Gregg Garfin



University of Arizona

University Director

Gregg Garfin works to bridge the science-society interface through dialogues between scientists and decision makers and collaborative climate and environment research projects. His research focuses on adaptation to a changing climate, climate variability, and drought. He served as co-lead author for the Southwest chapter in the Fourth National Climate Assessment (2018). He was co-editor of Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, a 2016 book on the development and practice of use-inspired science and the co-production of science and policy. His recent projects include development of a partnership to address the public health risks of extreme heat in the U.S.-Mexico border region, an assessment of National Park Service cultural resource vulnerability to climate extremes, and an investigation of best practices for assessing the costs of floods in North America.

Gregg also holds many other campus affiliations, including: Director, Water, Society & Policy M.S. program; Affiliated faculty, School of Geography and Development; Affiliated faculty, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research; Affiliated Faculty, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; University of Arizona representative to the Global Council for Science and the Environment.

Field(s) of Expertise

Climate Impact
Climate Adaptation