Climate Adaptation Science Centers

South Central CASC

South Central CASC researchers are working throughout the region to understand how future climate might impact streamflow and water availability in the Rio Grande basins, how Rio Grande cutthroat trout might fare as non-native trout populations increase, how tribal managers can best use science findings to prepare for the future, and much more.

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Map showing the South Central CASC consortium members and host university

Map of the South Central CASC region and consortium members. Click to enlarge.

  • University of Oklahoma (Host)
  • Texas Tech University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Chickasaw Nation
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of New Mexico


Key Documents & Reports


Learn more on the South Central CASC consortium-led website


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Stephen T Jackson, Ph.D.

Center Director
Southwest CASC and South Central CASC
Phone: 520-670-5591

Michael Langston, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, South Central CASC
South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
Phone: 405-325-0664

Renee McPherson, Ph.D.

University Director, South Central CASC
University of Oklahoma
Phone: 405-325-1272

Emma Kuster

University Assistant Director, South Central CASC
University of Oklahoma