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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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Ma, X, P Fox, C Tilmes, K Jacobs, and A Waple. "Capturing provenance of global change information." Nature Climate Change 4 (2014): 409-413.
Corell, R W.. "Ch. 29: Research Needs for Climate and Global Change Assessments." Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (2014).
Overpeck, JT. "The challenge of biodiversity adaptation under climate change." in Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (eds J. P. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett and D. Rissik) (2014).
Garfin, G. "Chapter 20: Southwest." Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (2014).
Melillo, J. M., T. C. Richmond, and G. W. Yohe. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014.
Brugger, J., and M.A. 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 (2014).
. Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives (K. Chief, lead author)., 2014.
A. Neto, Ribeiro, C.A. Scott, de Araújo E. Lima, S.M.G.L. Montenegro, and J.A. Cirilo. "Infrastructure sufficiency in meeting water demand under climate-induced socio-hydrological transition in the urbanizing Capibaribe River Basin – Brazil." Hydrology & Earth System Sciences 18 (2014): 3449-3459.
Scott, C.A., S. Vicuña, I. Blanco-Gutiérrez, F. Meza, and C. Varela-Ortega. "Irrigation efficiency and water-policy implications for river-basin resilience." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18 (2014): 1339-1348.
Vano, J.A., B. Udall, D.R. Cayan, J.T. Overpeck, LD. Brekke, and et al.. "Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow." Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc 95 (2014): 59-78.
Cross, M S., P D. McCarthy, G Garfin, D Gori, and C A. F. Enquist. "Accelerating climate change adaptation for natural resources in southwestern United States." Conservation Biology 27, no. 1 (2013): 4-13.
Cross, M. S., P. D. McCarthy, G Garfin, D Gori, and C Enquist. "Accelerating climate change adaptation in vulnerable landscapes across the southwestern United States." Conservation Biology 27 (2013): 4-13.
Brugger, J, and M Crimmins. "The art of adaptation: Living with climate change in the rural American Southwest." Global Environmental Change 23, no. 6 (2013): 1830-1840.
Garfin, G, A Jardine, R Merideth, M Black, and S LeRoy. Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2013.
Liverman, D. Bridging the science–policy interface: informing climate governance in the US, in Climate Adaptation Futures, ed. by J Palutikof, S L Boulter, A J Ash, M S Smith, M Parry, M Waschka, and D Guitart. New York: Wiley, 2013.
Overpeck, J.T.. "Climate science: The challenge of hot drought." Nature 503, no. 7476 (2013): 350-351.
Draft Third National Climate Assessment . U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2013.
Meadow, A, M A. Crimmins, and D Ferguson. "Field of Dreams or Dream Team?: Assessing two models for the drought impact reporting in the semiarid Southwest. ." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94 (2013): 1507-1517.
Moss, R H., G A. Meehl, C Lemos, and et al.. "Hell and high water: Practice-relevant adaptation science." Science 342 (2013): 696-698.
Stephens, S.L, J. K. Agee, P. Z. Fule, M. P. North, W. H. Romme, T. W. Swetnam, and M. G. Turner. "Managing forests and fire in changing climates." Science 342, no. 6154 (2013): 41-42.
Stein, B. A., A Staudt, M. S. Cross, N Dubois, C Enquist, R Griffis, L Hansen, J Hellman, J Lawler, E Nelson et al. "Preparing for and managing change: climate adaptation for biodiversity and ecosystems." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11 (2013): 502-510.
Buizer, J, P Fleming, S L. Hays, K Dow, C B. Field, D Gustafson, A Luers, and R H. Moss. Report on Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process. Washington, DC: National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, 2013.
Crimmins, M A., N Selover, K Cozzetto, K Chief, and A Meadow. Technical Review of the Navajo Nation Drought Contingency Plan - Drought Monitoring, submitted to the Navajo Nation Water Management Branch, Feb. 2013., 2013.
Scott, C A., F J. Meza, R G. Varady, H Tiessen, J McEvoy, G M. Garfin, M Wilder, L M. Farfan, Pineda N Pablos, and E Montana. "Water security and adaptive management in the arid Americas." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, no. 2 (2013): 280-289.