Mukund Rao

Graduate Student
Mukund Rao
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Tree Ring Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(917) 834-5543


(845) 365-8150

Research Statement: 

I am interested in studying ecosystems, in particular trees, forests and grasslands, their relationship to the environment and both large scale and micro climate.

List of Degrees from highest to lowest
M.A. Climate and Society
Columbia University, USA
B.Tech Chemical Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering, India

Primary Discipline: 

Selected Publications:
European and Mediterranean hydroclimate responses to tropical volcanic forcing over the last millennium, Rao, M. P.; Cook B. I.;Cook E. R.; D'Arrigo R. D.; Krusic , P. J.; Anchukaitis K. J.; LeGrande A. N.; Buckley B. M.; Davi N. K.; Leland C; Griffin K. L. Geophysical Research Letters (2017) 10.1002/2017GL073057
Karakorum temperature out of phase with hemispheric trends for the past five centuries, Zafar, M. U.; Ahmed, M.; Rao, M. P.; Buckley, B. M.; Khan, N.; Wahab, M.; Palmer, J. Climate Dynamics 06/2015 p.: 1-10 (2015) 10.1007/s00382-015-2685-z
A long-term context (931–2005 CE) for rapid warming over Central Asia, Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R.; Jacoby, G. C.; Cook, E. R.; Anchukaitis, K.; Nachin, B.; Rao, M. P., Leland, C. Quaternary Science Reviews 08/2015, Volume: 121 p.: 89-97 (2015)
Dzuds, droughts, and livestock mortality in Mongolia, Rao, M. P.; Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R. D.; Skees, J.; Nachin, B.; Leland, C.; Lyon, B.; Wang, S. Y.; Byambasuren, O. Environmental Research Letters 07/2015, Volume: 10, Issue: 7 p.: 074012 (2015) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/074012