Tom Sheridan is Research Anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology at the Southwest Center and School of Anthropology. He is an historical and environmental anthropologist who has worked in the Southwest and Northern Mexico for more than forty years. Author or co-editor of 13 books, he serves on Pima County's Conservation Acquisition Commission and as Community Representative of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, a grassroots organization of ranchers west of Tucson. His research interests include political ecology, community and conservation, and environmental history.
Through over 130 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Zeng's research interests include land-atmosphere-ocean interface processes, climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and nonlinear dynamics. He has given over 90 invited talks at conferences and institutions. His research products (including computer models, algorithms, and value-added global datasets) have been used by major national and international research centers and numerous groups worldwide. He also co-founded the Hydrometeorology M.S. and Ph.D. Program, which is the first such program in the U.S.
Ben McMahan joined CLIMAS in June of 2014 as a Research, Outreach, and Assessment Specialist after completing a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Arizona. His dissertation research was on hurricanes and disaster on the U.S. Gulf Coast, where he focused on human interactions in a dynamic social and environmental context, risk perception and landscape changes during and after disaster, and social network and policy responses to governance issues related to the acute threats of disaster; as they layer onto long term environmental issues and landscape scale changes.
Don Falk is Associate Professor in the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, with joint appointments in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and the Institute of the Environment. He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Tufts University, and the University of Arizona, where he received his PhD in 2004. Don’s research focuses on fire history, fire ecology, and restoration ecology in a changing world.
Research: Hoshin Gupta is an internationally recognized leader in systems methods for reconciling models with data. He was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2009 for ‘consistent contributions to modeling science’, awarded the 2014 Dalton Medal of the European Geophysical Union for ‘pioneering work on systems methods for the field of hydrology’, and the 2017 Robert E Horton Lecture award of the American Meteorological Society for ‘fundamental contributions towards quantifying uncertainty in hydrologic model predictions’.
Victor R. Baker is Regents’ Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Professor of Geosciences, and Professor of Planetary Sciences, The University of Arizona. He has authored or co-authored 400 research papers and chapters and authored or edited 18 books on topics that include the geology and paleohydrology of Mars, Quaternary paleohydrology and geology, flood geomorphology, and history/philosophy of Earth and planetary sciences.