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Honors, Special Recognitions & Awards
  • Advocate Award, Graduate and Professional Student Council, University of Arizona, 2016.
  • Distinguished Service Award, African American Community Council, University of Arizona, 2015.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary member, 2013.
  • Honored Faculty Award, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, University of Arizona, 2012.
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Honors College, University of Arizona, 2011.
  • Special Contribution to American Indian Education Award, University of Arizona American Indian Alumni Club, 2007.
  • Research Professorship, University of Arizona, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, 2000.
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Business and Public Administration Student Council, University of Arizona, 1997.
  • Visiting Fellow, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, 1996-1997.
  • J. Warren Nystrom Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation nationally, Association of American Geographers, 1993.
  • Hans Neuberger Award for Outstanding Teaching, Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1989.
  • W.M. Talbot Trophy for Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Geography, University of Cape Town, 1984.
Boards, Editorships & Review Panels
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)/American Council on Education (ACE) advisory roundtable, 2016.
  • International Council member, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, 2016-2018.
  • Leadership Council member, Cradle to Career Community Partnership for K-20 Education, Pima County, Arizona, 2016-present.
  • Board Of Trustees member, University of Arizona Foundation, 2012-present.
  • Executive Council member, Academic Affairs Committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
  • Member Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), 2014-present.
  • Advisory Board member, UA Parents and Family Association, 2013-present.
  • Member, Higher Education Advisory Committee, Educational Testing Service (ETS), 2013-2014.
  • Board member, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board, 2010-2014.
  • Board of Directors, Council of Graduate Schools, 2008-2010.
  • Editorial Board, The AAG Review of Books, 2013-present.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Progress in Physical Geography, 2009-present.
  • Editorial Board, Environmental Science & Policy, 2007-present.
  • Editorial Board, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2006-present.
  • Editor for the Americas, International Journal of Climatology, 2004-2012.
  • Editor, Climate Research, 2001-2003.
  • Board member, Applied Climate Committee, American Meteorological Society, 2003-2005.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Atmospheric Environment, 2000-2008.
  • Review Editorial Board, Climate Research, 1999-2000.
  • Chair, Climate Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 2002-2004.
Selected Grants and Contracts
  • Climate Change and the Disease Ecologies of US Dengue Fever. National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research support for M. Butterworth (PI with M. Butterworth), 2013-2016.
  • On the Edge: Dengue and Climate. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/NIH (Co-PI with K. Ernst, Y. Carriere, M. Riehle & K.R. Walker), 2012-2017.
  • Relating Diesel Exhaust Exposure to Respiratory and Immune Outcomes in Early Life. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH (K-Award Mentor co-PI, with P. Beamer (PI), F. Martinez, E. Betterton, L. Gerald, D. Sherrill & A. Wright), 2011-2013.
  • Adapting to climate variability, thresholds, and extremes in the Southwest: the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (Co-PI with J. Overpeck, B. Colby, H. Hartmann, M. Wilder, G. Frisvold, C. Woodhouse et al.), 2012-2017.
  • Ecological hazards in southwestern metropolises: The case of mosquito disease vectors. National Science Foundation (co-PI, with P. Robbins, J.P. Jones, W Van Leeuwen, E. Willott), 2010-2013.
  • Research Ethics Throughout the Curriculum: Promoting Scientific Integrity at the University of Arizona. Council of Graduate Schools (with E. Boyd), 2008-2010.
  • Strategic Growth of Integrated Graduate Programs for Arizona. Science Foundation Arizona (Co-PI with L. Tolbert), 2008-2010.
  • University of Arizona Proposal for Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Science Foundation Arizona (Co-PI with L. Tolbert), 2007-2009.
  • Integrating Climate Science for Decision-Support, Mitigating Risk and Promoting Resilience (a.k.a. Climate Assessment for the Southwest [CLIMAS]). National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (Co-PI with J. Overpeck, G. Garfin, B. Colby, T. Finan, H. Hartmann, M. Wilder, K. Hirschboeck, G. Frisvold, D. Ferguson), 2007-2012.
  • Geospatial Analysis of Urban Thermal Gradients: Application to Tucson Arizona’s Projected Water Demand. U.S. Geological Survey 104B Grant Program, via UA Water Resources Research Center (Co-PI with C. Scott, S. Yool), 2007.
