Peter Neff

Peter Neff
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Twin Cities
  • Science and Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Earth Sciences
  • Research


Peter Neff, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Neff is a glaciologist and climate scientist specializing in glacier ice core records of past climate, environmental conditions, and atmospheric chemistry. These records underpin an understanding of the physical basis for human caused climate change. 

Neff’s research focuses on better understanding the recent climate of changing coastal regions in West Antarctica, areas that play a large role in uncertainty for projections of future sea level rise. He is also working to capture the last 200-500 years of hydroclimate variability in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, through recovering and developing the southernmost annually resolved ice core record in North America, from Mount Waddington in the Coast Mountains.

Notable Achievements

Participant in four international expeditions to Antarctica (US, Australia, New Zealand research teams).

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