Connie Woodhouse

Professor Emerita, School of Geography, Development, and Environment, and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Connie's research concerns the climatology of western North America, including paleoclimatic reconstructions of past climate and hydrologic conditions from tree rings, the analysis of past and current climate, and circulation features that influence climate, particularly at decadal and longer time scales. Her work has ranged from the reconstruction and analysis of drought in the western Great Plains, to temperature variability over the past eight centuries in western North America, to the development of streamflow reconstructions for major rivers in Colorado and California watersheds. A recent emphasis has been on applied research to assist water resource managers in using reconstructions of past hydroclimatic variability in drought planning and water resource management.