Connie Woodhouse
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: 

Woodhouse, C. A. and G. T. Pederson, 2018. Investigating runoff efficiency in upper Colorado River streamflow over past centuries. Water Resources Research, 54,

Wise, E.K., C.A. Woodhouse, G.J. McCabe, G.T. Pederson, and J-M. St. Jacques. 2018. Hydroclimatology of the Missouri River basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19, 161-182, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0155.1

Schwartz, M.W., J.K. Hiers, F.W. Davis, G. M. Garfin, S.T Jackson, A.J. Terando, C.A. Woodhouse, T.L. Morelli, M.A. Williamson, M.W. Brunson. 2017. Developing a translational ecology workforce.   Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, 587–596, doi: 10.1002/fee.1732.

McAfee, S.A., G.T. Pederson, C.A. Woodhouse, G. J. McCabe. 2017. Application of synthetic scenarios to address water resource concerns: A management-guided case study from the Upper Colorado River Basin, Climate Services 8, 26-35,

McCabe, G., D. Wolock, G. Pederson, C. Woodhouse, and S. McAfee.  2017.  Evidence that recent  warming is reducing  upper  Colorado  River  Flows.  Earth Interactions, 21, 1-14, doi:10.1175/EI-D-17-0007.1.

Malevich, S.B. and C.A. Woodhouse.  2017. Pacific SSTs, mid-latitude atmospheric circulation, and widespread interannual anomalies in Western US streamflow. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073536.

Margolis, E. Q., C.A. Woodhouse, and T.W. Swetnam. 2017. Drought, multi-seasonal climate and wildfire in northern New Mexico. Climatic Change #, 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-1958-4.

Wilding, T. and C.A. Woodhouse. 2017.  Assessing the potential of pinyon pine for climate reconstructions in eastern California. Tree-Ring Research 73, 11-12.

Bracken, C, B. Rajagopalan, C.A. Woodhouse. 2016.  A Bayesian hierarchical nonhomogeneous hidden Markov model for multisite streamflow reconstructions, Water Resources Research, 52, 7837–7850, doi:10.1002/2016WR018887.

Routson, C.C., C.A. Woodhouse, J.T. Overpeck, J.L. Betancourt, N.P. McKay. 2016. Teleconnected ocean forcing of western North American droughts and pluvials during the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 146, 238-250.

Littell, J.S., G.T. Pederson, S.T. Gray, M. Tjoelker, A.F. Hamlet, C.A. Woodhouse.  2016. Reconstructions of Columbia River streamflow from tree ring chronologies in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1-21. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12442.

Woodhouse, C.A., G.T. Pederson, K. Morino, S.A. McAfee, G.J. McCabe. 2016. Increasing influence of air temperature on upper Colorado River Streamflow. Geophysical Research Letters 43, doi:10.1002/2015GL067613.

Routson, C.C., J.T. Overpeck, C.A. Woodhouse, W.F. Kenney. 2016. Three millennia of southwestern North American dustiness and future implications. PLOS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149573.

Carillos, C.M., C.L. Castro. C.A. Woodhouse, and D. Griffin. 2016. Low frequency variability of the North American monsoon as diagnosed through earlywood and latewood tree-ring chronologies in the southwestern U.S. International Journal of Climatology, 36, 2254–2272, doi:10.1002/joc.4493.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
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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