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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


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

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