Adaptation to Climate Change: Perspectives at the Nexus of Science, Society, and Resource Management (RNR 440/540)
Water, Society, and Policy Seminar (RNR 696W)
- Bokjin Roh (Geography) Ph.D. - Urban flooding and adaptation
- Lynn Rae (SNRE) Ph.D. - Indigenous Peoples' climate change adaptation
- Amanda Leinberger (SNRE) Ph.D. - Adaptation to climate change
- Chris Freimund (SNRE) M.S. - Flooding, adaptation, ecosystem services
- Emilio Corella (Water, Society & Policy) M.S. - Water, agricultural lands
- Teagan Alderman (Water, Society & Policy) M.S. - Western water policy
- Dr. Ladd Keith - University of Arizona, CAPLA
- Adnan Ali (Water, Society & Policy) M.S. graduate
- Jessica Baxter (Water, Society & Policy) M.S. graduate
- Marquel Begay, University of Arizona, SNRE Ph.D. candidate
- Dr. Valerie Rountree, University of Redlands
- Mia Hammersley, Earthjustice
- Steve Pederson, Cascata Packaging
- Madeline Ryder, Sky Island Alliance
- Tony Zach, California Water Service Company
- Hao Guo (Visiting Student Scholar, Beijing Normal University) Ph.D.
- Dr. Shailendra Kumar Mandal (Visiting Fulbright Scholar, NIT Patna, Bihar, India)
- Arizona Department of Health Services - 2020 Vector Conference - April 15, 2020
- To Co-produce or Not to Co-produce - excellent comment by Maria Carmen Lemos and colleagues, in Nature Sustainability (Dec. 2018)
- Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) - November 2018
- Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone - new book, by colleague and NCA4 co-author, Julie Maldonado
- Climate Science Alliance - dynamic climate adaptation and outreach, led by Dr. Amber Pairis and colleagues
- Climate Science Special Report, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program
- Volume 1 of the 4th National Climate Assessment. This volume provides the climate science foundation for the upcoming NCA4 climate impacts and adaptations volume
- Translational Ecology, Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
- Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation - CCASS & DOI SW CSC
- National Integrated Heat Health Information System initiative
- Climate in Context - an edited book about the co-production of science and policy, boundary organizations, science-policy, use-inspired science - individual chapters available for purchase, as well as print book, e-book
- Arizona Governor’s Drought Task Force Monitoring Technical Committee (Chair, 2004-2008; Member, current).
- Border Heat-Health Partnership
Journal of Extension (Reviewer, current)
North American Climate Services Partnership, Rio Grande Pilot Project co-chair
- University of Arizona Center for Compassion Studies (Faculty Advisory Board)
- University of Arizona Water, Society & Policy M.S. Degree Program
- waterWRLD Internship Program
- Barbosa, A. C., Stahle, D. W., Burnette, D. J., Torbenson, M. C., Cook, E. R., Bunkers, M. J., Garfin, G., and Villalba, R. 2019. Meteorological Factors Associated with Frost Rings in Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine at Mt. Goliath, Colorado. Tree-Ring Research, 75(2), 101-115.
- Haverland, A. and G. Garfin. 2019. Toward Effective Actionable Science: Stakeholder Needs Assessment Final Report. October 2019. Tucson, Arizona: Institute of the Environment. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.22010.64966
- Garfin, G. 2018. Managing for Change in the Sonoran Desert: What are we doing? What can we do? Sonorensis 38(1):2-5.
- Jacobs, K., G. Garfin, and J. Buizer. 2018. Pima County Climate Brief.
- Gonzalez, P., G.M. Garfin, D.D. Breshears, K.M. Brooks, H.E. Brown, E.H. Elias, A. Gunasekara, N. Huntly, J.K. Maldonado, N.J. Mantua, H.G. Margolis, S. McAfee, B.R. Middleton, and B.H. Udall. 2018. Southwest. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 1101-1184. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH25
- Carrillo, C.M., C. L. Castro, G. Garfin, H-I Chang, M.S. Bukovsky, and L.O. Mearns. 2018. Pacific sea surface temperature related influences on North American monsoon precipitation within North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program models. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5561
- Garfin, G., S. LeRoy, and H. Jones. 2018. A Heat-Health Regional Pilot in the Paso del Norte Region. Southern Climate Monitor 8(1): 2-6.
