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Kyle Mankin
Water Management and Systems Research
Research Leader

Phone: (970) 492-7401
Fax: (970) 492-7408

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Projects
Improving Resiliency of Semi-Arid Agroecosystems and Watersheds to Change and Disturbance through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441606
Improving Crop Performance and Precision Irrigation Management in Semi-Arid Regions through Data-Driven Research, AI, and Integrated Models
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441925
Colorado South Platte River Basin CEAP - Establishment of Monitoring and Modeling Foundation
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 444296
Natural Carbon Sinks in Grass and Cropland
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 442708
Improve Irrigation Management with Remote Sensing Technology
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 438032
Development of Data and Tools to Support Precision Dryland Farming
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 439792
Process Modeling, Machine Learning, and Computational Tools for Watershed Modeling from Fire to Field
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440320
Evaluating the Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) Watershed Versus Other Models in Snow-dominated Systems
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 441153
Great Plains Wheat Stem Sawfly Coalition - North Dakota State University
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444112
Great Plains Wheat Stem Sawfly Coalition - Univ Nebraska
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444113
Great Plains Wheat Stem Sawfly Coalition - Montana State Univ
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444530
Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of Agrohydrological Variability in the Water-limited Great Plains
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444808
Great Plains Wheat Stem Sawfly Coalition - Colorado State Univ
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 445021
FY23 Conservation Effects Assessment Project - Colorado South Platte River Establishment
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 445908

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Estimating changes in streamflow attributable to wildfire in multiple watersheds using a conceptual watershed model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Making better decisions, 2023 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials - (Experiment Station)
Jones-Diamonds, S., Mason, E., Asfeld, E., Harrington, J., Marler, A., Meyer, R., Mattes, M., Caswell, K., Stromberger, J., Nachappa, P., Osterholzer, A., Larson, K., Mankin, K.R., Kleinman, P.J., Pettinger, B., Brummer, J., Wondifraw, M., Roberts, R., Pottorff, L., Landers, C., Schipanski, M., Stewart, C.E., Miner, G.S., Fonte, S., Migliano, L., West, M., Wasserman-Olin, R., Hill, R., Erker, B. 2024. Making better decisions, 2023 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials. Colorado State University Extension Publication. 54pp.
Long-Term soil change in the U.S. Great Plains: An evaluation of the Haas soil archive Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Calderon, F.J., Clemensen, A.K., Durso, L.M., Duttenhefner, J.L., Eberly, J.O., Halvorson, J.J., Jin, V.L., Mankin, K.R., Margenot, A.J., Stewart, C.E., Van Pelt, R.S., Vigil, M.F. 2024. Long-Term soil change in the U.S. Great Plains: An evaluation of the Haas soil archive. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 7,e20502. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20502.
Winter wheat crop models improve growth simulation by including phenological response to water-deficit stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, K.R., Edmunds, D.A., McMaster, G.S., Fox, F.A., Wagner, L.E., Green, T.R. 2023. Winter wheat crop models improve growth simulation by including phenological response to water-deficit stress. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. 29:235-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10666-023-09939-5.
Dryland winter wheat production and its relationship to fine-scale soil carbon heterogeneity - a case study in the US Central High Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramírez, P.B., Calderón, F.J., Vigil, M.F., Mankin, K.R., Poss, D.J., Fonte, S.J. 2023. Dryland winter wheat production and its relationship to fine-scale soil carbon heterogeneity - a case study in the US Central High Plains. Agronomy. 13(10). Article e2600. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13102600.
Wildfire and climate change amplify knowledge gaps linking mountain source-water systems and agricultural water supply in the western United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnard, D.M., Green, T.R., Mankin, K.R., DeJonge, K.C., Rhoades, C.C., Kampf, S., Giovando, J., Wilkins, M., Mahood, A.L., Sears, M., Comas, L.H., Gleason, S.M., Zhang, H., Fassnacht, S.R., Harmel, R.D., Altenhofen, J. 2023. Wildfire and climate change amplify knowledge gaps linking mountain source-water systems and agricultural water supply in the western United States. Agricultural Water Management. 286. Article e108377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2023.108377.
