THURE E CERLING portrait
  • Chair Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • Distinguished Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics
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Research Statement

My research is in geochemistry of processes occurring at near Earth's surface and the geological record of ecological change. My research includes the isotope physiology and diets of modern mammals as well as the history of diets of different mammalian lineages extending over millions of years. I am also interested in the geology of Old World paleoanthropologic sites, such as are found in the Turkana Basin in East Africa and other Rif Valley sites. I study modern soils, lakes, and ecosystems in an effort to apply isotope systematics to understand the evolution of ecosystems, monsoons, and the atmosphere over geological time scales. By using isotopes produced by cosmic rays in situ in rocks my research group studies the evolution of the landscapes over the last 1 million years. I am also involved in environmental studies, including the use of tritium and helium as hydrological tracers, and in understanding contaminant migration in surface or groundwaters.

Presentations

  • HAIR: History of Animals using Isotope Records. ZOOM lecture. University of Delaware. , Presented, 2020.
  • HAIR: History of Animals using Isotope Records. ZOOM lecture. Carleton College. , Presented, 2020.
  • CH4/CO2 ratios and isotope enrichment between diet and breath in mammals. Society for Vertebrate Paleontology (ZOOM). , Presented, 2020.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. ETH - Zurich. , Presented, 2019.
  • New archive of Holocene and Pleistocene climate and ecologic change. ETH – Zurich. , Presented, 2019.
  • Yellowstone – Geology and Art. U Utah. Taft-Nicholson Center. Lakeview, Montana. , Presented, 2019.
  • Ivory, Isotopes, Interpol – a detective story. U Utah. Taft-Nicholson Center. Lakeview, Montana. , Presented, 2019.
  • Ivory, Isotopes, Interpol – a detective story. University of Utah - Chemistry Department. , Presented, 2019.
  • Ivory, Isotopes, Interpol – a detective story. Frontiers of Science. University of Utah. , Presented, 2019.
  • Ivory, Isotopes, Interpol – a detective story. US Fish and Wildlife. Falls Church, Virginia. , Presented, 2018.
  • Holocene ecologic change on the Colorado Plateau inferred from a laminated pedogenic carbonate record. American Geophysical Union. Washington DC. , Presented, 2018.
  • Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Committee of Earth Resources – National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington DC. , Presented, 2018.
  • HAIR – History of Animals using Isotope Record: Ecology and Forensics. Turkana Basin Institute – Turkwell. , Presented, 2018.
  • Kids and Goats for Elephants. MPESA Academy (High School). Thika, Kenya. , Presented, 2018.
  • Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. U.S. House of Representatives – Committee on Education and the Workforce. Washington DC. , Presented, 2018.
  • Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. U.S. Senate – Committee on Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions. Washington DC. , Presented, 2018.
  • Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. NIOSH and MSHA. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington DC. , Presented, 2018.
  • Isotopes in Environmental Forensics. Plenary Lecture. International Network of Environmental Forensics – 2018. Salt lake City. , Presented, 2018.
  • Diet Changes in the Plio-Pleistocene of East Africa. American Geophysical Union. New Orleans. , Presented, 2017.
  • Cosmic ray dating in Western USA. Department of Physics and Astronomy. U Utah. , Presented, 2017.
  • Collaborative Science – some thoughts on practice. President’s Medal – Geological Society of America. Seattle. , Presented, 2017.
  • New approaches to understanding early hominin diets. Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Helsinki, Finland. , Presented, 2017.
  • Stable isotopes in the Turkana Basin. ECHOES Workshop. Helsinki, Finland. 3 September. , Presented, 2017.
  • Exploring human origins using stable isotopes. Isotopes 2017: The Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Stable Isotope Sciences. Ascona, Switzerland. , Presented, 2017.
  • Stable isotope answers to problems of biological and terrestrial records. HiRes17. Madison, Wisconsin. , Presented, 2017.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. U California Davis. 31 May. , Presented, 2017.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. Texas A & M. 24 February. , Presented, 2017.
  • Isotope forensics and the illegal trade in ivory. Houston Museum of Natural History. , Presented, 2017.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. University of Nebraska. , Presented, 2016.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. Utah Paleontological Society. , Presented, 2016.
  • Isotopes forensics – geolocation using Sr-isotopes. INTERPOL. Johannesburg. , Presented, 2016.
  • Isotopes forensics – dating ivory with 14C. CITES – CoP17. Johannesburg. , Presented, 2016.
