Best Environmental Sciences Scientists in United States

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
386 World 201 National Stephen A. Macko

Stephen A. Macko

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 77 Citations 16,875 194
389 World 202 National Andrew P. Ingersoll

Andrew P. Ingersoll

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,277 262
391 World 203 National Paul B. Shepson

Paul B. Shepson

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 77 Citations 16,542 222
392 World 204 National Rolando R. Garcia

Rolando R. Garcia

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 77 Citations 21,994 212
395 World 205 National Witold F. Krajewski

Witold F. Krajewski

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 77 Citations 17,102 250
397 World 211 National Eric S. Kasischke

Eric S. Kasischke

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 77 Citations 18,511 154
398 World 210 National Gloria L. Manney

Gloria L. Manney

Northwest Research Associates, United States
D-index 77 Citations 17,814 223
399 World 212 National Tim Li

Tim Li

University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
D-index 77 Citations 20,131 433
400 World 206 National G. W. Sachse

G. W. Sachse

Langley Research Center, United States
D-index 77 Citations 14,371 201
402 World 209 National Crystal B. Schaaf

Crystal B. Schaaf

University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
D-index 77 Citations 26,507 211
404 World 208 National Rosanne D'Arrigo

Rosanne D'Arrigo

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
D-index 77 Citations 17,174 178
407 World 207 National David M. Lawrence

David M. Lawrence

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 77 Citations 31,305 177
410 World 213 National John M. Hayes

John M. Hayes

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
D-index 76 Citations 26,570 145
411 World 214 National John Marshall

John Marshall

MIT, United States
D-index 76 Citations 20,430 215
412 World 215 National J. M. Bremner

J. M. Bremner

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,504 146
413 World 216 National Charles J. Weschler

Charles J. Weschler

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,230 206
415 World 217 National Jerome O. Nriagu

Jerome O. Nriagu

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 76 Citations 29,302 191
418 World 218 National Steven S. Brown

Steven S. Brown

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 76 Citations 15,675 259
420 World 219 National Yang Hong

Yang Hong

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 76 Citations 34,598 386
421 World 220 National Martha C. Anderson

Martha C. Anderson

Agricultural Research Service, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,689 260
422 World 222 National Peter J. Webster

Peter J. Webster

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 76 Citations 31,182 156
423 World 221 National John B. Miller

John B. Miller

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,867 217
427 World 225 National Eric Vermote

Eric Vermote

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 76 Citations 43,247 172
429 World 226 National Mian Chin

Mian Chin

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,113 197
430 World 227 National Sharon E. Nicholson

Sharon E. Nicholson

Florida State University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,269 140
431 World 223 National Patrick J. Mulholland

Patrick J. Mulholland

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
D-index 76 Citations 21,803 123
432 World 224 National Louisa Emmons

Louisa Emmons

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 76 Citations 21,487 215
435 World 228 National Edward Anders

Edward Anders

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 75 Citations 35,139 179
436 World 229 National Soroosh Sorooshian

Soroosh Sorooshian

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 75 Citations 27,712 288
444 World 230 National Douglas G. Capone

Douglas G. Capone

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 25,876 155
447 World 231 National Graham Feingold

Graham Feingold

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 75 Citations 17,601 184
450 World 232 National Claire Granier

Claire Granier

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 75 Citations 31,764 183
451 World 234 National Jessica B. Gilman

Jessica B. Gilman

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 75 Citations 13,662 175
452 World 235 National Ying-Hwa Kuo

Ying-Hwa Kuo

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 75 Citations 18,116 245
453 World 233 National Craig A. Carlson

Craig A. Carlson

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 75 Citations 20,253 138
458 World 236 National Jackson R. Webster

Jackson R. Webster

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 75 Citations 24,899 149
460 World 237 National Gerald T. Ankley

Gerald T. Ankley

Environmental Protection Agency, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,449 168
464 World 238 National Stephen H. Schneider

Stephen H. Schneider

Stanford University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 40,462 170
465 World 239 National Sasha Madronich

Sasha Madronich

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,713 185
468 World 241 National Lorenzo M. Polvani

Lorenzo M. Polvani

Columbia University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 19,443 260
472 World 243 National Ralph A. Kahn

Ralph A. Kahn

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 74 Citations 21,491 228
474 World 242 National Pieter P. Tans

Pieter P. Tans

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 74 Citations 24,487 149
475 World 247 National J. William Munger

J. William Munger

Harvard University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 21,908 137
478 World 253 National Changsheng Li

Changsheng Li

University of New Hampshire, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,580 174
479 World 246 National John S. Kimball

John S. Kimball

University of Montana, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,916 223
480 World 248 National Shashi B. Verma

Shashi B. Verma

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 74 Citations 26,603 155
481 World 249 National Lucien Froidevaux

Lucien Froidevaux

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 16,306 223
483 World 250 National Xiaohong Liu

Xiaohong Liu

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 21,052 238
484 World 251 National Dennis S. Ojima

Dennis S. Ojima

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 30,320 164
487 World 252 National Michael Oppenheimer

Michael Oppenheimer

Princeton University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 19,976 188
488 World 244 National Andrew Gettelman

