Daniel Griffin

Assistant Professor

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Research interests

My research areas include climate science, water resource issues, environmental dynamics and natural areas conservation. I specialize in tree-ring research, including data development, interpretation, and application in the environmental sciences. My current projects are focused in California, Guatemala, and the upper Midwest.


• GEOG1403: Biogeography of the Global Garden

• GEOG3900: Earth's Climate

• GEOG8980: Climate extremes and environmental change

Research interests

  • climate change
  • environmental dynamics
  • natural resource management
  • dendrochronology

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2004 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Multidecadal Modulation of the ENSO Teleconnection to Precipitation and Tree Growth Over Subtropical North America

Torbenson, M. C. A., Stahle, D. W., Howard, I. M., Burnette, D. J., Villanueva-Díaz, J., Cook, E. R. & Griffin, D., May 1 2019, In : Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 34, 5, p. 886-900 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Oscillation
tree ring
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
5 Citations (Scopus)

Tree rings and rainfall in the equatorial Amazon

Granato-Souza, D., Stahle, D. W., Barbosa, A. C., Feng, S., Torbenson, M. C. A., de Assis Pereira, G., Schöngart, J., Barbosa, J. P. & Griffin, D., Feb 15 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. 52, 3-4, p. 1857-1869 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tree ring
nineteenth century
10 Citations (Scopus)

Rising synchrony controls western North American ecosystems

Black, B. A., van der Sleen, P., Di Lorenzo, E., Griffin, D., Sydeman, W. J., Dunham, J. B., Rykaczewski, R. R., García-Reyes, M., Safeeq, M., Arismendi, I. & Bograd, S. J., Jun 1 2018, In : Global Change Biology. 24, 6, p. 2305-2314 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Precipitation (meteorology)
6 Citations (Scopus)

Uniform shrub growth response to June temperature across the North Slope of Alaska

Ackerman, D. E., Griffin, D., Hobbie, S. E., Popham, K., Jones, E. & Finlay, J. C., Apr 1 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 4, 044013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

growth response
26 Citations (Scopus)

Arctic shrub growth trajectories differ across soil moisture levels

Ackerman, D., Griffin, D., Hobbie, S. E. & Finlay, J. C., Oct 1 2017, In : Global change biology. 23, 10, p. 4294-4302 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soil moisture
soil moisture