  • History of Animals using Isotope Records. École Normale Supérieure - Lyon, France. , Presented, 2016.
  • Isotopes in wildlife forensics – Dating using 14C. INTERPOL. Lyon, France. , Presented, 2016.
  • THURE E CERLING (2016) Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. CEREGE – Aix-en-Provence, France. , Presented, 2016.
  • Tracking salmon using strontium isotopes. Vernal Community Center. , Presented, 2016.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. Arizona State University. 30 March. , Presented, 2016.
  • HAIR – History of Animals using Isotope Records. Arizona State University. , Presented, 2016.
  • HAIR – History of Animals using Isotope Records. Iowa State University. , Presented, 2016.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. Iowa State University. , Presented, 2016.
  • Environments of Human Evolution: The Isotope Evidence. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. , Presented, 2015.
  • How hot is it, anyway? Temperatures of early hominid environments in East Africa. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore. , Presented, 2015.
  • NEXUS 1492: Diet change through time. Quai Branley Museum, Paris. , Presented, 2015.
  • Isoscapes of North America - Evolution of grazing, mixed feeding, and browsing in Africa over 4 Ma. Grasslands Workshop. Santa Fe Institute. , Presented, 2015.
  • IVORY: Isotope Verification Of Region and Year. Elephant Conservation Summit, Jackson Hole. , Presented, 2015.
  • Training program for research in hominin evolution. African Rift Valley Research Consortium. Cleveland. , Presented, 2015.
  • Isotopes in Wildlife Forensics - Migration and movement. Society for Wildlife Forensics Science. Missoula Montana. , Presented, 2015.
  • HAIR – History of Animals using Isotope Records. National Research Council. , Presented, 2015.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. UC Santa Cruz. . , Presented, 2015.
  • Early hominin diets. National Academy of Sciences. Washington DC. , Presented, 2015.
  • Early hominin diets - the stable isotope evidence. National Museums of Kenya. , Presented, 2015.
  • Geological evidence for C4 photosynthesis. American Geophysical Union. , Presented, 2016.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Kenya
    Field work throughout Kenyan National Parks and National Museums. Coast, Rift Valley, Northern Frontier, Samburu, Aberdares, Mt Kenya, Nairobi, Nakuru, Marsabit, Baringo, Mara, Tsavo. Geology and Conservation Ecology. Human evolution studies.
  • South Africa
    Sabbatical in Cape Town (2004-2005). Field work in western Coast region. Paleontology, Geology.
  • Argentina
    Field work in glacial geology from Tierra del Fuego to Mendoza. Cosmogenic dating of volcanoes. Studies of tuff correlation (Tucamon region), and Neogene studies. Studies of Great American Interchange, Buenos Aires region. Geology.
  • India
    Field work in the Siwaliks with collaborations at Chandigarh University; also field work near Jabalpur in the Deccan Region.
  • Pakistan
    Field work in the Siwaliks near Pabbi Hills to Salt Range. Geology.
  • Ethiopia
    Field work in the Awash, lower Omo Valley, and Rift valley. Geology and Conservation Ecology.
  • Antarctica
    I have done field work in Antarctica in 1987 and it continues to be of interest. Geology, Ice studies. Cosmogenic nuclides.
  • Uganda
    Studies of vegetation at landscape scale and conservation biology, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kibale region. Geology and Conservation Biology.
  • Malawi
    Scientific cruise of Lake Malawi (1996) to study sediment cores in deepest parts of lake. Limnology, geochemistry.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Field work in Rift Valley from Bakavu to Beni. Nyriagongo volcano, Kahuzi-Biego National Park, Virunga National Park. Wildlife Conservation studies. Geology of active volcanoes.
  • Bolivia
    Paleontological and paleoecology of Miocene sediments in Salta region. Field work collaborating with National Museum.
  • Mongolia
    Field work in Lake Hovsgul region. Survey of waters and plants of northern Mongolia. Geology, isotope ecology.
  • Finland
    taught short course (multiple times) on isotope ecology at the University of Helsinki. Collaborating with Mikael Fortelius at the University of Helsinki.
  • China
    Field work in Sichuan province studying pandas. Wildlife conservation. Collaborations with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • France
    collaborations with the Ecole Normal Superiuere in Lyon. Mg- and Ca- isotopes in mammalian tissues. Paleontology studies.
