The University of Arizona is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the science of adaptation to climate change, and associated research and outreach to understand climate change, its observed and potential impacts, and possible responses.
Deputy Director for Science Translation
Institute of the Environment
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Phone Number: (520) 626-4372
Fax Number: (520) 792-8795
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.
Dr. Garfin is trained as a climatologist, dendroclimatologist and geographer. His research interests include climate variability and change, drought, climate change adaptation, decision support, and the effective delivery of science to decision makers.
Education: PhD, Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1998
- 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