Kevin Anchukaitis

Associate Professor - Dept. of Geography and Development
Chair - Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Joint Faculty - Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Joint Faculty - Department of Geosciences

Adaptation Projects:

  • Droughts, climate information, forests, and water resources in Guatemala and Honduras
  • Freshwater Stress on Small Island Developing States
  • Past, Present, and Future Drought in Mongolia

Selected Adaptation Publications:

  • Pons, D., M. J. Taylor, R.D. Griffin, E. Castellanos, and K.J. Anchukaitis, 2017. On the production of climate information in the high mountain forests of Guatemala, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 107: 323–335. doi: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1235481.
  • Karnauskas, K.B., J.P. Donnelly, and K.J. Anchukaitis, 2016. Future Freshwater Stress for Island Populations, Nature Climate Change, 6, 720–725, doi:10.1038/nclimate2987.
  • Anchukaitis,K.J., M.J.Taylor, C.Leland, D.Pons, J.Martin-Fernandez, and E.Castellanos, 2014. Tree-ring reconstructed dry season rainfall in Guatemala, Climate Dynamics,45(5), 1537–1546, doi:10.1007/s00382- 014-2407-y.
  • Bell, A.R., D.E. Osgood, B.I. Cook,K.J. Anchukaitis, G.R. McCarney, A.M. Greene, B.M. Buckley, and E.R. Cook, 2013. Paleoclimate histories improve access and sustainability in index insurance programs, Global Environmental Change, 23(4), 774–781, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.003.
  • Bell, A.R., B.I. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, B.M. Buckley, and E.R. Cook, 2011. Repurposing climate reconstructions for drought prediction in southeast Asia, Climatic Change,106(4): 691–698, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0064-2.


  • Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2007
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Middle East/North Africa
Western Europe
Language Area
Expertise Area
ATMO Sciences/Climate Modeling
Climate Assessment