Zack Guido

Assistant Research Professor, Arizona Institutes for Resilience

Assistant Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and Environment

Zack Guido is a research scientist at the UA’s Arizona Institutes for Resilience: Solutions for Environment and Societies, and School of Natural Resources and Environment, and leads the UA International Research and Applications Project (IRAP).  Zack’s research interests focus on climate adaptation and specifically on understanding the impacts of climate variability and change on environmental resources including water and food; understanding key aspects of vulnerability and how people adapt to and cope with the climate; and the role of weather and climate services in decision-making.  Zack has active research projects in the U.S. Southwest, Caribbean, and Africa.  Zack has extensive international research and practice experience. A three-year Peace Corps stint in Bolivia between 2000 and 2003 led to co-founding a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to work with rural Bolivian communities to build resilience to  drought and diminishing surface water from retreating glaciers.  Zack has also worked as a hydrogeologist consultant for a Tucson-based company.  Zack loves coffee.


  • PhD, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
  • MS, Geoscience, University of Colorado
  • BA, Geoscience, Lafayette College