Best Environmental Sciences Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Environmental Sciences 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 Environmental Sciences, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, over 9,206 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 Environmental Sciences. 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
6 World 1 National Paul J. Crutzen

Paul J. Crutzen

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
D-index 146 Citations 116,626 415
8 World 2 National Meinrat O. Andreae

Meinrat O. Andreae

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
D-index 140 Citations 86,672 710
51 World 3 National Jos Lelieveld

Jos Lelieveld

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
D-index 113 Citations 48,546 575
72 World 4 National Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 57,266 303
81 World 5 National Martin Heimann

Martin Heimann

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 45,884 302
82 World 6 National Ulrich Pöschl

Ulrich Pöschl

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 34,878 312
90 World 7 National Alfred Wiedensohler

Alfred Wiedensohler

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 32,844 469
93 World 8 National Susan E. Trumbore

Susan E. Trumbore

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 42,042 300
100 World 9 National Andreas Richter

Andreas Richter

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 37,679 443
108 World 10 National John P. Burrows

John P. Burrows

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 37,353 637
121 World 11 National Ulf Riebesell

Ulf Riebesell

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 29,509 290
136 World 12 National Wolfgang Zech

Wolfgang Zech

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 33,491 384
167 World 13 National Mojib Latif

Mojib Latif

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 33,314 311
230 World 14 National Dagmar Haase

Dagmar Haase

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 22,360 257
231 World 15 National Ingrid Kögel-Knabner

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 37,054 306
239 World 16 National Guy Brasseur

Guy Brasseur

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 32,162 312
257 World 17 National Bjorn Stevens

Bjorn Stevens

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 29,012 272
263 World 18 National Beate I. Escher

Beate I. Escher

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 20,955 262
308 World 19 National Erich Roeckner

Erich Roeckner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 33,605 147
334 World 22 National Jochem Marotzke

Jochem Marotzke

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 22,262 184
335 World 20 National Victor Brovkin

Victor Brovkin

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 38,306 233
338 World 21 National Albert Ansmann

Albert Ansmann

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 17,234 235
371 World 23 National Wulf Amelung

Wulf Amelung

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 23,223 317
385 World 24 National Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 67,132 200
393 World 25 National Ralf Ebinghaus

Ralf Ebinghaus

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 15,095 201
396 World 26 National Jörg Rinklebe

Jörg Rinklebe

University of Wuppertal, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 18,860 394
408 World 27 National Jan Esper

Jan Esper

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 22,093 217
416 World 28 National Ulrich Platt

Ulrich Platt

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 22,238 240
439 World 29 National Marcel M. M. Kuypers

Marcel M. M. Kuypers

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 21,717 151
449 World 30 National Stefan Rahmstorf

Stefan Rahmstorf

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 34,080 145
463 World 31 National Georg Guggenberger

Georg Guggenberger

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 30,513 251
470 World 32 National Wolfgang Lucht

Wolfgang Lucht

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 33,519 182
471 World 33 National Andreas Petzold

Andreas Petzold

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 16,579 192
477 World 34 National Martin Claussen

Martin Claussen

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 22,717 244
512 World 35 National Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 23,302 212
527 World 36 National Gerd Gleixner

Gerd Gleixner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 17,874 200
553 World 37 National Ulrich Schumann

Ulrich Schumann

German Aerospace Center, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 15,203 207
558 World 38 National Bruno Glaser

Bruno Glaser

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 22,090 182
584 World 39 National Rainer Horn

Rainer Horn

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 17,991 327
596 World 40 National Wolfgang Wilcke

Wolfgang Wilcke

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 14,643 247
668 World 41 National Sönke Zaehle

Sönke Zaehle

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 35,916 167
669 World 42 National Daniela Jacob

Daniela Jacob

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 16,878 204
677 World 43 National Henner Hollert

Henner Hollert

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 12,607 302
681 World 44 National Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Osnabrück University, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 20,765 143
682 World 45 National Jörg E. Drewes

Jörg E. Drewes

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 15,379 257
706 World 46 National Anders Levermann

Anders Levermann

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 19,722 220
720 World 47 National Kai-Uwe Hinrichs

Kai-Uwe Hinrichs

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 19,566 191
756 World 48 National Josef Cyrys

Josef Cyrys

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 14,213 155
775 World 49 National Ina Tegen

Ina Tegen

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 25,732 145
813 World 50 National Patrick Hostert

