlinger) and to include the m-index. The m-index is the h-index/years publishing and so standardizes for differences in career age.
(It's difficult to get these kind of analyses perfect due to common names, misspellings in citations, etc, etc. So this is hardly comprehensive. If you have other suggestions -- especially for women -- feel free to mention them in the comments!)
(I've been meaning to publish some of these, but haven't otherwise had a time or space for it.. )
Helping graduate students deal with imposter syndrome (Link). Honestly, not only graduate students suffer from imposter syndrome, and it is always helpful to get more advice on how to escape the feeling that you've lucked into something you aren't really qualified for.
A better way to teach the Tree of Life (Link). This paper has some great ideas that go beyond identifying common ancestors or memorizing taxonomy.
Analyzing scientists are on Twitter (Link).
Recommendation inflation (Link). Are there any solutions to an arms race of positivity?