Steven Allison and Eric Rignot have been named among the world’s most influential researchers. The 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list includes preeminent researchers who have demonstrated exceptional impact in their field as measured by citations to their work.
Steven Allison is Associate Professor of Earth System Science with a joint appointment in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He uses molecular, biochemical, and theoretical approaches to understand how micro-organisms regulate soil processes under global climate change.
Eric Rignot is Donald Bren Professor of Earth System Science and currently serves as department chair. He uses satellites, airborne sensors, field data and computer models to understand the dynamics of glacier ice along the coasts of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets as well as in Alaska and Patagonia. His research has documented acceleration of ice loss in these places as a result of climate change.
The 2017 edition of the Highly Cited Researchers List produced by Clarivate Analytics features more than 3,300 researchers in 21 fields in the sciences and social sciences who were recognized for publishing highly cited papers during the period from 2005 to 2015. "Highly cited papers" are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.
See list of Physical Sciences Highly Cited Researchers from previous years here.