Top Earth Science Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Earth Science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Earth Science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top 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 Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Earth Science, over 6,742 profiles were examined.

The h-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 discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
101 World 51 National John M. Edmond

John M. Edmond

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 31,775 136
102 World 11 National David A Hodell

David A Hodell

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 89 Citations 24,717 244
103 World 52 National Christopher H. Scholz

Christopher H. Scholz

Columbia University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 40,011 182
104 World 12 National Michael P. Searle

Michael P. Searle

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 89 Citations 23,370 268
105 World 53 National Klaus Keil

Klaus Keil

University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
H-index 89 Citations 23,345 457
106 World 54 National Vijay P. Singh

Vijay P. Singh

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 29,881 714
107 World 55 National Susan L. Brantley

Susan L. Brantley

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 23,196 265
108 World 56 National Tammo S. Steenhuis

Tammo S. Steenhuis

Cornell University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 23,417 446
109 World 2 National James W. Kirchner

James W. Kirchner

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 87 Citations 27,502 244
110 World 57 National Thomas H. Jordan

Thomas H. Jordan

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 87 Citations 25,666 209
111 World 58 National Robert A. Duncan

Robert A. Duncan

Oregon State University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 23,328 217
112 World 13 National Roger Powell

Roger Powell

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 87 Citations 37,311 189
113 World 59 National Amos Nur

Amos Nur

Stanford University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 29,737 250
114 World 15 National Ian H. Campbell

Ian H. Campbell

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 87 Citations 24,769 191
115 World 14 National Ian McDougall

Ian McDougall

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 87 Citations 23,020 201
116 World 60 National James C. Zachos

James C. Zachos

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 86 Citations 40,467 206
117 World 61 National Carle M. Pieters

Carle M. Pieters

Brown University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 22,995 421
118 World 62 National James P. Kennett

James P. Kennett

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 86 Citations 26,653 267
119 World 64 National Douglas W. Burbank

Douglas W. Burbank

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 86 Citations 20,009 177
120 World 65 National An Yin

An Yin

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 86 Citations 32,615 201
121 World 63 National Steven L. Goldstein

Steven L. Goldstein

Columbia University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 22,211 222
122 World 1 National Dapeng Zhao

Dapeng Zhao

Tohoku University, Japan
H-index 86 Citations 26,382 352
123 World 3 National John P. Smol

John P. Smol

Queen's University, Canada
H-index 85 Citations 30,646 378
124 World 66 National Paul Andrew Mayewski

Paul Andrew Mayewski

University of Maine, United States
H-index 85 Citations 31,111 312
125 World 67 National Scott L. Murchie

Scott L. Murchie

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States
H-index 85 Citations 21,300 252
126 World 2 National Andrew S. Murray

Andrew S. Murray

Aarhus University, Denmark
H-index 85 Citations 32,692 359
127 World 70 National Bradley R. Hacker

Bradley R. Hacker

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 85 Citations 24,004 202
128 World 71 National Paul Segall

Paul Segall

Stanford University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 23,804 174
129 World 68 National Peter B. Kelemen

Peter B. Kelemen

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
H-index 85 Citations 25,637 223
130 World 2 National Shigenori Maruyama

Shigenori Maruyama

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
H-index 85 Citations 24,144 317
131 World 69 National Robert C. Thunell

Robert C. Thunell

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 85 Citations 19,824 247
132 World 72 National Scott C. Doney

Scott C. Doney

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 84 Citations 35,045 214
133 World 73 National Francisco P. Chavez

Francisco P. Chavez

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, United States
H-index 84 Citations 28,692 183
134 World 74 National Ken O. Buesseler

Ken O. Buesseler

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
H-index 84 Citations 22,748 168
135 World 76 National John T. Andrews

John T. Andrews

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 84 Citations 25,241 361
136 World 75 National Arnold L. Gordon

Arnold L. Gordon

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
H-index 84 Citations 22,410 240
137 World 1 National Martin J. Whitehouse

Martin J. Whitehouse

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden
H-index 84 Citations 28,977 500
138 World 12 National Wenjiao Xiao

Wenjiao Xiao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 84 Citations 31,531 407
139 World 3 National Albrecht W. Hofmann

Albrecht W. Hofmann

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
H-index 84 Citations 38,809 145
140 World 4 National Roy D. Hyndman

Roy D. Hyndman

University of Victoria, Canada
H-index 84 Citations 23,527 264
141 World 77 National Jerry X. Mitrovica

Jerry X. Mitrovica

Harvard University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 25,227 246
142 World 78 National Jorge L. Sarmiento

Jorge L. Sarmiento

Princeton University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 37,911 160
143 World 79 National John M. Melack

John M. Melack

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 83 Citations 25,561 201
144 World 4 National André Revil

André Revil

Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France
H-index 83 Citations 22,043 368
145 World 16 National Eelco J. Rohling

Eelco J. Rohling

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 83 Citations 23,333 228
146 World 13 National Tandong Yao

Tandong Yao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 83 Citations 24,823 386
147 World 3 National Domenico Giardini

Domenico Giardini

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 83 Citations 18,914 307
148 World 5 National Edouard Bard

Edouard Bard

Aix-Marseille University, France
H-index 83 Citations 55,166 218
149 World 80 National Adam M. Dziewonski

Adam M. Dziewonski

Harvard University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 42,541 199
150 World 81 National Norman H. Sleep