  • Geographies of Insects and Institutions: Mosquito Governance in the US Southwest. National Science Foundation (Co-PI with P. Robbins, J.P. Jones, E. Willott), 2006-2009.
  • A Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Public Health Decision Support System Based on Climate and Environmental Changes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (with S. Yool), 2006-2007.
  • A Distributed Interactive Access and Resource Interface For Fine-Scale Climate Data (WestMap). National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (with UA & DRI co-P.I.s), 2005-2007.
  • Converging NASA Mission Measurements and Products with the Rapid Syndrome Validation Project (RSVP) Decision Support System to Validate and Benchmark Public Health Medical Alerts and Early Warning Forecasts. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (with UNM & UA Co-P.I.s), 2004-2008.
  • Tailored Drought Planning for Arizona. University of Arizona TRIF/Water Sustainability (with UA co-P.I.s), 2003-2005.
  • Integrated Epidemiological Study of Valley Fever. Arizona Disease Control Research Commission (consultant/collaborator with UA Co-PIs), 2002-2005.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – HERO project. National Science Foundation (with UA, Penn State et al.), 2002-2006.
  • Human-Environment Research Observatory (HERO) Infrastructure Development. National Science Foundation (Co-P.I.s from UA, Penn State, Kansas State and Clark University), 2000-2005.
  • Updating the Department of Geography and Regional Development’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Learning Technologies Partnership, University of Arizona (with UA co-P.I.s), 1999.
  • Public Access to Environmental Monitoring Data in Tucson, Arizona. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EMPACT program, in collaboration with Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Climate Data Analysis for Southern Africa. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with ASU Office of Climatology and the National Climatic Data Center.
  • CLIMAS - Climate Variability, Social Vulnerability, and Public Policy in the Southwestern United States: A Proposal for Regional Assessment Activities. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (with UA co-PIs).
  • System for Management, Observation, and GIS Modeling of Air Pollution (SMOGMAP). Pima Association of Governments.
  • Climatic Variability of the North American Monsoon. National Aeronautics and Space Administration/UA Space Grant Program (for undergraduate research assistant/intern).
  • Assessing Climate Variability in the US-Mexico Border Region. National Aeronautics and Space Administration/UA Space Grant Program (for undergraduate research assistant/intern).
  • Ozone Modeling Assessment Study. Pima Association of Governments.
  • Downscaling Regional Climate Data to Local Scales. Office of the Vice-President for Research, University of Arizona.
  • Development of Carbon Monoxide Forecasting Models for Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality.
  • A Virtual Communication and Spatial Analysis Laboratory. National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant (with UA Co-PIs).
  • A Virtual Communication and Spatial Analysis Laboratory. University of Arizona, Instructional Computing Grant Program (with UA Co-PIs).
  • A Synoptic Climate Database for Air Pollution Studies in the US-Mexico Border Region. University of Arizona, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute.
  • Assessing Air Pollution Transport to Wilderness Areas: The case of Tucson and the Saguaro National Monument. University of Arizona, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute
  • Climatological evaluation of proposed Gansbaai/Agulhas nuclear reactor site. Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town.
  • Thermal Internal Boundary Layers in the South Western Cape. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa.

Publications
Chapters
  • Comrie, A.C., 1991: The Climatology of Rural Ozone Pollution. Ch. 9 in Majumdar, S.K., Miller, E.W. and Cahir, J. (eds.), Air pollution: Environmental Issues and Health Effects. Easton, PA: Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 121-135.
  • Kolivras, K.N. and Comrie, A.C., 2000: Climate and Valley Fever. Pages 39-41, in Chapter 8, Human Health, by Southwest Regional Assessment Group, Preparing for a Changing Climate: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Companion Volume to the National Assessment of Climate Change. Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, University of Arizona, 60 pp.
  • Comrie, A.C., 2003: Climate Doesn’t Stop at the Border: US-Mexico Climatic Regions and Causes of Variability. In Diaz, H.F. and Morehouse, B.J. (eds.), Climate and Water: Transboundary Challenges in the Americas. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press, 291-316.
