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Graduate Student
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Tree Ring Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8150


Fields of interest: 
bioclimatology, hydroclimate, global change, dendrochronology

Daniel is a bioclimatologist-in-training with specialization in climate dynamics and dendrochronology. He has experience working with observational climate and general circulation model data, as well as the quantitative and field methods of dendrochronology. His dissertation research considers the drivers of change in spatial and temporal hydroclimate, with an emphasis on dynamic and thermodynamic causes of decadal-to-centennial precipitation trends and variability over eastern North America.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Columbia University
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cornell University
Honors & Awards: 
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Selected Publications:

Investigating the causes of increased twentieth-century fall precipitation over the southeastern United States Bishop, Daniel A.; Williams, A. Park; Seager, R.; Fiore, Arlene M.; Cook, Benjamin I.; Mankin, Justin S.; Singh, Deepti; Smerdon, Jason E. Journal of Climate Volume: 32 Issue: 2 p.: 575-590 (2019) 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0244.1
Increased Fall Precipitation in the Southeastern United States Driven by Higher‐Intensity, Frontal Precipitation Bishop, Daniel A.; Williams, Park A.; Seager, Richard Geophysical Research Letters (2019)
Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California Williams, A. Park; Abatzoglou, John T.; Gershonov, A. Guzman-Moralez, J; Bishop, Daniel A.; Balch, Jennifer K.; Lettenmaier, Dennis P. Earth's Future Volume: 7 Issue: 8 p.: 892-910 (2019) 101029/2019EF001210
Strip-Bark Morphology and Radial Growth Trends in Ancient Pinus sibirica Trees From Central Mongolia Leland, Caroline; Cook, Edward R.; Andreu-Hayles, Laia; Pederson, Neil; Hessl, Amy; Anchukaitis, Kevin J.; Byambasuren, Oyunsanaa; Nachin, Baatarbileg; Davi, Nicole; D'Arrigo, Rosanne; Griffin, Kevin; Bishop, Daniel A.; Rao Mukund Palat Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2018)
The 2016 southeastern US drought: an extreme departure from centennial wetting and cooling Williams, A. Park; Cook, Benjamin I.; Smerdon, Jason E.; Bishop, Daniel A.; Seager, Richard; Mankin, Justin S. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres Volume: 122 Issue: 20 p.: 10888-10905 (2017) 10.1002/2017JD027523