Connie Woodhouse

Professor, School of Geography and Devlopment

Joint appointments, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Department of Geosciences

Faculty Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Connecting Science and Decision Making (CESD)

Ph.D., 1996, Geosciences, University of Arizona
M.S., 1989, Geography, University of Utah
B.A., 1979, Environmental Education, Prescott College

Phone: (520) 626-0235
FAX: (520) 621-2889

ENR2 Building, rm S526
1064 E. Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

* On research leave from June 2015 to August 2016

My research primarily focuses on the climate and paleoclimate of western North America, particularly with regard to drought and water issues. Recent research concerns the reconstruction of past climate and hydrology using tree rings,analysis of past and current climate variability, and the investigation of circulation features that influence regional climate, particularly at decadal and longer time scales. Some of my current research projects include reconstructions of North American monsoon region precipitation, Klamath River basin hydroclimatology, and lower Colorado River flow.  Other evolving interests include investigating past and current tree lines in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  I am also interested in the connection between science and decision making, particularly in the water resources sector.  While aspects of my research address this connection, I have developed a post baccalaureate certificate program, Certificate in Connecting Science and Decsion Making (CESD).