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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.  


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Author Title Type [ Year(Asc)]
Chief, K., A. Meadow, and K. Whyte. "Engaging Southwestern Tribes in sustainable water resources topics and management." Journal of Water 8 (2016).
Meadow, A.M., Z. Guido, M.A. Crimmins, and J. Mcleod. "From principles to action: Applying the National Research Council’s Principles for Effective Decision Support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Watch Office. ." Climate Services 1 (2016): 12-23.
Overpeck, J.T.. "Global mega drought: Past and future." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 4 (2016).
Garfin, G, S LeRoy, D Martin, M Hammersley, A Youberg, and R Quay. Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Extreme Precipitation, and Post-fire Flooding. Report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, from the project Enhancing Water Supply Reliability.. Tucson, AZ: Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona, 2016.
Garfin, G M., C A. Scott, R G. Varady, and R Merideth. "Metrics for assessing adaptive capacity and water security: Common challenges, diverging contexts, emerging consensus. ." Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 21 (2016): 86-89.
Wilder, M., D. Liverman, L. Bellante, and T. Osborne. "Southwest climate gap: poverty and environmental justice in the US Southwest." Local Environment 1, no. 22 (2016).
Wilder, M, D Liverman, L Bellante, and T Osborne. "Southwest climate gap: Poverty and environmental justice in the US Southwest." Local Environment (2016).
Star, J., E.L. Rowland, M.E. Black, C.A.F. Enquist, G. Garfin, Hawkins C. Hoffmann, H. Hartmann, K.L. Jacobs, R.H. Moss, and A.M. Waple. "Supporting adaptation decisions through scenario planning: enabling the effective use of multiple methods." Climate Risk Management 13 (2016): 88-94.
Jacobs, K.L., J.L. Buizer, and S.C. Moser. The Third US National Climate Assessment: Innovations in Science and Engagement. Climatic Change, 2016.
Jacobs, K.L., and L. Snow. "Adaptation in the water sector: Science and institutions." Dadealus 144, no. 3 (2015): 59-71.
Moser, S.C., J.M. Melillo, K.L. Jacobs, R.H. Moss, and J.L. Buizer. "Aspirations and common tensions: larger lessons from the third US National Climate Assessment." Climatic Change (2015).
Buizer, J.L., K. Dow, M. Black, K.L. Jacobs, A. Waple, R.H. Moss, S. Moser, A. Luers, D.I. Gustafson, T.C. Richamond et al. "Building a sustained climate assessment process." Climatic Change (2015).
Jacobs, K.L., and J.L. Buizer. "Building community, credibility and knowledge: the third US National Climate Assessment." Climatic Change 135, no. 1 (2015): 22.
Jacobs, K.L.. "California water enters an era of limits." Journal of Extreme Events 2, no. 1 (2015).
Brugger, J, and C Crimmins. "Designing institutions to support local level climate change adaptation: Insights from a case study of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System." Weather, Climate, and Society 7 (2015): 18-38.
Howden, M, and K Jacobs. "Innovations in assessment and adaptation: building on the US National Climate Assessment." Climatic Change (2015).
Brugger, J., A. Meadow, and A. Horangic. "Lessons from first generation climate science integrators." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2015).
Meadow, A, D Ferguson, Z Guido, A Horangic, G Owen, and T Wall. "Moving toward the deliberate co-production of climate science knowledge." Weather, Climate, and Society 7, no. 2 (2015): 179-191.
Allen, C. D., D. D. Breshears, and N. G. McDowell. "On underestimation of global vulnerability to tree mortality and forest die-off from hotter drought in the Anthropocene." Ecosphere 6, no. 8 (2015): 1-55.
Liverman, D.. "U.S. National climate assessment gaps and research needs: overview, the economy and the international context." Climatic Change (2015).