Top Environmental Sciences Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Environmental Sciences was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Environmental Sciences 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 Environmental Sciences, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, over 9,206 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 Environmental Sciences. 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
1 World 1 National Daniel J. Jacob

Daniel J. Jacob

Harvard University, United States
H-index 174 Citations 85,302 530
2 World 2 National John H. Seinfeld

John H. Seinfeld

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 167 Citations 121,964 646
3 World 1 National Damià Barceló

Damià Barceló

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain
H-index 161 Citations 101,230 1,192
4 World 1 National Markku Kulmala

Markku Kulmala

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 153 Citations 91,454 1,154
5 World 1 National Philip Jones

Philip Jones

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
H-index 152 Citations 116,320 542
6 World 1 National Paul J. Crutzen

Paul J. Crutzen

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
H-index 146 Citations 116,626 415
7 World 3 National Kurunthachalam Kannan

Kurunthachalam Kannan

New York University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 64,576 566
8 World 2 National Meinrat O. Andreae

Meinrat O. Andreae

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
H-index 140 Citations 86,672 710
9 World 4 National Jose L. Jimenez

Jose L. Jimenez

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 138 Citations 73,698 563
10 World 2 National Richard S. J. Tol

Richard S. J. Tol

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
H-index 135 Citations 59,693 482
11 World 5 National Dennis D. Baldocchi

Dennis D. Baldocchi

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 135 Citations 75,052 353
12 World 6 National Steven W. Running

Steven W. Running

University of Montana, United States
H-index 133 Citations 88,303 328
13 World 7 National Bin Wang

Bin Wang

University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
H-index 132 Citations 63,079 887
14 World 8 National Brent N. Holben

Brent N. Holben

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
H-index 131 Citations 81,487 499
15 World 1 National Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté

Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
H-index 130 Citations 53,728 491
16 World 3 National Kevin C. Jones

Kevin C. Jones

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
H-index 130 Citations 58,341 647
17 World 9 National Eric F. Wood

Eric F. Wood

Princeton University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 60,728 442
18 World 2 National Detlef P. van Vuuren

Detlef P. van Vuuren

Utrecht University, Netherlands
H-index 128 Citations 80,051 488
19 World 10 National Paul G. Falkowski

Paul G. Falkowski

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 127 Citations 69,217 259
20 World 11 National Donald R. Blake

Donald R. Blake

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 126 Citations 51,905 634
21 World 1 National Bo Barker Jørgensen

Bo Barker Jørgensen

Aarhus University, Denmark
H-index 125 Citations 55,674 347
22 World 4 National Roy M. Harrison

Roy M. Harrison

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
H-index 125 Citations 60,007 750
23 World 12 National Randall V. Martin

Randall V. Martin

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 123 Citations 49,147 444
24 World 1 National Urs von Gunten

Urs von Gunten

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland
H-index 122 Citations 52,034 328
25 World 2 National Johan Six

Johan Six

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 122 Citations 67,673 380
26 World 13 National David M. Karl

David M. Karl

University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
H-index 121 Citations 53,119 373
27 World 14 National Judith C. Chow

Judith C. Chow

Desert Research Institute, United States
H-index 121 Citations 44,486 465
28 World 1 National John P. Giesy

John P. Giesy

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
H-index 120 Citations 61,678 894
29 World 2 National Xavier Querol

Xavier Querol

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 120 Citations 52,715 672
30 World 16 National Steven C. Wofsy

Steven C. Wofsy

Harvard University, United States
H-index 120 Citations 59,145 299
31 World 15 National Peter M. Groffman

Peter M. Groffman

City University of New York, United States
H-index 120 Citations 49,561 462
32 World 17 National Shang-Ping Xie

Shang-Ping Xie

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 119 Citations 48,047 468
33 World 18 National James Hansen

James Hansen

Columbia University, United States
H-index 118 Citations 92,855 323
34 World 19 National Andrew N. Sharpley

Andrew N. Sharpley

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, United States
H-index 118 Citations 51,792 365
35 World 20 National Ranga B. Myneni

Ranga B. Myneni

Boston University, United States
H-index 118 Citations 63,148 328
36 World 21 National Bruce E. Logan

Bruce E. Logan

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 58,799 287
37 World 5 National Pierre Friedlingstein

Pierre Friedlingstein

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
H-index 117 Citations 111,320 283
38 World 22 National Gerald A. Meehl

Gerald A. Meehl

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
H-index 117 Citations 93,819 296
39 World 1 National Filippo Giorgi

Filippo Giorgi

International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
H-index 116 Citations 51,611 352
40 World 24 National Drew T. Shindell

Drew T. Shindell

Duke University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 60,701 328
41 World 23 National Yoram J. Kaufman

Yoram J. Kaufman

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
H-index 116 Citations 72,559 245
42 World 25 National Compton J. Tucker

Compton J. Tucker

Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
H-index 115 Citations 72,519 241
43 World 3 National Urs Baltensperger

Urs Baltensperger

Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
H-index 115 Citations 55,583 507
44 World 1 National Peng Gong

Peng Gong

University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 114 Citations 41,137 441
45 World 2 National Derek C. G. Muir

Derek C. G. Muir

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
H-index 114 Citations 46,114 510
46 World 6 National Sandy P. Harrison

Sandy P. Harrison

University of Reading, United Kingdom
H-index 114 Citations 46,702 322
47 World 1 National Shinsuke Tanabe

Shinsuke Tanabe

Ehime University, Japan
H-index 113 Citations 43,023 558
48 World 7 National Jonathan M. Gregory

Jonathan M. Gregory

University of Reading, United Kingdom
H-index 113 Citations 58,156 328
49 World 26 National Bernd R.T. Simoneit