Patrick Hostert

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 14,619 156
862 World 51 National Thorsten Dittmar

Thorsten Dittmar

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 24,000 213
879 World 52 National Alexander Knohl

Alexander Knohl

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 23,727 148
886 World 55 National Egbert Matzner

Egbert Matzner

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 18,632 161
904 World 53 National Stefan Hagemann

Stefan Hagemann

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 26,061 161
905 World 54 National Johann Feichter

Johann Feichter

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 18,877 122
916 World 56 National Klaus Kaiser

Klaus Kaiser

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 15,971 153
919 World 57 National Stefan Dech

Stefan Dech

German Aerospace Center, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 11,869 270
921 World 59 National Klaus Fraedrich

Klaus Fraedrich

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 11,556 262
922 World 58 National Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 11,107 249
927 World 61 National Bruno Merz

Bruno Merz

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 15,932 197
930 World 60 National Stephan Borrmann

Stephan Borrmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 18,637 266
956 World 62 National Justus Notholt

Justus Notholt

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 12,847 275
958 World 63 National Hans Schlager

Hans Schlager

German Aerospace Center, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 12,625 258
959 World 64 National Stefan Kinne

Stefan Kinne

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 33,417 122
984 World 65 National Elmar Kriegler

Elmar Kriegler

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 27,310 142
1001 World 66 National Joaquim G. Pinto

Joaquim G. Pinto

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 10,870 185
1034 World 67 National Frank Arnold

Frank Arnold

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 9,782 145
1035 World 68 National Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 28,902 205
1053 World 69 National Jost Heintzenberg

Jost Heintzenberg

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 9,866 169
1054 World 70 National Carl A. M. Brenninkmeijer

Carl A. M. Brenninkmeijer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 11,144 219
1069 World 74 National Petra Döll

Petra Döll

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 27,739 132
1070 World 71 National Hermann Behling

Hermann Behling

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 12,098 224
1075 World 72 National Elena Xoplaki

Elena Xoplaki

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 15,830 107
1080 World 73 National Christian Bernhofer

Christian Bernhofer

TU Dresden, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 27,462 181
1086 World 75 National Gerhard Kattner

Gerhard Kattner

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 14,362 142
1093 World 76 National Ralf Schulz

Ralf Schulz

University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 10,715 211
1107 World 78 National Alexander Popp

Alexander Popp

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 13,614 143
1110 World 77 National Manfred Wendisch

Manfred Wendisch

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 8,631 227
1118 World 79 National Veronika Eyring

Veronika Eyring

University of Bremen, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 22,028 131
1119 World 80 National Dietrich Althausen

Dietrich Althausen

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 11,077 125
1131 World 82 National Martin Schultz

Martin Schultz

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 24,359 154
1150 World 81 National Ingeborg Levin

Ingeborg Levin

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 11,600 136
1156 World 83 National Dirk de Beer

Dirk de Beer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,021 205
1161 World 84 National Matthias Liess

Matthias Liess

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 12,269 158
1189 World 85 National Andreas Matzarakis

Andreas Matzarakis

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,514 251
1216 World 86 National Edzo Veldkamp

Edzo Veldkamp

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 9,893 127
1262 World 87 National Thomas Foken

Thomas Foken

University of Bayreuth, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 13,670 219
1293 World 88 National Hans Peter Schmid

Hans Peter Schmid

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 19,263 98
1294 World 89 National Karsten Reise

Karsten Reise

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,214 130
1358 World 90 National Ulrich Förstner

Ulrich Förstner

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 18,562 153
1365 World 93 National Yafang Cheng

Yafang Cheng

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 11,829 182
1396 World 91 National Nicolas Brüggemann

Nicolas Brüggemann

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 8,436 135
1397 World 92 National Christoph Gerbig

Christoph Gerbig

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 8,953 162
1421 World 94 National Werner Brack

Werner Brack

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 10,330 201
1482 World 95 National Bernd Kärcher

Bernd Kärcher

German Aerospace Center, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 12,747 120
1489 World 96 National Horst Uwe Keller

Horst Uwe Keller

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 9,355 170
1499 World 97 National András Bárdossy

András Bárdossy

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 10,203 212
1521 World 98 National Jan Cermak

Jan Cermak

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 9,546 143
1548 World 100 National Birgit Wehner

Birgit Wehner

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 9,508 106
1553 World 101 National Julian Gutt

Julian Gutt

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 8,521 135

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