stelprdb5076608   Since Dr. Murphy’s arrival @ UC in 2012 he has been engaged in several regional and local projects exploring climate change impacts on communities. He is currently working with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, the Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Wayne National Forest to develop community vulnerability assessment protocols that speak both to management needs and community voices. He continues to explore other avenues for research with colleagues at UC and elsewhere in the region including investigations into the impacts of climate change on urban environments and public health. Dr. Murphy is particularly eager to work with students on local and regional topics so check the students page for possible opportunities.



Scenario-based Community Vulnerability Assessment for Climate Change Planning – Wayne National Forest and SE Ohio Public Land Managers

Key Partners: Rocky Mountain Research Station (US Forest Service), Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Wayne National Forest, and University of Cincinnati


Murphy, Daniel and Daniel R. Williams (in prep) Reading the Past into the Future: Commodity Landscapes and the Craft of Climate Adaptation.

Butler, Patricia et al. (2015) Central Appalachians Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis. USFS Northern Research Station GTR NRS-146.


A group of collaborators at the University of Cincinnati in area neighborhoods are planning future projects exploring themes of sense of place, health, and urban transformation along the Mill Creek Watershed.

Graduate STUDENTS needed! Easy opportunities to conduct research for a master thesis!