Norman H. Sleep

Stanford University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 22,230 200
151 World 83 National Willard S. Moore

Willard S. Moore

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 83 Citations 23,462 226
152 World 6 National Laurent Labeyrie

Laurent Labeyrie

University of Southern Brittany, France
H-index 83 Citations 31,225 154
153 World 84 National Roger J. Phillips

Roger J. Phillips

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 83 Citations 23,214 291
154 World 82 National Timothy L. Grove

Timothy L. Grove

MIT, United States
H-index 83 Citations 26,139 250
155 World 1 National Eduardo Garzanti

Eduardo Garzanti

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
H-index 83 Citations 18,778 290
156 World 85 National David Pollard

David Pollard

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 25,018 231
157 World 4 National Hubert H. G. Savenije

Hubert H. G. Savenije

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
H-index 82 Citations 20,249 254
158 World 1 National Wolfgang Baumjohann

Wolfgang Baumjohann

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
H-index 82 Citations 23,447 347
159 World 86 National Robert N. Clayton

Robert N. Clayton

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 82 Citations 21,982 208
160 World 4 National Donald B. Dingwell

Donald B. Dingwell

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 82 Citations 22,771 384
161 World 87 National Keiiti Aki

Keiiti Aki

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 82 Citations 36,213 194
162 World 88 National John T. Wasson

John T. Wasson

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 82 Citations 19,690 244
163 World 89 National George H. Denton

George H. Denton

University of Maine, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,058 148
164 World 7 National Laurent Jolivet

Laurent Jolivet

Université Paris Cité, France
H-index 82 Citations 23,239 228
165 World 91 National Thorne Lay

Thorne Lay

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 82 Citations 24,962 338
166 World 13 National Randall R. Parrish

Randall R. Parrish

British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
H-index 82 Citations 23,458 217
167 World 90 National Roland Bürgmann

Roland Bürgmann

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,802 323
168 World 3 National Toshio Yamagata

Toshio Yamagata

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
H-index 81 Citations 31,128 206
169 World 5 National Henry P. Schwarcz

Henry P. Schwarcz

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 81 Citations 19,643 268
170 World 92 National Derek E. G. Briggs

Derek E. G. Briggs

American Museum of Natural History, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,869 259
171 World 93 National Donald L. Turcotte

Donald L. Turcotte

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 81 Citations 32,177 248
172 World 94 National Michael C. Malin

Michael C. Malin

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 25,633 177
173 World 95 National Daniel P. Schrag

Daniel P. Schrag

Harvard University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 24,637 150
174 World 14 National Chris D. Clark

Chris D. Clark

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 19,096 294
175 World 96 National James P. M. Syvitski

James P. M. Syvitski

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 81 Citations 35,703 254
176 World 97 National Kenneth A. Farley

Kenneth A. Farley

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 81 Citations 24,067 210
177 World 15 National Melanie J. Leng

Melanie J. Leng

British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 26,318 610
178 World 98 National Shun-ichiro Karato

Shun-ichiro Karato

Yale University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 23,585 212
179 World 99 National William I. Rose

William I. Rose

Michigan Technological University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 16,189 210
180 World 6 National John A. Cherry

John A. Cherry

University of Guelph, Canada
H-index 81 Citations 20,790 210
181 World 17 National Richard Armstrong

Richard Armstrong

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 81 Citations 20,097 328
182 World 18 National Allen P. Nutman

Allen P. Nutman

University of Wollongong, Australia
H-index 81 Citations 21,736 266
183 World 101 National Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas

Wesleyan University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 42,376 259
184 World 100 National Gerta Keller

Gerta Keller

Princeton University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,157 278
185 World 102 National Peter R. Buseck

Peter R. Buseck

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 16,190 224
186 World 1 National Artemi Cerdà

Artemi Cerdà

University of Valencia, Spain
H-index 80 Citations 17,471 204
187 World 103 National Victor R. Baker

Victor R. Baker

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 80 Citations 20,819 362
188 World 4 National Klaus Mezger

Klaus Mezger

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 80 Citations 22,825 243
189 World 5 National Wilfried Haeberli

Wilfried Haeberli

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 80 Citations 19,571 192
190 World 105 National Richard G. Fairbanks

Richard G. Fairbanks

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
H-index 80 Citations 39,883 114
191 World 8 National Janne Blichert-Toft

Janne Blichert-Toft

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
H-index 80 Citations 23,535 220
192 World 104 National Richard J. Walker

Richard J. Walker

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 80 Citations 19,651 236
193 World 9 National Vincent Courtillot

Vincent Courtillot

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
H-index 80 Citations 23,930 171
194 World 106 National Wolfgang H Berger

Wolfgang H Berger

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States
H-index 80 Citations 19,410 194
195 World 107 National Kent C. Condie

Kent C. Condie

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, United States
H-index 80 Citations 26,111 189
196 World 108 National Maurice Ewing

Maurice Ewing

Columbia University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 18,454 263
197 World 109 National Peter M. Shearer

Peter M. Shearer

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 80 Citations 20,326 237
198 World 19 National Norman J. Pearson

Norman J. Pearson

Macquarie University, Australia
H-index 80 Citations 31,686 245
199 World 110 National Roger E. Summons

Roger E. Summons

MIT, United States
H-index 79 Citations 23,370 226
200 World 7 National W. R. Peltier

W. R. Peltier

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 79 Citations 24,808 200

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