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.
climate services, climate variability and change, climate change adaptation, decision support, discussion support, drought, knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, U.S.-Mexico border
- 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. (in press).
- 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
- 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.
- George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program. Funding Agency: National Park Service.
- Instituting Multi-Scale Hydroclimatic Indices in Drought Monitoring and Mitigation in Arizona. Funding Agency: NOAA Transition of Research Applications to Climate Services (TRACS).
- 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).
- National Conference on Extension, Forests and Climate Change. Funding Agency: USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture). Lead Investigator, Chris Jones, UA Cooperative Extension.