Jason Neff
Professor • Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado Fellow

Department: Environmental Studies, The Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC)

Education: B.A. Summa Cum Laude. Environmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder (1993), Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University (1999)​
Teaching: ENVS 1000 Introduction to Environmental Studies
Research: Biogeochemistry                     

Office: SEEC N290

Honors and Distinctions:

  • College Scholars Award, College of Arts and Sciences, CU Boulder, 2017
  • Excellence in Leadership Program Fellow, University of Colorado System, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Residence Life Teaching Award, 2008
  • Conservation and Environment Jr Faculty Fellow, A.W. Mellon Foundation, 2004-2006
  • Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, 2001-2002
  • NASA Earth System Science Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 1997-1999
  • National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 1994-1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1992

Recent Publications:
** denotes work done in collaboration with graduate students
* denotes work done in collaboration with undergraduate students

  • Ballantyne, A. P.; Liu, Z.; Anderegg, W. R.; Yu, Z.; Stoy, P.; Poulter, B.; Vanderwall, J.; Watts, J.; Kelsey, K.; Neff, J. Reconciling Carbon‐cycle Processes from Ecosystem to Global Scales. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2021, 19 (1), 57–65. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2296.
  • Ippolito, T. A.; Herrick, J. E.; Dossa, E. L.; Garba, M.; Ouattara, M.; Singh, U.; Stewart, Z. P.; Prasad, P. V. V.; Oumarou, I. A.; Neff, J. C. A Comparison of Approaches to Regional Land-Use Capability Analysis for Agricultural Land-Planning. Land 2021, 10 (5), 458. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10050458.
  • Jang, W. S.; Neff, J. C.; Im, Y.; Doro, L.; Herrick, J. E. The Hidden Costs of Land Degradation in US Maize Agriculture. Earth’s Future 2021, 9 (2). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001641.
  • Crawford, J. T.; Hinckley, E. S.; Neff, J. C. Long‐Term Trends in Acid Precipitation and Watershed Elemental Export From an Alpine Catchment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 2020, 125 (11). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG005683.
  • Quandt, A.; Herrick, J.; Peacock, G.; Salley, S.; Buni, A.; Mkalawa, C. C.; Neff, J. A Standardized Land Capability Classification System for Land Evaluation Using Mobile Phone Technology. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2020, 75 (5), 579–589. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2020.00023.
  • Bae, J. H.; Han, J.; Lee, D.; Yang, J. E.; Kim, J.; Lim, K. J.; Neff, J. C.; Jang, W. S. Evaluation of Sediment Trapping Efficiency of Vegetative Filter Strips Using Machine Learning Models. Sustainability 2019, 11 (24), 7212. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11247212.
  • Crawford, J. T.; Hinckley, E.-L. S.; Litaor, M. I.; Brahney, J.; Neff, J. C. Evidence for Accelerated Weathering and Sulfate Export in High Alpine Environments. Environ. Res. Lett. 2019, 14 (12), 124092. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5d9c.
  • Herrick, J. E.; Neff, J.; Quandt, A.; Salley, S.; Maynard, J.; Ganguli, A.; Bestelmeyer, B. Prioritizing Land for Investments Based on Short- and Long-Term Land Potential and Degradation Risk: A Strategic Approach. Environmental Science & Policy 2019, 96, 52–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.03.001.
  • Brahney, J.; Ballantyne, A. P.; Vandergoes, M.; Baisden, T.; Neff, J. C. Increased Dust Deposition in New Zealand Related to Twentieth Century Australian Land Use. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 2019, 124 (5), 1181–1193. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004627.
  • Jang, W. S.; Lee, Y.; Neff, J. C.; Im, Y.; Ha, S.; Doro, L. Development of an EPIC Parallel Computing Framework to Facilitate Regional/Global Gridded Crop Modeling with Multiple Scenarios: A Case Study of the United States. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2019, 158, 189–200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2019.02.004.