  • Switzerland
    collaborations with the University of Lausanne and with the ETH-Zurich. Development of laboratory methods for stable isotope analysis.
  • Turkey
    studies of Miocene sediments near Pasalar and other sites in western Turkey. Geochemistry and Paleontology.
  • Australia
    collaborations with Michael Bird at James Cook University.

Publications

  • 284 National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (date unknown). Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Dust Exposures. (pp. 168). National Academy of Science Press. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Ehleringer JR, AH Thompson, D Podlesak, GJ Bowen, TE Cerling, T Park, P Dostie, H Schwarcz, 2009, A framework for the incorporation of isotopes and isoscapes in geospatial forensic application. In: (Editors JB West, GJ Bowen, KP Tu, TE Dawson) Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern and process on Earth through isotope mapping. Springer-Verlag. p. 357-388.. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Hobson KA, R Barnett-Johnson, TE Cerling, 2009, Using isoscapes to track animal migration. In: (Editors JB West, GJ Bowen, KP Tu, TE Dawson) Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern and process on Earth through isotope mapping. Springer-Verlag. p. 273-298.. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Climate, CO2, and the history of North American grasses since the Last Glacial Maximum. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 2(3), e1501346-e1501346. Accepted, .
  • Barnette, Janet E. (date unknown). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Accepted, .
  • Barnette, Janet E. (date unknown). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Climate, CO2, and the history of North American grasses since the Last Glacial Maximum. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 2(3), e1501346-e1501346. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Climate, CO2, and the history of North American grasses since the Last Glacial Maximum. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 2(3), e1501346-e1501346. Accepted, .
  • Barnette, Janet E. (date unknown). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Accepted, .
  • Brennan, Sean R. (date unknown). Strontium isotopes in otoliths of a non-migratory fish (slimy sculpin): Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Vol. 149, 32-45. Accepted, .
  • Smiley, Tara M. (date unknown). Small-mammal isotope ecology tracks climate and vegetation gradients across western North America. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Brennan, S. R. (date unknown). Strontium isotopes delineate fine-scale natal origins and migration histories of Pacific salmon. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 1(4), e1400124-e1400124. Accepted, .
  • Barnette, Janet E. (date unknown). The potential for application of ink stable isotope analysis in questioned document examination. Elsevier BV. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Dietary changes of large herbivores in the Turkana Basin, Kenya from 4 to 1 Ma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 112(37), 11467-11472. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). On the Environment of Aramis: Concerning Comment and Replies of August 2014. University of Chicago Press. Vol. 56(3), 445-446. Accepted, .
  • Bender, Richard L. (date unknown). Stable isotopes (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur), diet, and anthropometry in urban Colombian women: Investigating socioeconomic differences: Stable Isotopes and Diet in Colombian Women. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Chritz, Kendra L. (date unknown). Environments and trypanosomiasis risks for early herders in the later Holocene of the Lake Victoria basin, Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201423953. Accepted, .
  • Brennan, Sean R. (date unknown). Strontium isotopes in otoliths of a non-migratory fish (slimy sculpin): Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Vol. 149, 32-45. Accepted, .
  • Bender, Richard L. (date unknown). Stable isotopes (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur), diet, and anthropometry in urban Colombian women: Investigating socioeconomic differences: Stable Isotopes and Diet in Colombian Women. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Blumenthal, Scott A. (date unknown). Stable isotopic variation in tropical forest plants for applications in primatology: Kibale Plant Isotopes. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Eagle, Robert A. (date unknown). Isotopic ordering in eggshells reflects body temperatures and suggests differing thermophysiology in two Cretaceous dinosaurs. Nature Publishing Group. Vol. 6, 8296. Accepted, .
  • Saarinen, Juha (date unknown). A New Tooth Wear–Based Dietary Analysis Method for Proboscidea (Mammalia). Informa UK Limited. e918546. Accepted, .
  • Zazzo, A. (date unknown). Isotopic composition of sheep wool records seasonality of climate and diet: Seasonal isotopic composition of sheep wool. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 29(15), 1357-1369. Accepted, .
  • Kusaka, Soichiro (date unknown). Carbon isotope ratios of human tooth enamel record the evidence of terrestrial resource consumption during the Jomon period, Japan: CARBON ISOTOPE RATIOS OF JOMON ENAMEL. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 158(2), 300-311. Accepted, .
  • Barnette, Janet E. (date unknown). The potential for application of ink stable isotope analysis in questioned document examination. Elsevier BV. Accepted, .