  • Matthias, A.D., Comrie, A.C. and Musil, S.A., 2006: Atmospheric Pollution. Chapter 23 in Pepper, I.L., Gerba, C.P. and Brusseau, M.L. (eds.), Pollution Science, 2nd Ed. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier, 377-394.
  • Yarnal, B., Harrington, J., Comrie, A., Polsky, C. and Alqvist, O. 2009: Infrastructure for Observing Local Human-Environment Interactions. Chapter 1 in Yarnal, B. Polsky, C. and O’Brien, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: The Human Environment Regional Observatory Project. Cambridge University Press, pp 1-12.
  • Polsky, C., Comrie, A., Whitehead, J., Sorrensen, C. Butler Harrington, L.M., Lu, M., Neff, R., and Yarnal, B. 2009: Rapid Vulnerability Assessments of exposures, sensitivities, and adaptive capacities of the HERO study sites. Chapter 9 in Yarnal, B. Polsky, C. and O’Brien, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: The Human Environment Regional Observatory Project. Cambridge University Press, pp 175-208.
  • Sorrensen, C.L. and Comrie, A.C. 2009: Sonoran Desert Border Region: Urbanization and Hydroclimatic Challenges in the Sonoran Desert Border Region. Chapter 14 in Yarnal, B. Polsky, C. and O’Brien, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: The Human Environment Regional Observatory Project. Cambridge University Press, pp 293-316.
  • Yarnal, B., Harrington, J., Comrie, A., Polsky, C. and Alqvist, O. 2009: Lessons learned from the HERO Project. Chapter 15 in Yarnal, B Polsky, C. and O’Brien, J. (Eds.) Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet: The Human Environment Regional Observatory Project. Cambridge University Press, pp 317-338.
  • Reisen, W.K., Barker, C.M., Kramer, V.K., Caian, M., Hudspeth, W., Morain, S., Budge, A., Glass, G., Brown, H.E., and Comrie, A.C., 2012: Information and Decision Support Systems. Chapter 10 in Morain, S.A. & Budge, A.M. (Eds.) Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance, CRC Press.
  • Peters, D. P. C., Bestelmeyer, B. T., Havstad, K. M., Rango, A., Archer, S. R., Comrie, A. C., Gimblett, H. R., López-Hoffman, L., Sala, O. E., Vivoni, E. R., Brooks, M. L., Brown, J., Monger, H. C., Goldstein, J. H., Okin, G. S. and Tweedie, C. E., 2013: Desertification of Rangelands. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 239–258.
  • Brown, H. E., Comrie, A. C., Drechsler, D. M., Barker, C. M., Basu, R., Brown, T., Gershunov, A., Kilpatrick, A. M., Reisen, W. K., & Ruddell, D. M., 2013. Chapter 15: Human Health. In: Garfin, G., Jardine, A., Merideth, R., Black, M., & LeRoy, S. (Eds.), Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: a Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment. Washington, DC: Island Press, pp 312-339.
  • Yool, S.R, and Comrie, A.C., 2014: A Taste of Place: Environmental Geographies of the Classic Beer Styles. Ch. 10 in Patterson, M. and Hoalst-Pullen, N. (eds.), The Geography of Beer. Netherlands: Springer, 99-108, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7787-3_10.
  • Brown, H.E., Comrie, A.C., Tamerius J., Khan M,. Tabor, J.A. and Galgiani, J.N., 2014: Climate, wind storms, and the risk of valley fever (coccidioidomycosis). Chapter A12 in IOM (Institute of Medicine): The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics. Washington, D.C, The National Academies Press.
  • Garfin, G., Franco, G., Blanco, H., Comrie, A., Gonzalez, P., Piechota, T., Smyth, R. and Waskom, R., 2014. Ch. 20: Southwest. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment.  J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe (eds.), U.S. Global Change Research Program, 462-486.  doi:10.7930/J08G8HMN.

Book Reviews

  • Comrie, A.C., 1994: Book review of Atmospheric Pollution: A Global Problem by Derek M. Elsom. Oxford, UK and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 84 (2), 309-311.
  • Comrie, A.C., 2004: Book review of Great Warm Deserts of the World by A.S. Goudie. Cambridge, UK: Carfax/Taylor & Francis. Regional Studies 38 (1), 117-118.

Refereed Journal Articles
(Selected Abstracts available here)