Jason Neff

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:

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

Recent Publications

  1. Bae JH, Han J, Lee D, Yang JE, Kim J, Lim KJ, Neff JC, Jang WS*. 2019 "Evaluation of Sediment Trapping Efficiency of Vegetative Filter Strips Using Machine Learning Models." Sustainability. 11 (24) .
  2. JT Crawford*, ELS Hinckley, MI Litaor, J Brahney, JC Neff. 2019. Evidence for accelerated weathering and sulfate export in high alpine environments.  Environmental Research Letters 14 (12), 124092
  3. JE Herrick, J Neff, A Quandt, S Salley, J Maynard, A Ganguli Prioritizing land for investments based on short-and long-term land potential and degradation risk: A strategic approach. 2019.
  4. Environmental science & policy 96, 52-58
  5. J Brahney, AP Ballantyne, M Vandergoes, T Baisden, JC Neff. 2019.  Increased Dust Deposition in New Zealand Related to Twentieth Century Australian Land Use. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 124 (5), 1181-1193
  6. WS Jang*, Y Lee, JC Neff, Y Im, S Ha, L Doro. 2019.  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 158, 189-200
  7. KF Wentz, JC Neff, KN Suding. 2019.  Leaf temperatures mediate alpine plant communities’ response to a simulated extended summer. Ecology and evolution 9 (3), 1227-1243
  8. K.C. Kelsey, M.D. Redmond, N.N. Barger, J.C. Neff. 2018. Species, climate and landscape physiography drive variable growth trends in subalpine forests. Ecosystems 21(1), 125-140.
  9. N.M. Mahowald, R. Scanza, J. Brahney, C.L. Goodale, P.G. Hess, J.K. Moore, J. Neff. 2017. Aerosol deposition impacts on land and ocean carbon cycles. Current Climate Change Reports. 3(1):16-31
  10. Lu*, X., K.C. Kelsey, S. Jian, X. Zhang, H. Zhao, Y. Cai, X. Wang, G. Cheng, & J.C.  Neff. 2017. Effects of livestock grazing on ecosystem structure and function of alpine grasslands in Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau: a synthesis and review. Ecosphere.