  • Miller, Olivia L. (date unknown). Evaluating the use of strontium isotopes in tree rings to record the isotopic signal of dust deposited on the Wasatch Mountains. Elsevier BV. Vol. 50, 53-65. Accepted, .
  • Hynek, Scott A. (date unknown). Cosmogenic 3He exposure ages of basalt flows in the northwestern Payún Matru volcanic field, Mendoza Province, Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 19, 67-75. Accepted, .
  • Bataille, Clement P. (date unknown). Strontium isotope variation and carbonate versus silicate weathering in rivers from across Alaska: Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Accepted, .
  • Blumenthal, Scott A. (date unknown). Stable isotope time-series in mammalian teeth: In situ δ18O from the innermost enamel layer. Elsevier BV. Vol. 124, 223-236. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). The Hair-Diet 13 C and 15 N Fractionation in Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus Based on a Control Diet Study. Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board. Vol. 51(1-2), 66-72. Accepted, .
  • Remien, Christopher H. (date unknown). Deconvolution of isotope signals from bundles of multiple hairs. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 175(3), 781-789. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Diet and Habitat of Siwalik Primates Indopithecus, Sivaladapis and Theropithecus. Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board. Vol. 51(1-2), 123-142. Accepted, .
  • Brown, Francis H. (date unknown). On the Environment of Aramis: A Comment on White in Domínguez-Rodrigo. University of Chicago Press. Vol. 55(4), 469-470. Accepted, .
  • Alemseged, Z. (date unknown). Reply to Fontes-Villalba et al: On a reluctance to conjecture about animal food consumption. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(43), E4056-E4056. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Fossil Mice and Rats Show Isotopic Evidence of Niche Partitioning and Change in Dental Ecomorphology Related to Dietary Shift in Late Miocene of Pakistan. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 8(8), e69308. Accepted, .
  • Alemseged, Z. (date unknown). Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10513-10518. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Fossil Mice and Rats Show Isotopic Evidence of Niche Partitioning and Change in Dental Ecomorphology Related to Dietary Shift in Late Miocene of Pakistan. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 8(8), e69308. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10507-10512. Accepted, .
  • Brown, F. H. (date unknown). Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10501-10506. Accepted, .
  • Brown, F. H. (date unknown). Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10501-10506. Accepted, .
  • Andanje, S. (date unknown). Bomb-curve radiocarbon measurement of recent biologic tissues and applications to wildlife forensics and stable isotope (paleo)ecology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(29), 11736-11741. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10507-10512. Accepted, .
  • Alemseged, Z. (date unknown). Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10513-10518. Accepted, .
  • Alemseged, Z. (date unknown). Reply to Fontes-Villalba et al: On a reluctance to conjecture about animal food consumption. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(43), E4056-E4056. Accepted, .
  • Andanje, S. (date unknown). Bomb-curve radiocarbon measurement of recent biologic tissues and applications to wildlife forensics and stable isotope (paleo)ecology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(29), 11736-11741. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T. E. (date unknown). Detecting intraannual dietary variability in wild mountain gorillas by stable isotope analysis of feces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 109(52), 21277-21282. Accepted, .
  • Tipple, Brett J. (date unknown). B-HIVE: Beeswax hydrogen isotopes as validation of environment, part II. Compound-specific hydrogen isotope analysis. Elsevier BV. Vol. 134(1), 494-501. Accepted, .
  • Ehleringer, James R. (date unknown). δ 2 H and δ 18 O of human body water: a GIS model to distinguish residents from non-residents in the contiguous USA. Informa UK Limited. Vol. 48(2), 259-279. Accepted, .
  • Quade, Jay (date unknown). Small mammal carbon isotope ecology across the Miocene–Pliocene boundary, northwestern Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 321-322, 177-188. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, T.E. (date unknown). Isotopically distinct modern carbonates in abandoned livestock corrals in northern Kenya. Elsevier BV. Vol. 39(7), 2198-2205. Accepted, .
  • Marchetti, D. W. (date unknown). Gravel-capped benches above northern tributaries of the Escalante River, south-central Utah. Geological Society of America. Vol. 8(4), 835-853. Accepted, .
  • Wagner, Janice D. (date unknown). Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotope Ratios in Body Water and Hair: Modeling Isotope Dynamics in Nonhuman Primates: Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotopes of Primates. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 74(7), 651-660. Accepted, .