Wildfire burn severity affects postfire shifts in evapotranspiration in subalpine forests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, K.R., Patel, R.P. 2023. Wildfire burn severity affects postfire shifts in evapotranspiration in subalpine forests. Journal of Natural Resources and Agricultural Ecosystems. 1(1): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.13031/jnrae.15438.
Perspective: Current and future research directions in understanding streambank erosion phenomena Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro-Bolinaga, C., Mittelstet, A., Mankin, K.R. 2023. Perspective: Current and future research directions in understanding streambank erosion phenomena. Journal of the ASABE. 66(5):1223-1228. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.15613.
2022 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials - (Research Technical Update)
Jones-Diamond, S., Mason, E., Asfeld, E., Meyer, R., Mattes, M., Larson, K., Mankin, K.R., Pettinger, B., Nachappa, P., Brummer, J., Talbert, C., Stromberg, J., Roberts, R., Wardle, E., Trujillo, W., Pottorff, L., West, M., Osterholzer, A., Erker, B., Brown, A. 2023. 2022 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials. Colorado State University Technical Report. TR23-3: p. 1-58.
A vision for integrated, collaborative solutions to critical water and food challenges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elias, E.H., Tsegaye, T.D., Hapeman, C.J., Mankin, K.R., Kleinman, P.J., Cosh, M.H., Peck, D.E., Coffin, A.W., Archer, D.W., Alfieri, J.G., Anderson, M.C., Baffaut, C., Baker, J.M., Bingner, R.L., Bjorneberg, D.L., Bryant, R.B., Gao, F.N., Gao, S., Heilman, P., Knipper, K.R., Kustas, W.P., Leytem, A.B., Locke, M.A., McCarty, G.W., McElrone, A.J., Moglen, G.E., Moriasi, D.N., OShaughnessy, S.A., Reba, M.L., Rice, P.J., Silber-Coats, N., Wang, D., White, M.J., Dombrowski, J.E. 2023. A vision for integrated, collaborative solutions to critical water and food challenges. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 78(3):63A-68A. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2023.1220A.
A win-win - (Popular Publication)
Spatial soil moisture regimes measured over two decades in a dryland field show effects of conversion from wheat-fallow to perennial vegetation - (Abstract Only)
Wind erosion potential from stover harvest in the Central Plains: Measurements and simulations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tatarko, J., Presley, D., Mankin, K.R. 2022. Wind erosion potential from stover harvest in the Central Plains: Measurements and simulations. Soil & Tillage Research. 224. Article e105486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2022.105486.
2021 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials - (Research Technical Update)
Jones-Diamond, S., Johnson, J., Mason, E., Asfeld, E., Stromberger, J., Tyler, R., Meyer, R., Trujillo, W., Kaan, D., Ballard, T., Fickenscher, B., Larson, K., Mankin, K.R., Pettinger, B., Nachappa, P., Peirce, E., Roberts, R., LoGrasso, O., Pottorff, L., Miner, G.S., Delgado, J.A., Ippolito, J., Kluth, D., Stewart, C.E., Erker, B., Westra, E., Gaines, T. 2022. 2021 Colorado winter wheat variety performance trials. Technical Report TR 21-3 2021 Wheat Field Days Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University Extension. 56p.
Upper Rio Grande Basin water-resource status and trends: Focus area study review and synthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, K.R., Rumsey, C.A., Sexstone, G.A., Ivahnenko, T.I., Houston, N.A., Chavarria, S.B., Senay, G.B., Foster, L., Thomas, J.V., Flickinger, A.K., Galanter, A.E., Moeser, C.D., Welborn, T., Pedraza, D.E., Lamber, P.M. 2022. Upper Rio Grande Basin water-resource status and trends: Focus area study review and synthesis. Journal of the ASABE. 65(4):881-901. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14964.
