Justin S. Mankin

  • Department of Geography

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

  • Affiliate, Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, & Society (EEES)

  • Adjunct Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Mankin's research on climate variability and change is motivated by the risks global warming poses to ecosystems and people. Using both observations and process-based models, his efforts focus on constraining three of the major sources of uncertainty in climate changes, past, present, and future: the chaos innate to the climate system, the complexity of how people and ecosystems induce and respond to climate stress, and how model choices influence model answers. In his previous career, Dr. Mankin worked overseas as an intelligence officer.


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  • B.A. Columbia University
  • M.Sc. London School of Economics
  • M.P.A. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. Stanford University

Selected Publications

  • MANKIN, J. S. , R. Seager, J. E. Smerdon, B. I. Cook, A. P. Williams, R. M. Horton, (2018). Blue water tradeoffs with CO2-enriched ecosystems, Geophysical Research Letters 10.1002/2018GL07705

  • Trugman, A. T., D. Medvigy, J. S. MANKIN, W. R. L. Anderegg, (2018). Soil moisture drought as a major driver of carbon cycle uncertainty, Geophysical Research Letters10.1029/2018GL078131

  • Cook, B. I., J. S. MANKIN, K. Anchukaitis, (2018). Climate change and drought: from past to future, Current Climate Change Reports 10.1007/s40641-018-0093-2

  • Skinner, C. B., C. J. Poulsen, J. S. MANKIN(2018). Amplification of heat extremes by plant CO2 physiological forcing, Nature Communications 10.1038/s41467-018-03472-w 

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