  • Ehleringer, James R. (date unknown). Dietary Heterogeneity among Western Industrialized Countries Reflected in the Stable Isotope Ratios of Human Hair. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 7(3), e34234. Accepted, .
  • Harris, M. Scott (date unknown). Timing of glaciation and last glacial maximum paleoclimate estimates from the Fish Lake Plateau, Utah. Elsevier BV. Vol. 75(1), 183-195. Accepted, .
  • Uno, K. T. (date unknown). Diet of Paranthropus boisei in the early Pleistocene of East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 108(23), 9337-9341. Accepted, .
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K. (date unknown). Paleosol carbonates from the Omo Group: Isotopic records of local and regional environmental change in East Africa. Elsevier BV. Vol. 307(1-4), 75-89. Accepted, .
  • Erkkila, Brad R. (date unknown). B-HIVE: Beeswax hydrogen isotopes as validation of environment. Part I: Bulk honey and honeycomb stable isotope analysis. Elsevier BV. Vol. 125(2), 576-581. Accepted, .
  • Bowen, Gabriel J. (date unknown). Consistent predictable patterns in the hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios of animal proteins consumed by modern humans in the USA: Hydrogen and oxygen isotope patterns in US meats. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 25(24), 3713-3722. Accepted, .
  • Rinaldi, Fernando D. (date unknown). Worldwide stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes of Big Mac® patties: An example of a truly “glocal” food. Elsevier BV. Vol. 127(4), 1712-1718. Accepted, .
  • Levin, Naomi E. (date unknown). Stable Isotope Ecology in the Omo-Turkana Basin. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 20(6), 228-237. Accepted, .
  • Leakey, M. G. (date unknown). Late Miocene to Pliocene carbon isotope record of differential diet change among East African herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 108(16), 6509-6514. Accepted, .
  • Chesson, Lesley A. (date unknown). Spatial distributions of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotope ratios in human hair across the central United States. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 25(7), 861-868. Accepted, .
  • Levin, Naomi E. (date unknown). Woody cover and hominin environments in the past 6 million years. Nature Publishing Group. Vol. 476(7358), 51-56. Accepted, .
  • Chesson, Lesley A. (date unknown). Aberrant Water Homeostasis Detected by Stable Isotope Analysis. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 5(7), e11699. Accepted, .
  • Brown, F. H. (date unknown). High-temperature environments of human evolution in East Africa based on bond ordering in paleosol carbonates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 107(25), 11245-11249. Accepted, .
  • Quade, J. (date unknown). Comment on the Paleoenvironment of Ardipithecus ramidus. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 328(5982), 1105-1105. Accepted, .
  • Ehleringer, James R. (date unknown). Hydrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope Ratios of Milk in the United States. American Chemical Society (ACS). Vol. 58(4), 2358-2363. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Links between Purchase Location and Stable Isotope Ratios of Bottled Water, Soda, and Beer in the United States. American Chemical Society (ACS). Vol. 58(12), 7311-7316. Accepted, .
  • O'Grady, Shannon P. (date unknown). Accuracy and precision of a laser-spectroscopy approach to the analysis of δ 2 H and δ 18 O in human urine. Informa UK Limited. Vol. 46(4), 476-483. Accepted, .
  • Cerling, Thure E. (date unknown). Isotopic consequences of consumer food choice: Hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios in foods from fast food restaurants versus supermarkets. Elsevier BV. Vol. 119(3), 1250-1256. Accepted, .
  • Fernandez, Diego P. (date unknown). Composition, pre-eruptive zonation, and geochronologic significance of the ∼450ka Diamante Tuff, Andean Cordillera (34°S), Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 5(5), 591-601. Accepted, .
  • Sponheimer, M. (date unknown). Stable isotopes in fossil hominin tooth enamel suggest a fundamental dietary shift in the Pliocene. The Royal Society. Vol. 365(1556), 3389-3396. Accepted, .
  • Ehleringer JR, Covarrubias Avalos S, Tipple BJ, Valenzuela LO, Cerling TE (date unknown). Stable isotopes in hair reveal dietary protein sources with links to socioeconomic status and health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 117, 20044-20051. Accepted, .
  • Frederick, L (date unknown). Source identification of particulate metals/metalloids deposited in the San Juan River delta of Lake Powell, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. Vol. 230, doi.org/10.1007/s11270-019-4176-z. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Isotopic ordering in eggshells reflects body temperatures and suggests differing thermophysiology in two Cretaceous dinosaurs. Nature Communications 6: article 8296. doi:10.1038/ncomms9296. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Dietary changes of large herbivores in the Turkana Basin, Kenya from 4 to 1 million years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112: 11467-11472. Accepted, .