Andrew Gettelman

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,379 207
490 World 245 National Wei-Kuo Tao

Wei-Kuo Tao

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 74 Citations 15,964 191
496 World 254 National Michael T. Montgomery

Michael T. Montgomery

Naval Postgraduate School, United States
D-index 73 Citations 16,399 223
499 World 255 National Ronald Amundson

Ronald Amundson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 73 Citations 17,751 170
500 World 256 National William R. Cotton

William R. Cotton

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 22,591 221
502 World 258 National David Y. Hollinger

David Y. Hollinger

US Forest Service, United States
D-index 73 Citations 31,218 145
503 World 257 National Kelly Chance

Kelly Chance

Harvard University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 18,575 243
505 World 259 National Joe W. Waters

Joe W. Waters

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
D-index 73 Citations 17,481 211
506 World 260 National Stephen A. Montzka

Stephen A. Montzka

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 73 Citations 20,856 182
507 World 261 National Benjamin I. Cook

Benjamin I. Cook

Goddard Institute for Space Studies, United States
D-index 73 Citations 18,562 202
509 World 262 National John C. Gille

John C. Gille

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 73 Citations 16,556 274
510 World 263 National Jeff Peischl

Jeff Peischl

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, United States
D-index 73 Citations 15,775 268
511 World 264 National David L. Strayer

David L. Strayer

University of Utah, United States
D-index 72 Citations 20,978 145
516 World 265 National Curtis P. Rinsland

Curtis P. Rinsland

Langley Research Center, United States
D-index 72 Citations 16,563 251
517 World 267 National Michael B. McElroy

Michael B. McElroy

Harvard University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 19,795 151
518 World 266 National Christopher D. Elvidge

Christopher D. Elvidge

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 72 Citations 22,580 168
524 World 268 National Joel A. Thornton

Joel A. Thornton

University of Washington, United States
D-index 72 Citations 14,077 177
525 World 269 National Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

New York University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 14,876 138
526 World 270 National Mark A. Friedl

Mark A. Friedl

Boston University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 27,458 136
530 World 271 National Edward V. Browell

Edward V. Browell

Langley Research Center, United States
D-index 72 Citations 14,874 231
532 World 273 National Alexander Smirnov

Alexander Smirnov

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 72 Citations 32,645 158
536 World 275 National Alan K. Betts

Alan K. Betts

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 20,181 159
538 World 274 National John A. Ogren

John A. Ogren

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 72 Citations 19,086 187
543 World 276 National Julie M. Arblaster

Julie M. Arblaster

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 72 Citations 38,484 149
544 World 277 National Henry F. Diaz

Henry F. Diaz

University of Hawaii System, United States
D-index 72 Citations 22,149 169
545 World 272 National Steven A. Rutledge

Steven A. Rutledge

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 16,781 178
546 World 278 National Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 72 Citations 15,855 239
547 World 279 National Perry L. McCarty

Perry L. McCarty

Stanford University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 30,862 166
549 World 280 National James W. Murray

James W. Murray

University of Washington, United States
D-index 71 Citations 15,309 146
550 World 281 National Darrell F. Strobel

Darrell F. Strobel

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 13,218 203
551 World 282 National Dieu Tien Bui

Dieu Tien Bui

Sewanee: The University of the South, United States
D-index 71 Citations 16,161 185
552 World 283 National Luisa T. Molina

Luisa T. Molina

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 16,701 193
554 World 285 National Andrew A. Lacis

Andrew A. Lacis

Goddard Institute for Space Studies, United States
D-index 71 Citations 32,851 138
555 World 284 National Rainer Volkamer

Rainer Volkamer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 71 Citations 15,869 178
557 World 286 National Peter E. Thornton

Peter E. Thornton

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
D-index 71 Citations 32,462 165
559 World 288 National Larry Mahrt

Larry Mahrt

Northwest Research Associates, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,473 202
561 World 287 National Paul J. Hanson

Paul J. Hanson

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
D-index 71 Citations 22,714 208
565 World 291 National Jagadish Shukla

Jagadish Shukla

George Mason University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 25,566 137
566 World 293 National Fei Chen

Fei Chen

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
D-index 71 Citations 24,806 197
567 World 292 National Arlene M. Fiore

Arlene M. Fiore

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
D-index 71 Citations 20,549 176
568 World 290 National Nickolay A. Krotkov

Nickolay A. Krotkov

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
D-index 71 Citations 13,483 203
573 World 296 National Manjula R. Canagaratna

Manjula R. Canagaratna

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 27,238 157
574 World 295 National Roya Bahreini

Roya Bahreini

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,046 129
575 World 299 National Joshua P. Schwarz

Joshua P. Schwarz

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
D-index 71 Citations 19,742 170
576 World 297 National Nancy N. Rabalais

Nancy N. Rabalais

Louisiana State University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 26,092 154
577 World 298 National Sassan Saatchi

Sassan Saatchi

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 71 Citations 20,609 230
579 World 294 National Gerald L. Gregory

Gerald L. Gregory

Langley Research Center, United States
D-index 71 Citations 12,164 162
587 World 300 National Fawwaz T. Ulaby

Fawwaz T. Ulaby

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 70 Citations 33,273 256

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