Author Bibliographies

Publications by Benjamin I. Cook

In Review

Pascolini-Campbell, M., R. Seager, A. Pinson, and B.I. Cook, 2016: Covariability of climate and Upper Rio Grande streamflow. Water Resour. Res., submitted.


Ault, T.R., J.S. Mankin, B.I. Cook, and J.E. Smerdon, 2016: Relative impacts of mitigation, temperature, and precipitation on 21st Century megadrought risk in the American Southwest. Sci. Adv., 2, no. 10, e1600873, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600873.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, R. Seager, E.R. Cook, and K.J. Anchukaitis, 2016: Internal ocean-atmosphere variability drives megadroughts in Western North America. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, no. 18, 9886-9894, doi:10.1002/2016GL070105.

Cook, B.I., K.J. Anchukaitis, R. Touchan, D.M. Meko, and E.R. Cook, 2016: Spatiotemporal drought variability in the Mediterranean over the last 900 years. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, no. 5, 2060-2074, doi:10.1002/2015JD023929.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, A.P. Williams, S. Coats, D.W. Stahle, and J. Villanueva Díaz, 2016: North American megadroughts in the Common Era: Reconstructions and simulations. WIREs Clim. Change, 7, no. 3, 411-432, doi:10.1002/wcc.394.

Cook, B.I., J.G. Palmer, E.R. Cook, C.S.M. Turnet, K. Allen, P. Fenwick, A. O'Donnell, J.M. Lough, J.M. Grierson, M. Ho, and P.J. Backer, 2016: The paleoclimate context and future trajectory of extreme summer hydroclimate in eastern Australia. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, no. 21, 12820-12838, doi:10.1002/2016JD024892.

Cook, B.I., and E.M. Wolkovich, 2016: Climate change decouples drought from early winegrape harvests in France. Nature Clim. Change, 6, no. 7, 715-719, doi:10.1038/nclimate2960.

Elmendorf, S.C., K.D. Jones, B.I. Cook, J.M. Diez, C.A.F. Enquist, R.A. Hufft, M.O. Jones, S.J. Mazer, A.J. Miller-Rushing, D.J.P. Moore, M.D. Schwartz, and J.F. Weltzin, 2016: The plant phenology monitoring design for the national ecological observatory network. Ecosphere, 7, no. 4, e01303, doi:10.1002/ecs2.1303.

Griffiths, M.L., A.K. Kimbrough, M.K. Gagan, R.N. Drysdale, J.E. Cole, K.R. Johnson, J.-X. Zhao, B.I. Cook, J.C. Hellstrom, and W.S. Hantoro, 2016: Western Pacific hydroclimate linked to global climate variability over the past two millennia. Nature Commun., 7, 11719, doi:10.1038/ncomms11719.

Krakauer, N.Y., M.J. Puma, B.I. Cook, P. Gentine, and L. Nazarenko, 2016: Ocean-atmosphere interactions modulate irrigation's climate impacts. Earth Syst. Dyn., 7, 863-876, doi:10.5194/esd-7-863-2016.

Stahle, D.W., E.R. Cook, D.J. Burnette, J. Villanueva, J. Cerano, J.N. Burns, D. Griffin, B.I. Cook, R. Acuña, M.C.A. Torbenson, P. Szejner, and I.M. Howard, 2016: The Mexican Drought Atlas: Tree-ring reconstructions of the soil moisture balance during the late pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern eras. Quat. Sci. Rev., 149, 34-60, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.06.018.


Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, D. Griffin, and B.I. Cook, 2015: Winter-to-summer precipitation phasing in southwestern North America: A multi-century perspective from paleoclimatic model-data comparisons. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, no. 16, 8052-8064, doi:10.1002/2015JD023085.

Coats, S., B.I. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, and R. Seager, 2015: North American pan-continental droughts in model simulations of the last millennium. J. Climate, 28, no. 5, 2025-2043, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00634.1.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, and R. Seager, 2015: Are simulated megadroughts in the North American Southwest forced? J. Climate, 28, no. 1, 124-142, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00071.1.

