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Research interests

I work to bridge the science-society interface in order to accelerate the transfer of environmental and climate science findings and techniques to resource managers, planners, policy makers, and other decision-makers. This involves fostering dialogues between scientists and stakeholders, garnering stakeholder input to research agendas and activities, developing sustained interactions between environmental scientists, environmental professionals, decision-makers and the public, disseminating research results and products, and conducting workshops on topics of interest to decision-makers. I work primarily in the Southwest United States and northern Mexico. Future regions of geographic interest include Australia, China, France, and India. My primary research interests include climate change, climate services, climate variability, drought, natural resources decision making, and science communication and extension.


  • natural resources
  • adaptation
  • science communication
  • water resources
  • drought
  • climate change

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Research Output 1994 2018

Pacific sea surface temperature related influences on North American monsoon precipitation within North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program models

Carrillo, C. M., Castro, C., Garfin, G., Chang, H. I., Bukovsky, M. S. & Mearns, L. O., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Climatology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regional climate
sea surface temperature
climate change
El Nino-Southern Oscillation

Advancing preparedness and response to drought and wildfires through north American transboundary collaboration

Muth, M., Anderson, K., Brown, D., Brown, T., Delgado, E., Garfin, G., Hadwen, T., Murphy, V., Reynaldo, Ramírez, P., Pugh, B., Héctor, J., Gutiérrez, R., Heim, R., Rippey, B. & Svoboda, M., Mar 1 2017, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 98, 3, p. ES57-ES60

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weather forecasting
weather forecasting
6 Citations

Developing a translational ecology workforce

Schwartz, M. W., Hiers, J. K., Davis, F. W., Garfin, G., Jackson, S. T., Terando, A. J., Woodhouse, C., Morelli, T. L., Williamson, M. A. & Brunson, M. W., Dec 1 2017, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15, 10, p. 587-596 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor force
natural resource
11 Citations

Foundations of translational ecology

Enquist, C. A. F., Jackson, S. T., Garfin, G., Davis, F. W., Gerber, L. R., Littell, J. A., Tank, J. L., Terando, A. J., Wall, T. U., Halpern, B., Hiers, J. K., Morelli, T. L., McNie, E., Stephenson, N. L., Williamson, M. A., Woodhouse, C., Yung, L., Brunson, M. W., Hall, K. R., Hallett, L. M. & 9 othersLawson, D. M., Moritz, M. A., Nydick, K., Pairis, A., Ray, A. J., Regan, C., Safford, H. D., Schwartz, M. W. & Shaw, M. R., Dec 1 2017, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15, 10, p. 541-550 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interdisciplinary approach
environmental issue

Toward an effective practice of translational ecology

Jackson, S. T., Garfin, G. & Enquist, C. A. F., Dec 1 2017, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15, 10, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial



Climate Science Service Award

Gregg Garfin (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Edmund A. Arbas Award of Excellence

Gregg Garfin (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Public Service Award

Gregg Garfin (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)