- Garfin, G., LeRoy, S., Muth, M., Jones, H., Ibarra Ochoa M., Vazquez Aguirre, J.L., Shafer, M., Brown, D., Saldana Colin, J., Velazquez Angulo, G., and Romo Aguilar, M.L., 2017. Climate Services for Coping with Climate Change, Drought, and Extreme Heat in the México-U.S. Border Region. In Montero Martinez, M.J., and O. F. Ibanez Hernandez (eds.), La Cuenca del Río Conchos: Una Mirada desde las Ciencias ante el Cambio Climático. Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico: Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, pp. 23-57. ISBN 978-607-9368-89-0. https://www.imta.gob.mx/biblioteca/libros_html/rio-conchos/files/assets/basic-html/page24.html
- Enquist, C.A.F., S.T. Jackson, G.M. Garfin, F.W. Davis, L.R. Gerber, J.A. Littell, J.L. Tank, A.J. Terando, T.U. Wall, et al. 2017. Foundations of translational ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(10): 541-550.
- Jackson, S.T., G.M. Garfin, and C.A.F. Enquist. 2017. Toward an effective practice of translational ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(10): 540-540.
- Wall, T.U., E McNie, and G.M. Garfin. 2017. Use-inspired science: making science usable by and useful to decision makers. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(10): 551-559.
- Schwartz, M.W., K.J. Hiers, F.W. Davis, G.M. Garfin, S.T. Jackson, A.J. Terando, C.A. Woodhouse, T.L. Morelli, M.A. Williamson, and M.W. Brunson. 2017. Developing a translational ecology workforce. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(10): 587-596.
- Muth, M., K. Anderson, D. Brown, T. Brown, E. Delgado, G. Garfin, T. Hadwen, V. Murphy, R.P. Ramírez, B. Pugh, J.H. Robles Gutiérrez, R. Heim, B. Rippey, and M. Svoboda. 2017. Advancing Preparedness and Response to Drought and Wildfires through North American Transboundary Collaboration. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93(3):ES57-ES60.
- Garfin, G., S. LeRoy, and H. Jones. 2017. Developing an Integrated Heat Health Information System for Long-Term Resilience to Climate and Weather Extremes in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces Region. Tucson, AZ: Institute of the Environment, 63 p. http://doi.org/10.7289/V5930R6Q
- Garfin, G.M., C.A. Scott, M. Wilder, R. Varady, and R. Merideth. 2016. Metrics for assessing adaptive capacity and water security: common challenges, diverging contexts, emerging consensus. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 21
- Garfin, G.M., M. Wilder, and R. Merideth (eds.). 2016. Special Issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (Volume 21 - Environmental change assessments) Topic: Metrics of Adaptive Capacity and Water Security.
- Varady, R.G., A.A. Zuniga-Teran, G.M. Garfin, F. Martin, S. Vicuna. 2016. Adaptive management and water security in a global context: definitions, concepts, and examples. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 21: 70-77.
- Star, J., E.L. Rowland, M.E. Black, C.A.F. Enquist, G. Garfin, Hawkins C. Hoffmann, H. Hartmann, K.L. Jacobs, R.H. Moss, and A.M. Waple. 2016. Supporting adaptation decisions through scenario planning: enabling the effective use of multiple methods. Climate Risk Management 13: 88-94.
- Garfin, G., S. LeRoy, D. Martin, M. Hammersley, A. Youberg, and R. Quay. 2016. Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Extreme Precipitation, and Post-fire Flooding. Report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, from the project Enhancing Water Supply Reliability. Tucson, AZ: Institute of the Environment, 33 p. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12750.05448
- Garfin, G., S. LeRoy, B. McMahan, M. Black, and B. Roh. 2016. Preparing for High Consequence, Low Probability Events: Heat, Water & Energy in the Southwest. Report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, from the project Enhancing Water Supply Reliability. Tucson, AZ: Institute of the Environment, 30 p. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4823.3205
- Leroy, S., G. Garfin, and M. Black. 2016. Anticipating Cascading Effects from Climate Extremes. EOS Trans. AGU, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO048971.
- Parris, A.S., Garfin, G.M., K. Dow, R. Meyer, and S. Close (eds.), Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. J. Wiley and Sons, Ltd./American Geophysical Union, 304 p.
- Garfin, G., T. Brown, T. Wordell, and E. Delgado. 2016. The Making of National Seasonal Wildfire Outlooks. Chapter 7. In A. Parris, G. Garfin, K. Dow, R. Meyer, and S. Close (eds.), Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. J. Wiley and Sons, Ltd., pp. 143-172
- Carbone, G., J. Rhee, K. Dow, J. Fowler, G. Garfin, H. Hartmann, E. Lay, and A. DeGaetano. 2016. Challenges, Pitfalls, and Lessons Learned in Developing a Drought Decision-Support Tool. Chapter 8. In A. Parris, G. Garfin, K. Dow, R. Meyer, and S. Close (eds.), Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. J. Wiley and Sons, Ltd., pp. 173-191
- Parris, A., S.L. Close, R. Meyer, K. Dow, and G. Garfin. 2016. Evolving the Practice of Regional Integrated Sciences and Assesments. Chapter 12. In A. Parris, G. Garfin, K. Dow, R. Meyer, and S. Close (eds.), Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. J. Wiley and Sons, Ltd., pp. 255-262
- Garfin, G., M. Black, and E. Rowland. 2015. Advancing Scenario Planning for Climate Decision Making. EOS Trans. AGU, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO037933
- Wall, T., G. Garfin, J. Brugger, H. Hartmann, and T. Brown. 2015. Scenario Planning in the Great Basin Region: Considering Climate Change Impacts and Management Strategies for the Future. Reno, NV: Desert Research Institute, 23 p.
