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Assistant Extension Specialist
Area of Expertise:climate services, climate variability and change, climate change adaptation, decision support, discussion support, drought, knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, U.S.-Mexico border -- SEE NEW STUFF, BELOW!
Gregg Garfin works to bridge the science-society interface in order to accelerate the transfer of University of Arizona environmental and climate science findings and techniques to resource managers, planners, policy makers, and other decision-makers in the region. This involves fostering dialogues between scientists and stakeholders, garnering stakeholder input to research agendas and activities, developing sustained interactions between University of Arizona environmental scientists, environmental professionals, decision-makers and the public, disseminating research results and products, and conducting workshops on topics of interest to Southwest decision-makers.
He is a co-investigator, and former Project Manager, with the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) project, a NOAA-funded integrated assessment designed to identify and evaluate climate impacts on human and natural systems in the Southwest.
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Assistant Specialist and Assistant Professor in Climate, Natural Resources and Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Development
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach, Institute of the Environment
- Adaptation to Climate Change: Perspectives at the Nexus of Science, Society, and Resource Management (RNR 440/540)
Upcoming Talks, Events and Activities
- WESTCAS Conference, October 31, 2013
- Sampler of International Learning in Retirement, Sun City Vistoso, October 31, 2013
- University Religious Council, November 6, 2013
- Regional Climate Summit for Municipal Leaders, November 14, 2013
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Docent Training, December 4, 2013
- American Geophysical Union, December 9 & 11, 2013
- Environment and Sustainability Extension Signature Program Team, recipient of the 2012 CALS Outstanding Team Award
- North American CORDEX Executive Committee (2013)
- Arizona Governor’s Drought Task Force Monitoring Technical Committee (Chair, 2004-2008; Member, current).
- City of Tucson Climate Change Advisory Committee (Alternate member, Term: 2009-2012).
- U.S. CLIVAR Predictability, Predictions & Applications Interface Panel (Member, Term: 2010-2012).
- CIRMOUNT (Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains) Coordinating Committee.
- Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP RISA), Advisory Board (Member, current).
NEW - Liverman, D. and G. Garfin, 2013. A Warning from the American Southwest: It's Getting Hotter. Washington Spectator, 39(10).
G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, S. LeRoy (eds.), 2013. Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States. Washington, DC: Island Press, 509 p. Also see: Southwest Assessment website (fact sheets, slide shows, graphics)
Apel, M., A. Mostafa, B. Brandau, and G. Garfin. 2013. Externships in Sustainability Program as an Outreach Tool for Extension. Journal Of Extension 51(2):2TOT7.
G. Garfin, P. Romero Lankao, and R. Varady, 2013. Editorial: Rethinking integrated assessments and management projects in the Americas. Environmental Science & Policy 26:1-5. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901111002000
Special issue of Environmental Science & Policy, v. 26, pp. 1-112, edited by G. Garfin, P. Romero Lankao, and R. Varady.
Varady, R.G., C.A. Scott, M. Wilder, B. Morehouse, N. Pineda Pablos, G.M. Garfin, 2012. Transboundary adaptive management to reduce climate- change vulnerability in the western U.S.–Mexico border region. Environmental Science and Policy, 26, 102-112.
Cross, M., P. McCarthy, G. Garfin, D. Gori, and C. Enquist, 2013. Accelerating climate change adaptation for natural resources in southwestern United States. Conservation Biology 27, 4-18.
WCS Press Release - A Game Plan for Climate Change
Garfin, G., 2012. Desert Water: Paradoxes and Trade-Offs. In. E. McMahon, A. Monson, and B. Weinstein (eds.), Ground|Water, The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, pp. 30-35. (Distributed by University of Arizona Press).
Scott, C.A., F.J. Meza, R.G. Varady, H. Tiessen, J. McEvoy, G.M. Garfin, L.M. Farfan, M. Wilder, and N. Pineda-Pablos. 2013. Water Security and Adaptive Management in the Arid Americas. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103, 280-289.
Garfin, G.M., 2012. Climate change challenges and solutions for water managers. In S.B. Megdal, R.G. Varady, S. Eden (eds.) Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges. CRC Press.
- Garfin, G., L. Norby, L. Graumlich, and T. Watkins, 2011. The George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program: Promoting innovative park science for resource management. Park Science 28(2):47-51.
- Garfin, G., H. Hartmann, M. Crescioni-Benitez, T. Ely, J. Keck, J.W. Kendrick, K. Legg, and J. Wise, 2011. Climate-Friendly Park Employees: The Intermountain Region’s climate change training assessment. Park Science 28(1): 30-36.
- Garfin, G., N. Lee, V. Magana, R. Stewart, T. Rolfe, and J. McEvoy, 2011. International Workshop for CHANGE: Climate and Hydrology Academic Network for Governance and the Environment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92(8):1045-1048. doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2927.1
- O’Connor, C.D., G.M. Garfin, D.A. Falk, T.W. Swetnam, 2011. Human Pyrogeography: A New Synergy of Fire, Climate and People is Reshaping Ecosystems across the Globe. Geography Compass 5(6): 329–350. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2011.00428.x
- Cole, K., K. Ironside, J. Eischeid, G. Garfin, P. Duffy, C. Toney, 2011. Past and ongoing shifts in Joshua tree support future modeled range contraction. Ecological Applications 21(1): 137-149. e-View. doi: 10.1890/09-1800
- Wilder, M., Scott, C.A., Pineda Pablos, N., Varady, R.G., Garfin, G.M., McEvoy, J., 2010. Adapting Across Boundaries: Climate Change, Social Learning, and Resilience in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(4):917-928. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2010.500235.
- Garfin, G.,J. Eischeid, M. Lenart, K. Cole, K. Ironside, and N. Cobb, 2010. Downscaling Climate Projections in Topographically Diverse Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau in the Arid Southwestern United States.The Colorado Plateau IV: (Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Colorado Plateau Research, October, 2007). Charles Van Riper III, B. F. Wakeling and T.D. Sisk (eds.), University of Arizona Press, pp. 21-44.
- Jacobs, K., Garfin, G., Buizer, J., 2010. New Techniques at the Science-Policy Interface: Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector. Science and Policy 36(10):791-798. DOI: 10.3152/030234209X481969.
- Capability for Ongoing Climate Assessment in the Colorado River Basin. Funding: NOAA Climate Program Office.
- Climate Change Adaptation Science for Tucson, Arizona. Funding: City of Tucson.
- Managing Demand and Rethinking Supply: Adaptation, Conservation, and Planning in the Drought-prone Southwestern United States and Northwest Mexico. Funding Agency: NOAA Climate and Society Interactions-Water.
- Climate Change Needs Assessment for the Intermountain Region. Funding Agency: National Park Service.
- Creation of an eXtension Community of Practice for Forests and Climate Change. Funding Agency: USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture). Lead investigator: Tom DeGomez, UA Cooperative Extension and SNRE.
- Moving Forward: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Funding Agency: NOAA Climate and Society Interactions-Water (formerly SARP).