Bernd R.T. Simoneit

Oregon State University, United States
H-index 113 Citations 49,630 388
50 World 27 National David G. Streets

David G. Streets

Argonne National Laboratory, United States
H-index 113 Citations 45,813 316
51 World 3 National Jos Lelieveld

Jos Lelieveld

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
H-index 113 Citations 48,546 575
52 World 3 National Peter H. Verburg

Peter H. Verburg

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 112 Citations 39,459 391
53 World 29 National Eric F. Lambin

Eric F. Lambin

Stanford University, United States
H-index 112 Citations 81,808 287
54 World 28 National John G. Watson

John G. Watson

Desert Research Institute, United States
H-index 112 Citations 41,285 455
55 World 30 National Charles T. Driscoll

Charles T. Driscoll

Syracuse University, United States
H-index 112 Citations 45,518 512
56 World 31 National Robert E. Dickinson

Robert E. Dickinson

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 112 Citations 53,689 337
57 World 4 National Thomas F. Stocker

Thomas F. Stocker

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 112 Citations 78,443 368
58 World 32 National Kevin E. Trenberth

Kevin E. Trenberth

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
H-index 112 Citations 82,470 340
59 World 3 National Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 111 Citations 48,964 455
60 World 1 National Ravi Naidu

Ravi Naidu

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
H-index 110 Citations 45,624 728
61 World 33 National Hans W. Paerl

Hans W. Paerl

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 110 Citations 53,321 393
62 World 1 National Spyros N. Pandis

Spyros N. Pandis

University of Patras, Greece
H-index 110 Citations 69,269 471
63 World 1 National Paulo Artaxo

Paulo Artaxo

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
H-index 109 Citations 59,833 393
64 World 34 National Eric A. Davidson

Eric A. Davidson

University of Maryland Center For Environmental Sciences, United States
H-index 109 Citations 57,536 252
65 World 35 National Fred C. Fehsenfeld

Fred C. Fehsenfeld

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, United States
H-index 108 Citations 31,035 256
66 World 36 National Alex Guenther

Alex Guenther

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 108 Citations 50,627 423
67 World 37 National Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Veerabhadran Ramanathan

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 108 Citations 66,868 263
68 World 38 National Allen H. Goldstein

Allen H. Goldstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 108 Citations 45,620 360
69 World 1 National Olivier Boucher

Olivier Boucher

Sorbonne University, France
H-index 107 Citations 48,450 304
70 World 2 National Ming Hung Wong

Ming Hung Wong

Education University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 106 Citations 42,017 529
71 World 1 National Yong Sik Ok

Yong Sik Ok

Korea University, South Korea
H-index 106 Citations 45,793 607
72 World 4 National Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
H-index 106 Citations 57,266 303
73 World 39 National Owen B. Toon

Owen B. Toon

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 106 Citations 36,637 365
74 World 1 National Keywan Riahi

Keywan Riahi

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
H-index 106 Citations 85,138 297
75 World 40 National Beverly E. Law

Beverly E. Law

Oregon State University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 48,256 236
76 World 1 National Andreas Stohl

Andreas Stohl

Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway
H-index 106 Citations 38,556 394
77 World 2 National Donald E. Canfield

Donald E. Canfield

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
H-index 105 Citations 49,283 251
78 World 3 National Junji Cao

Junji Cao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 105 Citations 48,882 775
79 World 5 National Fortunat Joos

Fortunat Joos

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 105 Citations 52,354 315
80 World 41 National Kerry Emanuel

Kerry Emanuel

MIT, United States
H-index 105 Citations 49,515 302
81 World 5 National Martin Heimann

Martin Heimann

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

Ulrich Pöschl

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
H-index 103 Citations 34,878 312
83 World 42 National J. A. de Gouw

J. A. de Gouw

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 103 Citations 27,153 263
84 World 43 National Cynthia Rosenzweig

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Goddard Institute for Space Studies, United States
H-index 103 Citations 55,039 308
85 World 44 National James N. Galloway

James N. Galloway

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 103 Citations 65,346 259
86 World 4 National Andrés Alastuey

Andrés Alastuey

Spanish National Research Council, Spain
H-index 103 Citations 37,149 394
87 World 45 National Jean-Francois Lamarque

Jean-Francois Lamarque

National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States
H-index 103 Citations 61,904 346
88 World 46 National Rodney J. Weber

Rodney J. Weber

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 103 Citations 28,772 252
89 World 3 National Donald Mackay

Donald Mackay

Trent University, Canada
H-index 102 Citations 33,497 336
90 World 7 National Alfred Wiedensohler

Alfred Wiedensohler

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany
H-index 102 Citations 32,844 469
91 World 1 National Frank Dentener

Frank Dentener

European Commission, Belgium
H-index 102 Citations 60,470 205
92 World 47 National Daniel R. Cayan

Daniel R. Cayan

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 102 Citations 55,684 294
93 World 8 National Susan E. Trumbore

Susan E. Trumbore

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
H-index 102 Citations 42,042 300
94 World 48 National Peter V. Hobbs

Peter V. Hobbs

University of Washington, United States
H-index 102 Citations 34,891 375
95 World 49 National Richard C. Flagan

Richard C. Flagan

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 101 Citations 38,150 321
96 World 50 National Christopher P. McKay

Christopher P. McKay

Ames Research Center, United States
H-index 101 Citations 32,406 443
97 World 51 National Carsten Warneke

Carsten Warneke

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
H-index 101 Citations 32,465 381
98 World 52 National Zhanqing Li

Zhanqing Li

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 101 Citations 32,710 470
99 World 53 National Roger A. Pielke

Roger A. Pielke

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 100 Citations 42,051 439
100 World 9 National Andreas Richter

Andreas Richter

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 100 Citations 37,679 443

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