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Gregg Garfin
Associate Professor
Associate Extension Specialist
Deputy Director

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 14 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. He has also 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 National Climate Assessment.

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