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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: Contribution to journalArticle

Weather forecasting
weather forecasting
3 Citations

Developing a translational ecology workforce

Schwartz, M. W., Hiers, J. K., Davis, F. W., Garfin, G. M., Jackson, S. T., Terando, A. J., Woodhouse, C. A., 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

Toward an effective practice of translational ecology

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

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

4 Citations

Use-inspired science: making science usable by and useful to decision makers

Wall, T. U., McNie, E. & Garfin, G. M. Dec 1 2017 In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15, 10, p. 551-559 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

research projects
decision making
social capital
social sciences
2 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: Contribution to journalReview article

adaptive management
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

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Public Service Award

Gregg Garfin (Recipient), 2013

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