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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 2017

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

1 Citations

Adaptive management and water security in a global context: definitions, concepts, and examples

Varady, R. G., Zuniga-Teran, A. A., Garfin, G. M., Martín, F. & Vicuña, S. Aug 1 2016 In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 21, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

adaptive management
decision making

Challenges, pitfalls, and lessons learned in developing a drought decision-support tool

Carbone, G., Rhee, J., Dow, K., Fowler, J., Garfin, G., Hartmann, H., Lay, E. & Degaetano, A. Apr 29 2016 Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. Wiley Blackwell, p. 173-190 18 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

technology transfer
6 Citations

Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation

Parris, A. S., Garfin, G. M., Dow, K., Meyer, R. & Close, S. L. Apr 29 2016 Wiley Blackwell. 274 p.

Research output: ResearchBook


Evolving the practice of Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

Parris, A. S., Garfin, G. M., Dow, K., Meyer, R. & Close, S. L. Apr 29 2016 Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. Wiley Blackwell, p. 255-262 8 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

decision making


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)