Bangladesh's Dr Saleemul Huq, director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and professor of the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) has been named in Reuters Hot List.
He is the only Bangladeshi scientist to rank 208th on the list. The Reuters Hot List is a list of the world's top climate scientists. To build it, they created a system of identifying and ranking 1,000 climate academics according to how influential they are.
The rankings are based on how many research papers scientists have published on topics related to climate change; how often those papers are cited by other scientists in similar fields of study, such as biology, chemistry or physics; and how often those papers are referenced in the lay press, social media, policy papers and other outlets.
Dr Saleemul Huq has 107 publications and has been cited 3570 times, according to Dimensions, the academic research portal of the British-based technology company Digital Science.