Cook, B.I., T.R. Ault, and J.E. Smerdon, 2015: Unprecedented 21st-century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains. Sci. Adv., 1, no. 1, e1400082, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400082.

Cook, B.I., S.P. Shukla, M.J. Puma, and L. Nazarenko, 2015: Irrigation as an historical climate forcing. Clim. Dyn., 44, no. 5-6, 1715-1730, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2204-7.

Marvel, K., G. Schmidt, K. Tsigaridis, and B.I. Cook, 2015: Sensitivity to factors underlying the hiatus. US CLIVAR Variations, 13, no. 3, 25-29.

Palmer, J.G., E.R. Cook, C.S.M. Turney, K. Allen, P. Fenwick, B.I. Cook, A. O’Donnell, J. Lough, P. Grierson, and P. Baker, 2015: Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. Environ. Res. Lett., 10, no. 12, 124002, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124002.

Pascolini-Campbell, M.A., R. Seager, D.S. Gutzler, B.I. Cook, and D. Griffin, 2015: Causes of interannual to decadal variability of Gila River streamflow over the past century. J. Hydrol. Reg. Stud., 3, 494-508, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.02.013.

Puma, M., S. Bose, S.Y. Chon, and B. Cook, 2015: Assessing the evolving fragility of the global food system. Environ. Res. Lett., 10, no. 2, 024007, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024007.

Seager, R., A. Hooks, A.P. Williams, B.I. Cook, J. Nakamura, and N. Henderson, 2015: Climatology, variability and trends in United States vapor pressure deficit, an important fire-related meteorological quantity. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 54, no. 6, 1121-1141, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0321.1.

Smerdon, J.E., B.I. Cook, E.R. Cook, and R. Seager, 2015: Bridging past and future climate across paleoclimatic reconstructions, observations, and models: A hydroclimate case study. J. Climate, 28, no. 8, 3212-3231, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00417.1.

Williams, A.P., R.E. Schwartz, S. Iacobellis, R. Seager, B.I. Cook, C.J. Still, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen, 2015: Urbanization causes increased cloud-base height and decreased fog in coastal southern California. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, no. 5, 1527-1536, doi:10.1002/2015GL063266.

Williams, A.P., R. Seager, J.T. Abatzoglou, B.I. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, and E.R. Cook, 2015: Contribution of anthropogenic warming to California drought during 2012-2014. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, no. 16, 6819-6828, doi:10.1002/2015GL064924.


Ballard, T., R. Seager, J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, A.J. Ray, B. Rajagopalan, Y. Kushnir, J. Nakamura, and N. Henderson, 2014: Hydroclimate variability and change in the Prairie Pothole Region, the "Duck Factory" of North America. Earth Interact., 18, no. 14, 1-28, doi:10.1175/EI-D-14-0004.1.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and J.E. Smerdon, 2014: The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, no. 20, 7298-7305, doi:10.1002/2014GL061661.

Cook, B.I., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, and S. Coats, 2014: Global warming and 21st century drying. Clim. Dyn., 43, no. 9-10, 2607-2627, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2075-y.

Cook, B.I., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, and E.R. Cook, 2014: Pan-continental droughts in North America over the last millennium. J. Climate, 27, no. 1, 383-397, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00100.1.

Pederson, N., J.M. Dyer, R.W. McEwan, A.E. Hessl, C.J. Mock, D.A. Orwig, H.E. Rieder, and B.I. Cook, 2014: The legacy of episodic climatic events in shaping temperate, broadleaf forests. Ecol. Monogr., 84, no. 4, 599-620, doi:10.1890/13-1025.1.

Schmidt, G.A., J.D. Annan, P.J. Bartlein, B.I. Cook, E. Guilyardi, J.C. Hargreaves, S.P. Harrison, M. Kageyama, A.N. LeGrande, B. Konecky, S. Lovejoy, M.E. Mann, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Risi, D. Thompson, A. Timmermann, L.-B. Tremblay, and P. Yiou, 2014: Using paleo-climate comparisons to constrain future projections in CMIP5. Clim. Past, 10, 221-250, doi:10.5194/cp-10-221-2014.

