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Neff, Jason C.


Jason C. Neff

PhD, Stanford University, 1999
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1993
Office: 303-492-6187



The Neff lab's work is focused on understanding the biogeochemical cycling of ecosystems and how human activity is changing those cycles. They have on going studies of carbon and nutrient cycling as well as studies of vegetation change, wind erosion and atmospheric deposition. Their projects include studies in Utah, Colorado, Alaska, Africa, New Zealand and elsewhere using a wide variety of techniques and tools.

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Plant/vegetation ecology • Soil science




Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab


Optimizing available network resources to address questions in environmental biogeochemistry.

Hinckley, E-L.S, Anderson, S.P, Baron, J.S, Blanken, P.D, Bonan, G.B, Bowman, W.D, Elmendorf, S.C, Fierer, N, Fox, A.M, Goodman, K.J, Jones, K.D, Lombardozzi, D.L, Lunch, C.K, Neff, J.C, SanClements, M.D, Suding, K.N, Wieder, W.R, BioScience, 66, 4, 317-326, DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw005,


Water soluble organic aerosols in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA: composition, sources and optical properties.

Xie, M, Mladenov, N, Williams, MW, Neff, JC, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/srep39339,


Concentrations of mineral aerosol from desert to plains across the central Rocky Mountains, western United States.

Reynolds, RL, Munson, SM, Ferdandez, D, Goldstein, HL, Neff, JC, Aeolian Research, 23, 21-35, DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.09.001,


Model-based analysis of environmental controls over ecosystem primary production in an alpine tundra dry meadow.

Fan, Z, Neff, JC, Wieder, WR, Biogeochemistry, 128, 35-49, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-016-0193-9,


Separating the influences of diagenesis, productivity and anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on sedimentary δ15N variations.

Brahney, J., Ballantyne, A. P., Turner, B. L., Spaulding, S. A., Otu, M., Neff, J. C., Organic Geochemistry, 75, 140-150, 01466380, DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.07.003,


Dust mediated transfer of phosphorus to alpine lake ecosystems of the Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA.

Brahney, J., Ballantyne, A. P., Kociolek, P., Spaulding, S., Otu, M., Porwoll, T., Neff, J. C., Biogeochemistry, 120, 1-3, 259-278, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-9994-x,


Phylogeny and biogeography of an uncultured clade of Snow Chytrids.

Naff, C.S., Darcy, J.L., Schmidt, S.K., Environmental Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12116,

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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