Gregg Garfin

About Gregg Garfin

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.
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


Research Interests

climate services, climate variability and change, climate change adaptation, decision support, discussion support, drought, knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, U.S.-Mexico border

Selected Publications

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Contact Information

Gregg Garfin
Asst. Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Telephone: 520-626-4372


BS, 1989, Geology & Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
MS, 1992, Geology & Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
PhD, 1998, Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