Best Earth Science Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Earth Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Earth Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Earth Science, over 6,742 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Earth Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National D-index 148 Citations 95,457 798
2 World 2 National D-index 135 Citations 63,649 382
3 World 1 National D-index 134 Citations 72,587 1,331
4 World 2 National D-index 134 Citations 72,739 377
5 World 1 National D-index 134 Citations 56,628 430
6 World 3 National D-index 132 Citations 68,298 1,267
7 World 2 National D-index 132 Citations 82,316 1,897
8 World 4 National D-index 129 Citations 63,860 377
9 World 1 National D-index 128 Citations 50,778 347
10 World 1 National D-index 127 Citations 51,876 605
11 World 5 National D-index 125 Citations 62,413 448
12 World 6 National D-index 123 Citations 39,499 390
13 World 3 National D-index 123 Citations 60,962 360
14 World 7 National D-index 120 Citations 44,043 627
15 World 8 National D-index 118 Citations 52,532 470
16 World 1 National D-index 118 Citations 43,648 305
17 World 9 National D-index 117 Citations 45,874 301
18 World 4 National D-index 117 Citations 48,422 399
19 World 5 National D-index 114 Citations 70,320 668
20 World 1 National D-index 114 Citations 40,521 356
21 World 10 National D-index 113 Citations 43,923 287
22 World 3 National D-index 112 Citations 44,819 333
23 World 11 National D-index 112 Citations 46,746 340
24 World 6 National D-index 112 Citations 60,774 278
25 World 12 National D-index 111 Citations 42,781 327
26 World 13 National D-index 111 Citations 58,358 182
27 World 1 National D-index 111 Citations 75,822 209
28 World 4 National D-index 111 Citations 49,602 502
29 World 5 National D-index 111 Citations 42,803 420
30 World 1 National D-index 110 Citations 45,312 300
31 World 2 National D-index 108 Citations 32,828 272
32 World 14 National D-index 107 Citations 46,906 227
33 World 7 National D-index 107 Citations 37,360 367
34 World 15 National D-index 106 Citations 53,760 365
35 World 16 National D-index 106 Citations 38,734 426
36 World 3 National D-index 106 Citations 63,241 211
37 World 8 National D-index 106 Citations 44,867 378
38 World 17 National D-index 105 Citations 35,089 403
39 World 18 National D-index 104 Citations 38,224 222
40 World 9 National D-index 104 Citations 66,428 259
41 World 19 National D-index 104 Citations 37,212 425
42 World 1 National D-index 104 Citations 40,937 218
43 World 20 National D-index 104 Citations 37,434 433
44 World 1 National D-index 104 Citations 36,375 291
45 World 21 National D-index 103 Citations 44,369 248
46 World 1 National D-index 102 Citations 31,128 319
47 World 22 National D-index 102 Citations 46,003 409
48 World 6 National D-index 102 Citations 41,092 283
49 World 23 National D-index 101 Citations 33,021 394
50 World 24 National D-index 101 Citations 39,828 329
51 World 2 National D-index 101 Citations 35,567 354
52 World 25 National D-index 101 Citations 38,520 219
53 World 4 National D-index 101 Citations 33,211 317
54 World 5 National D-index 101 Citations 36,622 247
55 World 2 National D-index 100 Citations 68,364 297
56 World 2 National D-index 99 Citations 31,393 323
57 World 26 National D-index 99 Citations 30,792 223
58 World 27 National D-index 99 Citations 31,276 255
59 World 6 National D-index 98 Citations 51,672 275
60 World 28 National D-index 98 Citations 30,743 346
61 World 29 National D-index 98 Citations 26,409 271
62 World 30 National D-index 98 Citations 36,951 442
63 World 31 National D-index 98 Citations 30,032 347
64 World 7 National D-index 98 Citations 56,399 178
65 World 7 National D-index 97 Citations 33,570 433
66 World 32 National D-index 97 Citations 28,935 638
67 World 33 National D-index 97 Citations 29,265 504
68 World 34 National D-index 97 Citations 34,071 350
69 World 35 National D-index 97 Citations 27,282 287
70 World 36 National D-index 96 Citations 34,748 189
71 World 10 National D-index 96 Citations 42,461 336
72 World 37 National D-index 96 Citations 39,047 223
73 World 8 National D-index 96 Citations 37,111 346
74 World 38 National D-index 94 Citations 28,503 183
75 World 8 National D-index 94 Citations 38,326 273
76 World 9 National D-index 93 Citations 22,247 205
77 World 11 National D-index 93 Citations 26,648 184
78 World 40 National D-index 93 Citations 29,216 260
79 World 39 National D-index 93 Citations 29,146 341
80 World 2 National D-index 93 Citations 25,858 412
81 World 41 National D-index 92 Citations 42,919 267
82 World 3 National D-index 92 Citations 31,386 298
83 World 42 National D-index 92 Citations 26,946 399
84 World 43 National D-index 92 Citations 56,740 347
85 World 9 National D-index 91 Citations 27,403 454
86 World 44 National D-index 91 Citations 30,240 240
87 World 2 National D-index 91 Citations 31,671 327
88 World 10 National D-index 91 Citations 29,043 337
89 World 45 National D-index 91 Citations 60,907 247
90 World 46 National D-index 90 Citations 27,612 258
91 World 47 National D-index 90 Citations 27,566 262
92 World 48 National D-index 90 Citations 23,323 275
93 World 11 National D-index 90 Citations 35,154 244
94 World 49 National D-index 90 Citations 27,013 272
95 World 10 National D-index 90 Citations 25,476 387
96 World 50 National D-index 90 Citations 29,042 185
97 World 3 National D-index 89 Citations 28,428 229
98 World 12 National D-index 89 Citations 31,677 163
99 World 1 National D-index 89 Citations 22,481 337
100 World 2 National D-index 89 Citations 22,629 279

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