Gidon Eshel

Research Professor

Primary Academic Program: Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental and Urban Studies, Physics

Academic Expertise: Physics

Area of Specialization: climate physics, geophysics of agriculture, meteorology, oceanography


B.A., Haifa University, Israel; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Specializes in oceanography, climatology, geophysics. Senior Fellow, Center for Environmental Science and Argonne National Laboratory (2002–07); principal investigator, Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science, University of Chicago (2001–03); assistant scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1998–99). Assistant professor, University of Chicago (1999–07). Author, Geophysical Data Analysis (Princeton University Press, 2008). Faculty, Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College. At Bard since 2008.


  • Research Interests: climate dynamics; climate variability; climate change; agricultural environmental science; simple population models
  • Teaching Interests: data analysis; global/regional/local climate change; agricultural environmental efficiency and metrics thereof


2009-08-26 — Lecture
Invited talk: Alignment of Personal and Planetary Health: Beyond Greenhouse Gases Alone, University College Dublin, Ireland, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

2009-06-10 — Lecture
Invited Lecture: Environmental Optimization of Dietary Choices, Computational Sustainability, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

2009-04-30 — Lecture
Invited Lecture: Food and the Global Environment, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton, NJ

2009 — Publication
Dietary choices’ effects on land use and reactive Nitrogen discharge, Environmental Research Letters

2009 — Publication
Geophysics and nutritional science: toward a novel, unified paradigm, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89


Phone: 845-758-7232