The University of Arizona

Zack Guido | CCASS


A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation,, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 

About Us

CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

Zack Guido


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 2015
  • M.Sc., University of Colorado, 2006

Adaptation projects:

Selected citations:

  • Guido, Z., V. Rountree, A. Gerlak, and A. Trotman, in press. Connecting climate information producers and users: Boundary organizations, knowledge networks, and information brokers at Caribbean climate outlook forums.  Weather, Climate, and Society.
  • Meadow, A.M., Z. Guido, M.A. Crimmins, and J. McLeod, 2016. From principles to action: Applying the National Research Counsel's principles for effective decision support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's watch office. Climate Services, 1:12-23.
  • Rahman, T., J. Buizer, and Z. Guido, 2015. Economic Valuation of Seasonal Forecast Information Service in Jamaica, 2014-2015. A report prepared for Engility Corporation, Chaantilly, VA.
  • Meadow, A.M., D.B. Ferguson, Z. Guido, A. Horangic, G. Owen, and T. Wall, 2015. Moving toward the deliberate co-production of climate science knowledge. Weather, Climate, and Society, 7(2): 179-191. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-14-00050.1 
  • Guido, Z., D. Hill, M. Crimmins, and D. Ferguson, 2013. Informing decisions with a climate synthesis product: Implications for regional climate services, Weather, Climate and Society, 5(1): 83-92. doi:
Areas of Expertise: 
Climate Communication, Decision-Support, International and Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Geographic Expertise: 
Latin America and Caribbean, US/Canada