Dr. Barsugli has over 14 years’ experience applying his training in climate theory and modeling to a wide range of real-world problems in water resources and ecosystem management in Colorado and the western Unites States. He also pursues foundational research on physical climate science and the impacts of climate change through his appointment as a Research Scientist III at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a joint institute between NOAA and CU. In addition to providing climate analyses for numerous climate adaptation projects, he has also written or co-authored papers on the evaluation and use of climate projections including “The Practitioner’s Dilemma.” His currently is working with NOAA labs to develop the capability to rapidly determine the causes of heat waves.