Gregg Garfin
Deputy Director for Science Translation and Outreach, Institute of the Environment
Associate Professor and Associate Extension Specialist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
(520) 626-4372

Gregg Garfin is an associate professor in climate, natural resources and policy in the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and deputy director for science translation and outreach in the University’s Institute of the Environment. He has worked for the last 17 years to bridge the science-society interface through dialogues between scientists and decision makers and collaborative projects that require environmental and climate science findings, data, and information. His research focuses on climate variability and change, drought, and adaptation to a changing climate. Geographic interests include semi-arid regions, transboundary regions, and monsoon climates. At the University of Arizona, Gregg serves as Director of the Water, Society & Policy M.S. program, in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and as Director of the Art + Environment + Humanities Network.  He is an affiliated faculty member in the University of Arizona's School of Geography and Development, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. He also serves on the faculty advisory board for the University of Arizona's Center for Compassion Studies.

He is university director of the Southwest Climate Science Center. He led a 120-author assessment on climate change and its impacts in the Southwest ( and was co-convening lead author for the Southwest chapter in the 2014 Third National Climate Assessment. He is co-editor of Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, a 2016 book and e-book on the development and practice of use-inspired science and the co-production of science and policy, through NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program. He serves as Rio Grande Pilot Project co-chair in the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP). His recent NACSP projects include development of a partnership to address the public health risks of extreme heat in the Paso del Norte region, and a monthly binational/bilingual climate bulletin--the Rio Grande|Bravo Climate Impacts & Outlook. He is currently chapter lead for the Southwest chapter in the Fourth National Climate Assessment.






Research Themes: 
Climate change impacts
Natural resource management
Climate assessment
Climate change
Climate variability
Cooperative extension
Ecosystem management
Fire management
Human dimensions
Risk communication
Risk management
Scenario planning
Science communication
Stakeholder engagement
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making
Urban Environment
Arid lands
Climate change impacts

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