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.
Coffel, E. (P), C. Lesk (P), & J. S. Mankin (2022) Earth System Model overestimation of cropland temperatures scales with agricultural intensity, Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1029/2021GL097135.
Callahan, C. (G) & J. S. Mankin (2022) National-scale attribution of historical climate damages, Climatic Change 10.1007/s10584-022-03387-y
Cook, B. I., J. E. Smerdon, E. R. Cook, A. P. Williams, K. P. Anchukaitis, J. S. Mankin, alphabetical thereafter (2022) Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene, Nature Reviews, Earth and Environment 10.1038/s43017-022-00329-1
He, Y., (P), J. Chipman, N. Siegert (U), J. S. Mankin (2022) Rapid Indo-Malaysian land use and land cover change over the last 35 years, Annals of the American Association of Geographers 10.1080/24694452.2022.2077168
Associate Editor, Earth's Future (American Geophysical Union)
Member Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Member, American Meteorological Society Climate Variability & Change Commmittee