Connie Woodhouse
Professor, School of Geography and Development
(520) 626-0235
PhD, Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1996

Connie Woodhouse is a professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, with joint appointments in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Department of Geosciences. Her primary research focuses on the climate and hydrology of major river basins in western North America. She uses using tree rings to develop reconstructions of past rainfall and streamflow to put current and 20th century events, such as drought, into a long-term perspective. Another area of research is on understanding and facilitating the connections between science and decision making.

Selected Citations: 

Malevich, S.B., C.A. Woodhouse, D.M. Meko. 2013. Tree-ring reconstructed hydroclimate of the Upper Klamath basin. Journal of Hydrology,

Woodhouse, C.A., D.M. Meko, D. Griffin, and C.L. Castro. 2013. Tree Rings reveal multi-season drought variability in the lower Rio Grande basin, USA. Water Resources Research 49, 1-7. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20098.

Griffin, D., C.A. Woodhouse, D.M. Meko, D.W. Stahle, H.L. Faultich, C. Carillo, R. Touchan, C.L. Castro, S.W. Leavitt. 2013. A paleoclimate regime of concurrent cool-season and monsoon drought in the Southwest. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1-5. doi:10.1002/grl.50184.

Faulstich, H.L., C.A. Woodhouse, and R. Griffin. 2012. Reconstructed cool- and warm-season precipitation over the tribal lands of northeastern Arizona. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0626-y.

Woodhouse, C.A., D.W. Stahle, and J. Villanueva-Díaz. 2012. Rio Grande and Rio Conchos water supply variability from instrumental and paleoclimatic records. Climate Research.51, 125-136. doi: 10.3354/cr01059.

Routson, C.C, C.A. Woodhouse, and J.T. Overpeck. 2011. Second century megadrought in the Rio Grande headwaters,Colorado: How unusual was medieval drought? Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2011GL050015.

Pederson, G.T.,S. T. Gray, C. A. Woodhouse, J. L. Betancourt, D. B. Fagre, J.S. Littell, E. Watson, B. H. Luckman, L. J. Graumlich. 2011. Evidence from tree rings highlights the unusual nature of recent snowpack declines. Science 333, 332-335. doi: 10.1126/science.1201570.

Woodhouse, C.A., G.T. Pederson, and S.T. Gray. 2011. An 1800-year record of decadal-scale hydroclimatic variability in the Upper Arkansas River basin from bristlecone pine. Quaternary Research. 75, 483-490. doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.12.007.

Woodhouse, C.A., D.M. Meko, G. M, MacDonald, D. W. Stahle, and E. R. Cook. 2010. A 1200-year perspective on the 21st century drought in southwestern North America. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), 107, 21283-21288.

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Climate change
Climate variability
Decision support
Extreme events
Natural resource management
Science communication
Stakeholder engagement
Water resources
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making

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