  • DeSantis, L (date unknown). Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions, climate change, and mesopredator dietary release. Current Biology. Vol. 29, 2488–2495. Accepted, .
  • Tacail, T (date unknown). Calcium isotopic patterns of weaning behavior in enamel of South African early hominins. Science Advances. Vol. 5, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax3250. Accepted, .
  • Blumenthal SA (date unknown). Blumenthal SA, KL Chritz, JM Rothman, TE Cerling, 2012, Detecting intra–annual dietary variability in wild mountain gorillas by stable isotope analysis of feces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109: 21277–21282. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1215782109. Accepted, .
  • Hu L, Fernandez DP, Cerling TE, Tipple BJ (date unknown). Fast exchange of strontium between hair and ambient water: Implication for isotopic analysis in provenance and forensic studies. PloS one. Vol. 15, e0233712. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Carbon isotope ratios of human tooth enamel record the evidence of terrestrial resource consumption during the Jomon period, Japan, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/ajpa.22775. Accepted, .
  • Hu, L (date unknown). Trace element concentrations in horn: endogenous levels in keratin and susceptibility to exogenous contamination. Chemosphere. Accepted, .
  • Brennan, SR (date unknown). Isotopes in teeth reveal a cryptic population of freshwater seals. Conservation Biology. Vol. 33, 1415-1425. Accepted, .
  • Manthi, FK (date unknown). Late-middle Pleistocene elephants from Natodomeri, Kenya and the disappearance of Elephas (Proboscidea, Mammalia) in Africa. Journal of Human Evolution. doi.org/10.1007/s10914-019-09474-9. Accepted, .
  • Blumenthal, SA (date unknown). Isotopic records of climate seasonality in equid teeth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Vol. 260, 329–348. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Isotopic composition of sheep wool records seasonality of climate and diet. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29 (15): 1357-1369. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). On the environment of Aramis: Concerning comment and replies of August 2014. Current Anthropology 56: 445. Accepted, .
  • Hynek SA (date unknown). Hynek SA, BH Passey, JL Prado, FH Brown, TE Cerling, J Quade. 2012. Small mammal carbon isotope ecology across the Miocene–Pliocene boundary, northwestern Argentina. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 321–322: 177–188. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.038. Accepted, .
  • Macharia AN (date unknown). Macharia AN, KT Uno, TE Cerling, FH Brown, 2012, Isotopically distinct modern carbonates in abandoned livestock corrals in Northern Kenya. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 2198–2205. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Strontium isotopes delineate fine-scale natal origins and migration histories of Pacific salmon. Science Advances doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400124. Accepted, .
  • Tipple BJ (date unknown). Tipple BJ, LA Chesson, BR Erkkila, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer. 2012. B–HIVE: Beeswax Hydrogen Isotopes as Validation of Environment. Part II. Compound–specific hydrogen isotope analysis. Food Chemistry 134: 494–501. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.02.106. Accepted, .
  • Valenzuela LO (date unknown). Valenzuela LO, LA Chesson, GJ Bowen, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer, 2012. Dietary heterogeneity among western industrialized countries reflected in the stable isotope ratios of human hair. PLOS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0034234. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). A new tooth wear-based dietary analysis method for Proboscidea (Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.918546. Accepted, .
  • O'Grady SP (date unknown). O'Grady SP, LO Valenzuela, CH Remien, LE Enright, MJ Jorgensen, JR Kaplan, JD Wagner, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer, 2012, Hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios in body water and hair: modeling isotope dynamics in nonhuman primates. American Journal of Primatology 74: 651–660. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22019. Accepted, .
  • Huth, TE (date unknown). Bias in soil carbonate formation and its implications for interpreting high-resolution paleoarchives: evidence from southern Utah. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeochemistry. doi.org110.1029/2018JG004496. Accepted, .
  • Marchetti DW (date unknown). Marchetti DW, SA Hynek, TE Cerling, 2012, Gravel–capped benches above northern tributaries of the Escalante River, south–central Utah. Geosphere 8: 835–853. doi:10.1130/GES00772.1. Accepted, .
  • THURE E CERLING (date unknown). Environments and livestock disease risk of early herders in the later Holocene of the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 11(112):3674–3679, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423953112. Accepted, .
