SW CASC Blog

Reflections from Rising Voices

1 week 6 days ago
Nikki Tulley, Althea Walker, Sarah LeRoy

In May of 2019, SWCASC affiliates attended the 7th Annual Rising Voices Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Rising Voices is a program that facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. The workshop was focused on "Converging Voices: Building Relationships and Practices for Intercultural Science." Below are reflections from Nikki Tulley (Ph.D.

Highlights from the Geoscience Alliance Translational Ecology Panel

3 months 3 days ago
Earyn McGee

Indigenous voices often have not been highlighted in the geosciences. The Geoscience Alliance aims to bring those voices to the forefront, increase knowledge within Indigenous communities, and foster collaboration between Indigenous Peoples and non-natives to improve the condition of Native communities.

Changing Snowmelt Patterns in the Southwest U.S.

4 months 2 days ago
Earyn McGee

Scientists need to work together to improve and create tools to more accurately predict snowpack regimes on multiple scales in the Southwest U.S. This is one of many conclusions that Dr. Adrian Harpold, a SW CASC investigator, presented on January 23rd, 2019 when he visited the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. Dr. Harpold is an ecohydrologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his talk was entitled “Managing forests with less snow: Combining high-resolution observations and modeling to better predict forest hydrology under change.” Dr.

Welcome to the SW CASC Blog!

4 months 3 weeks ago
Earyn McGee

Welcome to the SW CASC Blog! The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) is one of eight regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers under the Department of the Interior, managed by the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center. We are a collaborative partnership between USGS and a consortium of seven academic institutions from across the region: University of Arizona (Host Institution), Colorado State University, Desert Research Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, University of California, Davis, University of California, Los Angeles, Utah State University.