Integrating streambank erosion with overland and ephemeral gully models improves stream sediment yield simulation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, K.R., Modala, N.R. 2022. Integrating streambank erosion with overland and ephemeral gully models improves stream sediment yield simulation. Journal of the ASABE. 65(4):763-778. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14840.
Hydrologic effects of fire in a sub-alpine watershed: AgES outperforms previous PRMS simulations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, K.R., Wells, R.M., Kipka, H., Green, T.R., Barnard, D.M. 2022. Hydrologic effects of fire in a sub-alpine watershed: AgES outperforms previous PRMS simulations. Transactions of the ASABE. 65(4):751-762. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14881.
Precision mapping technology in dryland cropping system - (Proceedings)
Mikha, M.M., Barnard, D.M., Mankin, K.R. 2022. Precision mapping technology in dryland cropping system. Proceedings Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference.
An overview of the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices for water quality improvement Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yuan, Y., Book, R., Mankin, K.R., Koropeckyj-Cox, L., Christianson, L.E., Messer, T.L., Christianson, R.D. 2022. An overview of the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices for water quality improvement. Journal of the ASABE. 65(2):419-426. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14503.
2021 Colorado corn variety performance trials - (Research Technical Update)
Jones-Diamond, S., Asfeld, E., Johnson, J., Cabot, P., Fry, J., Tanabe, K., Bartolo, M., Mankin, K.R., Difonzo, C., Roberts, R., Gutierrez-Castillo, D.E. 2022. 2021 Colorado corn variety performance trials. Colorado State University Technical Report. https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/csucrops/reports/corn/cornreport_2021.pdf
Understanding soil moisture regimes through analysis of long-term, spatially distributed data within a farm field: Implications for scaling and inference of hydrological fluxes - (Abstract Only)
Preferential flow in riparian buffers: Current research and future needs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heeren, D., Guertault, L., Mankin, K.R. 2021. Preferential flow in riparian buffers: Current research and future needs. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(6):1907-1911. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14732.
Fully distributed versus semi-distributed process simulation of a highly managed watershed with mixed land use and irrigation return flow Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valiya-Veettil, A., Green, T.R., Kipka, H., Arabi, M., Lighthart, N.P., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Clary, J. 2021. Fully distributed versus semi-distributed process simulation of a highly managed watershed with mixed land use and irrigation return flow. Environmental Modelling & Software. 140. Article e105000. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105000.
Modeling maize production under growth-stage based deficit irrigation management with RZQWM2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Ma, L., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Han, M., Trout, T.J. 2021. Modeling maize production under growth-stage based deficit irrigation management with RZQWM2. Agricultural Water Management. 248. Article e106767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.106767.
Supplemental Table for "Review of filter strip performance and function for improving water quality from agricultural lands" Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2021. Supplemental Table for "Review of filter strip performance and function for improving water quality from agricultural lands". Transactions of the ASABE. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14169.
Review of filter strip performance and function for improving water quality from agricultural lands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Helmers, M.J., Harmel, R.D. 2021. Review of filter strip performance and function for improving water quality from agricultural lands. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(2):659-674. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14169.
Intercomparison of bias-correction data sources and their influence on watershed-specific downscaling climate projections Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheshukov, A.Y., Gao, J., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Yen, H. 2021. Intercomparison of bias-correction data sources and their influence on watershed-specific downscaling climate projections. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(1):203-220. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14061.
Simulating hydrologic effects of wildfire on a small sub-alpine watershed in New Mexico, U.S. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moeser, C.D., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2021. Simulating hydrologic effects of wildfire on a small sub-alpine watershed in New Mexico, U.S. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 64(1):137-150. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13938.
A comprehensive review of ephemeral gully erosion models Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Roy, S.K., Sheshukov, A.Y., Biswas, A., Gharabaghi, B., Binns, A., Rudra, R., Shrestha, N.K., Daggupati, P. 2020. A comprehensive review of ephemeral gully erosion models. Catena. 195. Article e104901. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104901.
