Frederick E Nelson


Phone: (302) 831-0852


Office: Pearson Hall

Journalists: Ron Ohrel (Communications Director) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-0566,

  • Specialist in permafrost and periglacial geomorphology (cold-climate, nonglacial landforms and processes), geography of the polar regions, history of geography and polar exploration.
  • Has conducted field research in Arctic and Subarctic Alaska, northwestern Canada, Siberia, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Served as contributing author or lead author on all Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports since 1990.

Professor, Geography

UDaily Articles:
Nelson receives lifetime achievement award for permafrost work
UD geographer receives two prestigious awards in a single week
UD geographer's election to board of Arctic institute reveals cool connections
UD researchers bring permafrost pioneer's historic book to publication
UD announces William S. Carlson International Polar Year events

Arctic, climate change, permafrost, Alaska, geography