Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering
Peter Huybers is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University whose research interests lie in developing a better understanding of the climate system and its implications for society. On-going research involves interactions between volcanism and glaciation, trends and predictability of extreme temperatures, and implication of climate change for food production.
Huybers received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.
My research focuses on the transfer of water and energy in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Currently, I am investigating water stress in agricultural systems to better constrain estimates of crop yields in future climates. I am keen on using observational data from a variety of platforms including satellites, weather stations, and eddy covariance towers to model the interactions between the land and atmosphere.