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Dr. Garfin is a co-investigator on the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) project. His CLIMAS work includes identifying climate services useful to assisting stakeholders mitigate, cope with, and adapt to climate-related risks. He is trained as a climatologist, dendroclimatologist, and geographer. His research interests include climate change, climate variability, and drought, and the effective delivery of climate science to decision makers. Much of his recent effort has been devoted to scientist-stakeholder processes that inform risk management and prepare for drought and adaptation to climate changes.
Dr. Garfin is a contributor to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3. From 2003-2007, he served as co-chair of Arizona's drought monitoring technical committee. In 2004, he served as a member of the integrated team for the development of a National Integrated Drought Information System. He is also a member of the NSF-Decision Center for a Desert City's climate science team.