Daniel Ferguson

Program Director - Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS)

Selected adaptation programs/projects:

Selected publications:

  • Meadow, A.M., D.B. Ferguson, Z. Guido, A. Horangic, G. Owen, and T. Wall. 2015. Moving Toward the Deliberate Co-Production of Climate Science Knowledge. Weather Climate and Society. 10.1175/WCAS-D-14-00050.1
  • Ferguson, D.B., M.L. Finucane, V.W. Keener, and G. Owen. [In press]. Evaluation to Advance Science Policy: Lessons from Pacific RISA and CLIMAS. In Climate in Context, eds. A. Parris and G. Garfin.  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118474785.ch10
  • Ferguson, D.B., R. Thomas, Z. Guido, L. Ethen, C. Zucker, G. Chorover, and R. Johnson. 2014. Planning for Change in Southern Arizona: A report from the Southern Arizona Regional Climate Summit for Municipal Leaders. Tucson: Climate Assessment for the Southwest. www.climas.arizona.edu/publication/report/linking-environmental-research...
  • Ferguson, D.B., J. Rice, and C. Woodhouse. 2014. Linking Environmental Research and Practice: Lessons from the Integration of Climate Science and Water Management in the Western United States. Tucson, AZ: Climate Assessment for the Southwest. http://www.climas.arizona.edu/publication/report/linking-environmental-r...
  • Meadow, A.M., M. Crimmins, and D.B. Ferguson. 2013. Field of dreams or Dream Team: Assessing two models of drought impact reporting in the semi-arid Southwest. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (10):1507-1517. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00168.1.
  • Owen, G., J.D. McLeod, C.A. Kolden, D.B. Ferguson, and T. J. Brown. 2012. Wildfire management and forecasting fire potential: The roles of climate information and social networks in the southwest United States. Weather, Climate, and Society, 4 (2):90-102.
  • Guido, Z., D. Hill, M. Crimmins, and D.B. Ferguson. 2012. Informing decisions with a climate synthesis product: Implications for regional climate services. Weather, Climate, and Society, 5 (1):83-92.
  • Ferguson, D.B., C. Alvord, M. Crimmins, M. H. Redsteer, C. McNutt, M. Hayes, M. Svoboda and R. Pulwarty. 2011. Drought Preparedness for Tribes in the Four Corners Region. A report from NIDIS Four Corners Drought workshop held in Flagstaff, AZ, April 8-9, 2010. Climate Assessment for the Southwest, University of Arizona.


  • Ph.D., School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, 2015
  • M.A., American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, 1997
Geographic Area
Expertise Area
Climate Assessment
Climate Communication
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Program Evaluation
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Tribal Adaptation and Science Support