Options for optimizing limited on-farm irrigation in the Northern Great Plains - (Popular Publication)
Comas, L.H., Gleason, S.M., Trout, T.J., Altenhofen, J., Zhang, H., DeJonge, K.C., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2020. Options for optimizing limited on-farm irrigation in the Northern Great Plains. Colorado Water Magazine. 37(2):10-11. Available: https://watercenter.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/07/ColoradoWater_V37-2.pdf.
Advances in the science and technology of simulating water, nutrient, soil and plant interactions and dynamics in space and time - (Abstract Only)
A vision for water-limited agroecological systems research - (Abstract Only)
Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Barnard, D.M., Comas, L.H., DeJonge, K.C., Gleason, S.M., Green, T.R., Zhang, H. 2020. A vision for water-limited agroecological systems research. Meeting Abstract.
Global water security: Current research and priorities for action Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ale, S., Harmel, R.D., Nejadhashemi, P.A., DeJonge, K.C., Irmak, S., Chaubey, I., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2020. Global water security: Current research and priorities for action. Transactions of the ASABE. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13839.
DPSIR-ESA vulnerability assessment (Deva) framework: Synthesis, foundational overview, and expert case studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anandhi, A., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Srivastava, P., Aiken, R.M., Leung, L., Chaubey, I., Senay, G. 2020. DPSIR-ESA vulnerability assessment (Deva) framework: Synthesis, foundational overview, and expert case studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(3):741-752. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13516.
Navigating the publication process: An ASABE journals’ perspective Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fox, G.A., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Muthukumarappan, K., Zhu, J., Walker, J.C. 2019. Navigating the publication process: An ASABE journals’ perspective. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(5):1147-1153. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.13275.
Wetland ecosystem resiliency: Protecting and restoring valuable ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Messer, T.L., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Nelson, N.G., Etheridge, J.R. 2019. Wetland ecosystem resiliency: Protecting and restoring valuable ecosystems. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(6):1541-1543. https://doi.org//10.13031/trans.13578.
Would it help? Distributed Measurements in a Small Agricultural Catchment Support Spatial Complexity of Soil Hydrologic Modeling - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N.P., Nezat, C.J., Edmunds, D.A., David, O., Barnard, D., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Would it help? Distributed Measurements in a Small Agricultural Catchment Support Spatial Complexity of Soil Hydrologic Modeling. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Geospatial scaling of runoff and erosion modeling in the Chihuahuan Desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ball, G.P., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Geospatial scaling of runoff and erosion modeling in the Chihuahuan Desert. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 35(5):733-743. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.13275.
Long-term (1986-2015) water use characterization over the upper Rio Grande basin using Landsat-based evapotranspiration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Senay, G.B., Schauer, M., Velpuri, N.M., Singh, R.K., Kagone, S., Friedrichs, M., Litvak, M.E., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Long-term (1986-2015) water use characterization over the upper Rio Grande basin using Landsat-based evapotranspiration. Remote Sensing. 11(13):1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11131587.
Using canopy stomatal conductance calculated from remotely sensed plant parameters to determine plant water status. - (Abstract Only)
Wenz, J., Comas, L.H., Altenhofen, J., Willi, K., Zhang, H., Gleason, S.M., Chavez, J., DeJonge, K.C., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Using canopy stomatal conductance calculated from remotely sensed plant parameters to determine plant water status. Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days. http://hydrologydays.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/HD-2019_Program-FINAL.pdf.
Uncertainty of hydrologic processes caused by bias-corrected CMIP5 climate change projections with alternative historical data sources Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, J., Sheshukov, A.Y., Yen, H., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2018. Uncertainty of hydrologic processes caused by bias-corrected CMIP5 climate change projections with alternative historical data sources. Journal of Hydrology. 568:551-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.10.041.