Casey C. Thornbrugh

NE CSC Staff
Northeast and Southeast Tribal Climate Science Liaison

Affiliations: 

United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), Northeast Climate Science Center and Southeast Climate Science Center

Education: 

Ph.D.: Geography, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, 2013
M.A.: Geography, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, 2006
B.S.: Geography, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico, 2004

Experience: 

Director: Natural Resources Department, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; Mashpee, Massachusetts; 2015-2017
Project Director: Land Grant Office for Sustainability, Tohono O’odham Community College; Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, Arizona; 2013-2015
Geography, Weather & Climate Instructor: Tohono O’odham Community College; Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, Arizona; 2008-2012

Research Interests: 

Casey will serve as a liaison between Tribes in the Northeast and the Southeast, the United south and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and climate science researchers to provide current climate science information, to identify climate research needs and priorities, and to provide climate adaptation planning support. Casey is a Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal member with an educational background in climate science. His PhD research focused on investigating climate teleconnections and North American precipitation.