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.
Gottlieb, A. (G) & J. S. Mankin (2022). Observing, measuring, and assessing the consequences of snow drought, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-20-0243.1/BAMS-D-20-0243.1
Williams, A.P., B. Livneh, K. A. McKinnon, W. D. Hansen, J. S. Mankin, B. I. Cook, J. E. Smerdon, A. M. Varuolo-Clarke, N. R. Bjarke, C. S. Juang, D. P. Lettenmaier (2022). Growing impact of wildfire on western United States water supply, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2114069119
Hoell, A., X Quan, M. Hoerling, R. Fu, J. S. Mankin, I. Simpson, R. Seager, C. He, J. Lisonbee, B. Livneh, A. Sheffield, (2022). Record Low 2020 North American Monsoon Rains Reignites American Southwestern Drought, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0129.1
Coffel, E. (P), C. Lesk, J. Winter, E. Osterberg, J. S. Mankin (2022). Crop-climate feedbacks boost U.S. maize and soy yields, Environmental Research Letters, 10.1088/1748-9326/ac4aa0
Associate Editor, Earth's Future (American Geophysical Union)