Connie Woodhouse

Associate Professor, Geography & Regional Development

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

412 Harvill Building, Box #2
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

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).