Seager, R., D. Neelin, I. Simpson, H. Liu, N. Henderson, T. Shaw, Y. Kushnir, M. Ting, and B. Cook, 2014: Dynamical and thermodynamical causes of large-scale changes in the hydrological cycle over North America in response to global warming. J. Climate, 27, no. 20, 7921-7948, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00153.1.

Shukla, S.P., M.J. Puma, and B.I. Cook, 2014: The response of the South Asian Summer Monsoon circulation to intensified irrigation in global climate model simulations. Clim. Dyn., 42, no. 1-2, 21-36, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1786-9.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, and T.J. Davies, 2014: Progress towards an interdisciplinary science of plant phenology: Building predictions across space, time and species diversity. New Phytol., 201, no. 4, 1156-1162, doi:10.1111/nph.12599.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, K.K. McLauchlan, and T.J. Davies, 2014: Temporal ecology in the Anthropocene. Ecol. Lett., 17, no. 11, 1365-1379, doi:10.1111/ele.12353.


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. Glob. Environ. Change A, 23, 774-781, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.03.003.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, and R. Seager, 2013: Stationarity of the tropical Pacific teleconnection to North America in CMIP5/PMIP3 model simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4927-4932, doi:10.1002/grl.50938.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, B.I. Cook, and J.F. González-Rouco, 2013: Megadroughts in Southwestern North America in millennium-length ECHO-G simulations and their comparison to proxy drought reconstructions. J. Climate, 26, 7635-7649, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00603.1.

Cook, B.I., and S. Pau, 2013: A global assessment of long-term greening and browning trends in pasture lands using the GIMMS LAI3g dataset. Remote Sens., 5, 2492-2512, doi:10.3390/rs5052492.

Cook, B.I., and R. Seager, 2013: The response of the North American Monsoon to increased greenhouse gas forcing. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, no. 4, 1690-1699, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50111.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, R.L. Miller, and J.A. Mason, 2013: Intensification of North American megadroughts through surface and dust aerosol forcing. J. Climate, 26, 4414-4430, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00022.1.

Davies, T.J., E.M. Wolkovich, N.J.B. Kraft, N. Salamin, J.M. Allen, T.R. Ault, J.L. Betancourt, K. Bolmgren, E.E. Cleland, B.I. Cook, T.M. Crimmins, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, S. Pau, J. Regetz, M.D. Schwartz, and S.E. Travers, 2013: Phylogenetic conservatism in plant phenology. J. Ecol., 101, 1520-1530, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12154.

Krakauer, N.Y., M.J. Puma, and B.I. Cook, 2013: Impacts of soil-aquifer heat and water fluxes on simulated global climate. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1963-1974, doi:10.5194/hess-17-1963-2013.

Mazer, S.J., S.E. Travers, B.I. Cook, T.J. Davies, K. Bolmgren, N.J.B. Kraft, N. Salamin, and D.W. Inouye, 2013: Flowering date of taxonomic families predicts phenological sensitivity to temperature: Implications for forecasting the effects of climate change on unstudied taxa. Amer. J. Bot., 100, 1381-1397, doi:10.3732/ajb.1200455.

Pau, S., E.M. Wolkowich, B.I. Cook, C.J. Nytch, J. Regetz, J.K. Zimmerman, and S.J. Wright, 2013: Clouds and temperature drive dynamic changes in tropical flower production. Nature Clim. Change, 3, 838-842, doi:10.1038/nclimate1934.

Puma, M.J., R.D. Koster, and B.I. Cook, 2013: Phenological versus meteorological controls on land-atmosphere water and carbon fluxes. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 118, no. 1, 14-29, doi:10.1029/2012JG002088.

Seager, R., M. Ting, C. Li, N. Naik, B. Cook, J. Nakamura, and H. Liu, 2013: Projections of declining surface-water availability for the southwestern United States. Nature Clim. Change, 3, 582-486, doi:10.1038/nclimate1787.

