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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Research Output

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 2019, In : Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 34, 5, p. 886-900 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    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

  • 6 Scopus citations

    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 2018, In : Global change biology. 24, 6, p. 2305-2314 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Scopus citations

    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 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 4, 044013.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Arctic shrub growth trajectories differ across soil moisture levels

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 28 Scopus citations