Associate Professor


Contact Info

Institution: University of Nevada, Reno

Phone: (775)784-6999

Address: 1664 N. Virginia St.


Research Disciplines

  • Climatology

Research Interests

  • Applied Climatology
  • Downscaling
  • High-latitude Climate


Analyze Interaction Among Elevation And Temperature In Alaska National Parks


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.
Dr. McAfee is the Nevada State Climatologist, The Nevada State Climate Office Provides timely, accurate and relevant information and education about weather and climate and their impacts for everyone who lives, works or recreates in Nevada.


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