Gidon Eshel

Science and Public Leadership Fellow 2010

Bard Center Fellow in Environmental Science, Physics and Mathematics Departments, Bard College
Associate Adjunct Research Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Gidon Eshel examines numerically food production’s impacts on the physical environment. His cutting edge research investigates the energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use, and biogeochemical cycle perturbations of animal and plant based diets. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and private foundations, and he is a frequent commentator on food, the environment and global climate change. Gidon’s training as an applied mathematician and geophysicist, coupled with his expertise in agriculture and climate change, make him a leader in food reform and environmental policy.