Ph.D. - Plant Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota.
A.B. - Biology, Harvard College.
Areas of Interest
Air quality; Bioenergy; Climate change; Energy; Food; Life cycle assessment; Sustainability
Jason Hill is Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a Resident Fellow of the University’s Institute on the Environment. His research focuses on the consequences of food, energy, agriculture, and natural resource use from a life-cycle perspective. Dr. Hill has testified before U.S. House and Senate Committees on the environmental effects of transportation biofuels. His work has been published in the journals Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He recently served on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production and on the United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Biogenic Carbon Advisory Panel. Dr. Hill received his AB in Biology from Harvard College and his PhD in Plant Biological Sciences from the University of Minnesota.
BBE 3201 – Sustainability of Food Systems: A Life Cycle Perspective
GCC 3001/5001 – Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?
ESPM 3603/5603 – Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
ESPM 3607 – Natural Resource Consumption and Sustainability
SSM 4506W — Sustainable Systems Management Capstone
Clark, M., N. Domingo, K. Colgan, S. Thakrar, and J. Hill (2020) Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5° and 2°C climate change targets. Science 370: 705–708.
Hunt, N., M. Liebman, S. Thakrar, and J. Hill (2020) Fossil energy use, climate change impacts, and air quality-related human health damages of conventional and diversified cropping systems in Iowa, USA. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54: 11002–11014.
Thakrar, S., S. Balasubramanian, P. Adams, I.M.L. Azevedo, N. Muller, S. Pandis, S. Polasky, C.A. Pope, A. Robinson, J. Apte, C. Tessum, J. Marshall, and J. Hill (2020) Reducing mortality from air pollution in the United States by targeting specific emission sources. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 7: 639–645.
Hill, J., A. Goodkind, C. Tessum, S. Thakrar, D. Tilman, S. Polasky, T. Smith, N. Hunt, K. Mullins, M. Clark, and J. Marshall (2019) Air-quality-related health damages of maize. Nat. Sustain. 2: 397–403.
Tessum, C., J. Apte, A. Goodkind, N. Muller, K. Mullins, D. Paolella, S. Polasky, N. Springer, S. Thakrar, J. Marshall, and J. Hill (2019) Inequity in consumption of goods and services adds to racial-ethnic disparities in air pollution exposure. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116: 6001– 6006.