Scotty Strachan

Dr. Stephanie McAfee

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography
University of Nevada, Reno-- Mailstop 0154
Office: Mackay Science Hall 104B
Reno, NV 89557-0154

Office: (775) 784-6999
Fax: (775) 784-1058
Email: smcafee@unr.edu


Research Statement

Dr. McAfee's research is an applied climatologist with experience in analyzing both historical climate and projections of future climate and in applying that information to resource management and conservation questions. She has worked on questions ranging from bias propagation within coupled models to the production of downscaled snow projections for Alaska and has a strong interest in climate services and public outreach.

Research Areas of Interest

Applied climatology, downscaling, high-latitude climate

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2009
M.S. Forest Soils, University of Washington, 2002
A.B. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1998


Selected Publications

McAfee, SA, J Walsh, TS Rupp (2013). Statistically downscaled projections of snow/rain partitioning for Alaska. Hydrological Processes


McAfee, SA, G Guentchev, JK Eischeid (2013). Reconciling precipitation trends in Alaska: 1. Station-based analyses. Journal of Geophysical Research


McAfee, SA, JL Russell and RS Webb (2012). Influence of bias correction on simulated land cover changes, Geosphysical Research Letters


McAfee, SA ,JL Russell, PJ Goodman, 2011. Evaluating IPCC AR4 cool-season precipitation simulations and projections for impacts assessment over North America, Climate Dynamics