  • Manthi FK, Cerling TE, Chritz KL, Blumenthal SA (date unknown). Diets of mammalian fossil fauna from Kanapoi, northwestern Kenya. Journal of human evolution. Vol. 140, 102338. Accepted, .
  • Tejada JV, Flynn JJ, Antoine PO, Pacheco V, Salas-Gismondi R, Cerling TE (date unknown). Comparative isotope ecology of western Amazonian rainforest mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 117, 26263-26272. Accepted, .
  • Podlesak DW (date unknown). Podlesak DW, Bowen GJ, O'Grady S, Cerling TE, Ehleringer JR, 2012, δ2H and δ18O of human body water: a GIS model to distinguish residents from non-residents in the contiguous USA. Isotopes in environmental and health studies 48: 259-279. Accepted, .
  • Chesson LA (date unknown). Chesson LA, LO Valenzuela, GJ Bowen, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer, 2011. Consistent predictable patterns in the hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios of animal proteins consumed by modern humans in the USA. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 3713–3722. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.5283. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Chesson LA, DW Podlesak, BR Erkkila, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer, 2009, Isotopic consequences of consumer food choice: hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios in foods from fast food restaurants versus supermarkets. Food Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.07.046. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Chesson LA, JR Ehleringer, TE Cerling, 2009, American fast food isn't all-corn based. Proc. National Acad. Sci. 106: E8. doi 10.1073 pnas.0811787106. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Bowen GJ, JR Ehleringer, L Chesson, A Thompson, D Podlesak, TE Cerling, 2009, Dietary and physiological controls on the hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios of hair from mid-20th century indigenous populations. American Jour. Phys. Anthro. 139: 494–504. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Yeakel JD, Patterson BD, Fox-Dobbs K, Okumura MM, Cerling TE, Moore JW, Koch PL, Dominy NJ, 2009, Cooperation and individuality among man-eating lions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 106: 19040–19043. doi 10.1073 pnas.0905309106. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Levin NE, EJ Zipser, TE Cerling, 2009, Isotopic composition of waters from Ethiopia and Kenya: Insights into moisture sources for eastern Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research 114: D23306, doi:10.1029/2009JD012166. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Chesson LA, DW Podlesak, TE Cerling JR Ehleringer, 2009, Evaluating uncertainty in the calculation of non-exchangeable hydrogen fractions within organic materials. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 23: 1275–1280. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4000187. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Passey BH, LK Ayliffe, A Kaakinen, Z Zhaoqun, Z Yanming, Z Liping, TE Cerling, & M Fortelius, 2009, Strengthened East Asian summer monsoons during a period of high-latitude warmth? Isotopic evidence from Mio-Pliocene fossil mammals and soil carbonates from northern China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 277: 443-452. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.11.008. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Prideaux GJ, LK Ayliffe, LRG DeSantis, BW Schubert, PF Murray, MK Gagan, TE Cerling, 2009, Extinction implications of a saltbush diet in a giant Pleistocene kangaroo. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science. 106:11646-11650. doi:10.1073/pnas.0900956106. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Wittemyer, G, TE Cerling, I Douglas-Hamilton, 2009, Establishing longitudinal diet chronologies from isotopic profiles in serially collected animal tissues: An example using tail hairs from African elephants. Chemical Geology 267 (2009) 3–11. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.08.010. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Cerling TE, G Wittemyer, JR Ehleringer, CH Remien, I Douglas-Hamilton, 2009, History of Animals using Isotope Records (HAIR): A 6-year dietary history of one family of African elephants. Proc. National Acad. Sci., 106: 8093-8100; doi:10.1073/pnas.0902192106. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Sponheimer M, D Codron, BH Passey, DJ de Ruiter, TE Cerling, JA Lee-Thorp, 2009, Using carbon isotopes to track dietary change in modern, historical, and ancient primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140: 661-670. Accepted, .
  • DeSantis LRG, Feranec RS, Fox-Dobbs K, Harris JM, Cerling TE, Crites JM, Farrell AB, Takeuchi GT (date unknown). Reply to Van Valkenburgh et al. (pp. R151-R152). Vol. 30. Current biology : CB. Accepted, .
  • Martin JE, Tacail T, Braga J, Cerling TE, Balter V (date unknown). Calcium isotopic ecology of Turkana Basin hominins. (pp. 3587). Vol. 11. Nature communications. Accepted, .