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Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment


Fields of interest: 
paleoclimatology, dendroclimatology, tropical dendrochronology, stable isotope biogeochemistry, climate field reconstruction and statistics, forward modeling
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
The University of Arizona

Lamont Projects:

Referenced in the Following News Items:

Selected Publications:

Climate as a contributing factor in the demise of Angkor, Cambodia Buckley, B.M.; Anchukaitis, K.J; Penny, D.; Fletcher, R; Cook, E.R.;Sano, M.; Nam, L.C; Wichienkeeo, A.; Minh, T.T.; Hong, T.M. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Volume: 107 Issue: 15 p.: 6748-6752 (2010) doi/10.1073/pnas.0910827107
Asian monsoon failure and megadrought during the last millennium Cook, E R; Anchukaitis, K J; Buckley, B M; D'Arrigo, R D; Jacoby, G C; Wright, W E Science (2010)
Tropical cloud forest climate variability and the demise of the Monteverde Golden Toad Anchukaitis, KJ; Evans, MN Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Volume: 107 Issue: 11 p.: 5036-5040 (2010)
Correction of tree ring stable carbon isotope chronologies for changes in the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere McCarroll, D.; Gagen, M. H.; Loader, N. J.; Robertson, I.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Los, S.; Young, G. H. F.; Jalkanen, R.; Kirchhefer, A.; Waterhouse, J. S. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar 15 Volume: 73 Issue: 6 p.: 1539-1547 (2009) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2008.11.041
Atlantic Forcing of Persistent Drought in West Africa Shanahan, T. M.; Overpeck, J. T.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Beck, J. W.; Cole, J. E.; Dettman, D. L.; Peck, J. A.; Scholz, C. A.; King, J. W. Science Apr 17 Volume: 324 Issue: 5925 p.: 377-380 (2009) DOI 10.1126/science.1166352
Consequences of a rapid cellulose extraction technique for oxygen isotope and radiocarbon analyses Anchukaitis, K. J.; Evans, M. N.; Lange, T.; Smith, D. R.; Leavitt, S. W.; Schrag, D. P. Analytical Chemistry Mar 15, 2008 Volume: 80 Issue: 6 p.: 2035-2041 (2008) Doi 10.1021/Ac7020272
The long term context for recent drought in northwestern Africa Touchan, R.; Anchukaitis, K.J.; Meko, D.M.; Attalah, S.; Baisan, C.; Aloui, A. Geophysical Research Letters Volume: 35 Issue: L13705 (2008) 10.1029/2008GL034264
Stable isotope chronology and climate signal calibration in neotropical montane cloud forest trees Anchukaitis, K. J.; Evans, M. N.; Wheelwright, N. T.; Schrag, D. P. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences Aug 30 Volume: 113 Issue: G3 p.: - (2008) Doi 10.1029/2007jg000613
A forward modeling approach to paleoclimatic interpretation of tree-ring data Evans, M. N.; Reichert, B. K.; Kaplan, A.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; Vaganov, E. A.; Hughes, M. K.; Cane, M. A. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences Aug 10 Volume: 111 Issue: G3 p.: - (2006) Doi 10.1029/2006jg000166
Forward modeling of regional scale tree-ring patterns in the southeastern United States and the recent influence of summer drought Anchukaitis, K. J.; Evans, M. N.; Kaplan, A.; Vaganov, E. A.; Hughes, M. K.; Grissino-Mayer, H. D.; Cane, M. A. Geophysical Research Letters Feb 21 Volume: 33 Issue: 4 p.: - (2006) Doi 10.1029/2005gl025050