Wolkovich, E.M., T.J. Davies, H. Schaefer, E.E. Cleland, B.I. Cook, S.E. Travers, C.G. Willis, and C.C. Davis, 2013: Temperature-dependent shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. Amer. J. Bot., 100, 1407-1421, doi:10.3732/ajb.1200478.


Cook, B.I., K.J. Anchukaitis, J.O. Kaplan, M.J. Puma, M. Kelley, and D. Gueyffier, 2012: Pre-Columbian deforestation as an amplifier of drought in Mesoamerica. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16706, doi:10.1029/2012GL052565.

Cook, B.I., A.R. Bell, K.J. Anchukaitis, and B.M. Buckley, 2012: Snow cover and precipitation impacts on dry season streamflow in the Lower Mekong Basin. J. Geophys. Res., 117, no. D16, D16116, doi:10.1029/2012JD017708.

Cook, B.I., E.B. Wolkovich, T.J. Davies, T.R. Ault, J.L. Betancourt, J.M. Allen, K. Bolmgren, E.E. Cleland, T.M. Crimmins, N.J.B. Kraft, L.T. Lancaster, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, S. Pau, J. Regetz, N. Salamin, M.D. Schwartz, and S.E. Travers, 2012: Sensitivity of spring phenology to warming across temporal and spatial climate gradients in two independent databases. Ecosystems, 15, 1283-1294, doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9584-5.

Cook, B.I., E.M. Wolkovich, and C. Parmesan, 2012: Divergent responses to spring and winter warming drive community level flowering trends. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 109, 9000-9005, doi:10.1073/pnas.1118364109.

McCabe, G.J., T.R. Ault, B.I. Cook, J.L. Betancourt, and M.D. Schwartz, 2012: Influences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on the timing of the North American spring. Int. J. Climatol., 32, 2301-2310, doi:10.1002/joc.3400.

Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, J.M. Allen, T.M. Crimmins, J.L. Betancourt, S.E. Travers, S. Pau, J. Regetz, T.J. Davies, N.J.B. Kraft, T.R. Ault, K. Bolmgren, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, N. Salamin, M.D. Schwartz, and E.E. Cleland, 2012: Warming experiments underpredict plant phenological responses to climate change. Nature, 485, 494-497, doi:10.1038/nature11014.


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: A letter. Climatic Change, 106, 691-698, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0064-2.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: Forced and unforced variability of twentieth century North American droughts and pluvials. Clim. Dyn., 37, 1097-1110, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0897-9.

Cook, B.I., M.J. Puma, and N.Y. Krakauer, 2011: Irrigation induced surface cooling in the context of modern and increased greenhouse gas forcing. Clim. Dyn., 37, 1587-1600, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0932-x.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: Atmospheric circulation anomalies during two persistent North American droughts: 1932-1939 and 1948-1957. Clim. Dyn., 36, 2339-2355, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0807-1.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: On the causes and dynamics of the early twentieth century North American pluvial. J. Climate, 24, 5043-5060, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4201.1.

Cook, B.I., R. Seager, and R.L. Miller, 2011: The impact of devegetated dune fields on North American climate during the late Medieval Climate Anomaly. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14704, doi:10.1029/2011GL047566.

Pau, S., E.M. Wolkovich, B.I. Cook, T.J. Davies, N.J.B. Kraft, K. Bolmgren, J.L. Betancourt, and E.E. Cleland, 2011: Predicting phenology by integrating ecology, evolution and climate science. Glob. Change Biol., 17, 3633-3643, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02515.x.

Tierney, J.E., S.C. Lewis, B.I. Cook, A.N. LeGrande, and G.A. Schmidt, 2011: Model, proxy and isotopic perspectives on the East African Humid Period. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 307, 103-112, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.038.


Anchukaitis, K.J., B.M. Buckley, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, R.D. D'Arrigo, and C.M. Ammann, 2010: The influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22703, doi:10.1029/2010GL044843.

