Oliver Timm

Atmospheric scientist with focus on climate change and variability.

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Oliver Timm

Research Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Climate change and variability; Impacts of climate on the environment and human health; Paleoclimate of the last 1,000 to 1,000,000 years

Campus phone: 518-442-3854
Campus email: oelisontimm@albany.edu


As a research associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Oliver Timm’s research involves the analysis of current climate variability and climate change. This research is intended to improve the understanding the natural climate processes and the regional impacts of anthropogenic climate change. In his past research he has studied climate in the North Pacific sector and regional changes over the Hawaiian Islands. His current research is also focused on the interconnections between emerging infectious diseases and climatic conditions in the Northeast U.S.

Oliver Timm’s climate research includes further the investigation of past climates, with focus on the physical causes of ice-age cycles during the Pleistocene. To this end he utilizes computer model simulations and paleoclimate reconstructions from natural environmental proxy archives.

Timm joined the University’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences in the Fall 2013. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on climate variability and change, as well as statistical data analysis.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Meteorology from the University of Kiel, Germany. Before joining the University at Albany, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and research associate at the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.