Justin S. Mankin

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

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

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

  • Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

  • Co-lead National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Drought Task Force

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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.


Fairchild, Room 019
HB 6017




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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

  • Callahan, C. (G) & J. S. Mankin (2022). National-scale attribution of historical climate damages, Climatic Change

  • Gottlieb, A. (G) & J. S. Mankin (2022). Observing, measuring, and assessing the consequences of snow drought, Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyBAMS-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 Sciences10.1073/pnas.2114069119 

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Selected Works & Activities

Associate Editor, Earth's Future (American Geophysical Union)