Gregg Garfin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Extension Specialist in Climate, Natural Resources and Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach, Institute of the Environment

Gregg (he/him) is a University of Arizona climatologist, with appointments in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies. He typically works with natural and cultural resource managers, urban and regional planners, and concerned citizens in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, to examine resource and community resilience in the face of climate change and to improve preparedness for drought and other climate-related hazards. He teaches RNR 440/540 – Climate Change Adaptation: Perspectives at the Nexus of Science, Society, and Resource Management. In a professional context, he is a member of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Spirituality, Multifaith Outreach, and Science (COSMOS). 

Gregg is a long-time meditator, in the Zen tradition, and a practitioner of Judaism. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he collaborated with Center for Compassion Studies Executive Director, Leslie Langbert, on leading contemplative hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains.