Huybers, Peter

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering 

Peter Huybers explores how Earth's climate system has changed over geological time and how these changes can inform our current period of climate change, including glaciation, ocean circulation, and how temperature and climate extremes influence agriculture. 

About Peter Huybers


Peter Huybers is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering.

Huybers’ research interests lie in developing a better understanding of the climate system and its implications for society. One area of focus is on changes in glaciation, temperature, and ocean circulation over the past thousands and millions of years. Another is on weather and climate extremes over recent decades, particularly with respect to influences on crop production.

Huybers is the recipient of a MacArthur grant, a Packard Fellowship, and the American Geophysical Union's Macelwane Medal.  

In 2012-2013 he worked as an advisor in the White House’s Office of Science Technology Policy.

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