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, P.C. Huth, J.E. Thompson, and S.F. Smiley, 2010: A homogeneous record (1896-2006) of daily meteorology and climate at Mohonk Lake, New York. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 49, 544-555, doi:10.1175/2009JAMC2221.1.

Cook, B.I., A. Terando, and A. Steiner, 2010: Ecological forecasting under climatic data uncertainty: A case study in phenological modeling. Environ. Res. Lett., 5, 044014, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044014.

Krakauer, N.Y., B.I. Cook, and M.J. Puma, 2010: Contribution of soil moisture feedback to hydroclimatic variability. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 505-520.

Puma, M.J., and B.I. Cook, 2010: Effects of irrigation on global climate during the 20th century. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16120, doi:10.1029/2010JD014122.


Cook, B.I., and B.M. Buckley, 2009: Objective determination of monsoon season onset, withdrawal, and length. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D23109, doi:10.1029/2009JD012795.

Cook, B.I., R.L. Miller, and R. Seager, 2009: Amplification of the North American "Dust Bowl" drought through human induced land degradation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 106, 4997-5001, doi:10.1073/pnas.0810200106.

Sacks, W.J., B.I. Cook, N. Buenning, S. Levis, and J.H. Helkowski, 2009: Effects of global irrigation on the near-surface climate. Clim. Dyn., 33, 159-175, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0445-z.


Cook, B.I., G.B. Bonan, S. Levis, and H.E. Epstein, 2008: Rapid vegetation responses and feedbacks amplify climate model response to snow cover changes. Clim. Dyn., 30, 391-406, doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0296-z.

Cook, B.I., G.B. Bonan, S. Levis, and H.E. Epstein, 2008: The thermoinsulation effect of snow cover within a climate model. Clim. Dyn., 31, 107-124, doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0341-y.

Cook, B.I., R.L. Miller, and R. Seager, 2008: Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930s "Dust Bowl" drought. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08710, doi:10.1029/2008GL033486.

Hui, W.J., B.I. Cook, S. Ravi, J.D. Fuentes, and P. D'Odorico, 2008: Dust-rainfall feedbacks in the West African Sahel. Water Resour. Res., 44, W05202, doi:10.1029/2008WR006885.


Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, P.C. Huth, J.E. Thompson, A. Forster, and D. Smiley, 2007: A cross-taxa phenological dataset from Mohonk Lake, NY and its relationship to climate. Int. J. Climatol., 28, 1369-1383, doi:10.1002/joc.1629.


Cook, B.I., G. Bonan, and S. Levis, 2006: Soil moisture feedbacks to precipitation in southern Africa. J. Climate, 19, 4198-4206, doi:10.1175/JCLI3856.1.


Buckley, B.M., B.I. Cook, A. Bhattacharyya, D. Dukpa, and V. Chaudhary, 2005: Global surface temperature signals in pine ring-width chronologies from southern monsoon Asia. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L20704, doi:10.1029/2005GL0234745.

Cook, B.I., T.M. Smith, and M.E. Mann, 2005: The North Atlantic Oscillation and regional phenology prediction over Europe. Glob. Change Biol., 11, 1-8, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.00960.x.


Cook, B.I., M.E. Mann, P. D'Odorico, and T.M. Smith, 2004: Statistical simulation of the NAO on European winter surface temperatures: applications to phenological modeling. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D16106, doi:10.1029/2003JD004305.

L'Heureux, M.L., M.E. Mann, B.I. Cook, B.E. Gleason, and R.S. Vose, 2004: Atmospheric circulation influences on seasonal precipitation patterns in Alaska during the latter 20th century. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D06106, doi:10.1029/2003JDO03845.


Cook, E.R., J.G. Palmer, B.I. Cook, A. Hogg, and R.D. D'Arrigo, 2002: A multi-millennial palaeoclimatic resource from Lagarostrobos colensoi tree-rings at Oroko Swamp, New Zealand. Glob. Planet. Change, 33, 209-220, doi:10.1016/S0921-8181(02)00078-4.

+ Return to Authors List