- Garfin, G. and J. Brugger. 2015. Training Climate Science Integrators. Southern Climate Monitor 5(6).
- Liverman, D., G. Garfin, S. Doster, K. Bao, F. Gladstone, J. A. Krosnick, B. MacInnis, and J. Overpeck. 2015. Arizona's Views on Climate Change. Executive Summary. Tucson: Institute of the Environment, 9 pp.
Garfin, G., 2014. Opportunities for transforming US CLIVAR basic research to actionable science for managing climate risk. US CLIVAR Variations 12(4):13-16.
- US CLIVAR Variations Fall 2014 - focus on Progress and Prospects for Connecting Predictions, Applications and Decision Making. The issue, edited by yours truly, contains four articles on connecting climate science with decision making.
- Garfin, G., H. Chang, and M. Switanek, 2014. Climate and hydrology of the Upper Gila River Basin. In Gori, D., M.S. Cooper, E.S. Soles, M. Stone, R. Morrison, T.F. Turner, D.L. Propst, G. Garfin, M. Switanek, H. Chang, S. Bassett, J. Haney, D. Lyons, M. Horner, C.N. Dahm, J.K. Frey, K. Kindscher, H.A. Walker, and M.T. Bogan. Gila River Flow Needs Assessment. A report by The Nature Conservancy. Santa Fe: The Nature Conservancy, pp. 40-79.
Garfin, G., 2014. The imperatives and challenge of addressing climate risk in Cooperative Extension communities: an opportunity or an obstacle to Extension work? Rural Connections 8(2):17-20.
Garfin, G., G. Franco, H. Blanco, A. Comrie, P. Gonzalez, T. Piechota, R. Smyth, and R. Waskom, 2014. Ch. 20: Southwest. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe (eds.), U.S. Global Change Research Program, 462-486. doi:10.7930/J08G8HMN.
Liverman, D. and G. Garfin, 2013. A warning from the American Southwest: it's getting hotter. American Spectator (October 1, 2013).
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.
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.
Wilder, M., C.A. Scott, N. Pineda-Pablos, R.G. Varady, and G.M. Garfin (eds.), 2012. Moving Forward from Vulnerability to Adaptation: Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. (Avanzando desde la Vulnerabilidad hacia la Adaptación: El Cambio Climático, la Sequía, y la Demanda del Agua en Áreas Urbanas del Suroeste de los EEUU y el Norte de México.) Tucson: Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, The University of Arizona, 170 p.
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 Society92(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.
- Hot Spots for Heat Resilience in Border Cities: A pilot Study in El Paso, TX. Funding Agency: Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.
- Developing an Integrated Heat-Health Information System for Long-Term Resilience to Climate and Weather Extremes in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces Region. Funding Agency: NOAA.
- Collaboration Project in Adaptation/Resilience Climate Extremes. Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas/Urban Sustainability Directors Network. Product DATABASE
- Planning for the Future of the Great Basin. Funding Phase 1: BLM. Funding Phase 2: NOAA.
Capability for Ongoing Climate Assessment in the Colorado River Basin. Funding: NOAA Climate Program Office.
Adaptation to Seasonal to Multi-Decade Change in the Lower Rio Grande Basin. Funding: NOAA.
2013 Extension Sustainability Summit: Outcomes Report.
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.
- Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
- Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States - a report and book
- Third National Climate Assessment
- Fourth National Climate Assessment
- Climatetoolbox.org - Excellent set of climate visualization tools - John Abatzoglou
- LOCA Statistical Downscaling (updated climate projections for the U.S.)
- After Fire: Toolkit for the Southwest - USDA Forest Service
- Western Adaptation Alliance Climate Events Database
- eXtension Climate, Forests and Woodlands Community of Practice
- CIRMOUNT (Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains)
- CLIMAS - Climate Assessment for the Southwest RISA
- Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions at the University of Arizona
- USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub
- UA Cooperative Extension's Climate Science Applications Program - Mike Crimmins
- Climate Change Training Needs Assessment - Intermountain Region, National Park Service
- Western Regional Climate Center - key source of climate data for the Southwest
- Droughtview - University of Arizona
- Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios - EPA