Gidon Eshel
#186473 Overall Influence

Gidon Eshel



Why is this person notable and influential?

Gidon Eshel is a research professor at Bard College, specializing in oceanography, climatology and geophysics. He attended Technion-Israel Institute of Technology before transferring to Columbia University, where he earned an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in mathematical physics. After graduating, Eshel was a postdoctoral NOAA Climate & Global Change fellow at Harvard University’s Department for Earth & Planetary Physics. He has also since served as a staff scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and a professor of geophysics at the University of Chicago.

He is best known for quantifying the geophysical consequences of agriculture and diet, most recently through his work studying livestock, land and water use, and correlations to pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

He has written articles and books on climate science and geophysics, including his most cited work, “Forecasting Zimbabwean maize yield using eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature”, and his book, Spatiotemporal Data Analysis.

He has also starred in two films, a documentary titled, Planeat and another titled, Before the Flood. Today, he maintains a website,, and is working to develop multi-objective metrics of diet to determine the optimal approaches for not only human and animal health, but for the environment as well.

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Professor Gidon Eshel is an American oceanography, climatology, and geophysics academic best known for his quantification of the "geophysical consequences of agriculture and diet". As of 2017, he is research professor at Bard College in New York.

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Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Israeli research university in Haifa

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Bard College
Bard College

Private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

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#440 World Rank
Earth Sciences