Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Southwest CASC

Scientists in the Southwest CASC region are examining topics such as how future temperatures will impact streamflow in the Colorado River basin, how severe wildfires might contribute to forest loss and how managers can plan for post-fire recovery, how climate extremes may effect California estuaries, and much more.

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Map of the Southwest CASC showing consortium members

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

  • University of Arizona (Host)
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Desert Research Institute (Nevada)
  • Colorado State University
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Utah State University

Past consortium members: 2011-2018: University of Colorado


Key Documents & Reports


Learn more on the Southwest 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

Carolyn Enquist, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Southwest CASC
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
Phone: 520-260-7761

Gregg Garfin, Ph.D.

University Director, Southwest CASC
University of Arizona
Phone: 520-626-4372