Zack Guido
Zack Guido
Research Scientist, Institute of the Environment and School of Natural Resources and Environment
(520) 626-0252

Zack Guido is a research scientist at the UA’s Institute of the Environment and School of Natural Resources and Environment, and leads the UA International Research and Applications Project. 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.

Selected Citations: 

Guido, Z., Finan, T., Rhiney, K., Madajewicz, M., Rountree, V., Johnson, E., & McCook, G, 2018: The stresses and dynamics of smallholder coffee systems in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains: a case for the potential role of climate services. Climatic Change, 147(1–2), 253–266.

Underwood, B. S., Guido, Z., Gudipudi, P., & Feinberg, Y., 2017: Increased costs to US pavement infrastructure from future temperature rise. Nature Climate Change, 7(10), 704–707. 

Meadow, A., Ferguson, D., Guido, Z., Horangic, A., Owen, G., & Wall, T. U., 2015: Moving toward the deliberate coproduction of climate science knowledge. Journals.Ametsoc.Org, 7(2), 179–191.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Climate change
Climate variability
Decision support
Glacial processes
Human dimensions
Science communication
Stakeholder engagement

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