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OVC Professor Named to 2018 ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

AProf. Stephen LeBlanc, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph n Ontario Veterinary College professor is one of three University of Guelph professors named to the prestigious Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2018. 

Prof. Stephen LeBlanc, a professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, was named in the list along with U of G professors Paul Hebert and Merritt Turetsky. The list, published annually, includes researchers ranking in the top one per cent by citations for field and publication year.

According to the Clarivate Analytics website, the “Highly Cited Researchers” list “identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe. It identifies authors who have consistently won peer approval from international researchers in the form of high citation counts.”

LeBlanc, who studies animal production systems, began his career working in dairy veterinary practice and later joined U of G where he teaches veterinary and agriculture students and provides clinical farm service.

LeBlanc studies transition dairy cow metabolic and reproductive health and management, including field validation of precision technologies. Involving graduate students and collaborators, his work has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers. He has given invited talks in 20 countries.

Prof. Hebert, director of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at U of G and a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, is known for pioneering DNA barcoding. Prof. Turetsky, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, studies plant controls on biogeochemical cycling, climate change and disturbance in boreal regions, and whole ecosystem experiments in climate change.

Read the entire news release on the University of Guelph website.