I'm a cryosphere scientist, geomorphologist, and science writer.
Hello! I am a doctoral student at Texas State University studying the cryosphere and high mountain environments. Specifically, I study glaciers, rock glaciers, and alpine ecology.
My research involves understanding the degree to which glacial and permafrost landforms supply the hydrology and impact the biota of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This involves the collection and analyses of data sets that quantify cryosphere change, but also focuses on improving the understanding of cryosphere geomorphology and ecology overall.
My study cites are located in the Teton, Wind River, and Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges in Wyoming, U.S.A. I also have study sites along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. (To read more about my current projects, scroll down to the “research” section below or click the “research” tab above.)
In addition to conducting scientific research, I serve the public as a science communicator. My experience in multimedia combined with my scientific knowledge has helped me to serve the public as a science journalist, photographer, audio storyteller, and videographer. (To read more about my work in communication, scroll down to the “science writing” section below or click the “science writing” tab above.)
My dissertation project explores the hierarchy of rock glacier relationships in the Grand Teton, Wind River, and Gros Ventre Ranges of the GYE.
This project explores the water source(s) for a pond at the terminus of a rock glacier in the Teton Mountain Range.
This project explore North American beaver habitat variables at a chosen study site at Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park.
Goff, P. 2017. Glacial Depositional Processes and Landforms. The International Encyclopedia of Geography. 1–7, 2998-3004.
Goff, P. 2017. Quaternary Geomorphology and Landscapes. The International Encyclopedia of Geography. 1–7, 5470-5476.
Goff, P. 2017. Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments, Achim Beylich, John Dixon, Zbigniew Zwolinski, 2016. Book Review. Geomorphology. In progress.
Goff, P. & Butler, D.R. 2016. James Dyson (1948) Shrinkage of Sperry and Grinnell Glaciers, Glacier National Park, Montana. Geographical Review 38(1): 95-103. 40(4):616-621. DOI 10.1177/0309133316652820.
Goff, P. 2016. Landscapes and Landforms of Spain, Francisco Gutiérrez, Mateo Gutiérrez, Springer, Dordrecht, 2014. Book Review. Geomorphology. In press. DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.08.014.
Goff, P. & Butler, D.R. 2017. Rock Glaciers as Water Towers in the Wind River, Gros Ventre, and Grand Teton Ranges: Using Remotely Sensed Imagery to Investigate Terminal Meltwater Features with Implications for Biota and Human Populations. Illustrated Paper Presentation. AAG Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
Gharehchahi, S.; Brasher, S.; Villa, J.; Goff, P.; Butler, D.R. 2017. Traumatic Rows of Resin Ducts as a Result of Geomorphic Processes in Western North America. Paper Presentation. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
Goff, P. & Gonzalez, M. 2017. An Analysis of Castor canadenis Habitat on the Snake River at Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Through Remote Sensing and Field Observations. Poster Presentation. Texas State Graduate Student Research Symposium. San Marcos, TX.
Goff, P. 2017. Rock Glaciers as Water Towers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Paper Presentation. Texas State Graduate Student Research Symposium. San Marcos, TX.
Goff, P. 2016. An Inventory of Rock Glacier Landforms in the Wind River and Gros Ventre Ranges of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 2016. Paper Presentation. Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Biennial Scientific Conference. Jackson Hole, WY.
Goff, P. 2016. Identifying Rock Glacier Landforms in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Methodology, Taxonomy, and a Primary Inventory. 2016. Paper Presentation. Geological Society of America Conference. Denver, CO.
Goff, P. 2016. Climate Change Framing in The New York Times. 2015.
Poster Presentation. The Southwest American Association of Geographers San Antonio, TX.
Wilson, K. and Goff, P. 2014. Crikey! Multimedia Reporting on Global Environmental Issues. Round Table Discussion. The Annual Conference for the Society of Environmental Journalists, New Orleans, LA.