THURE E CERLING portrait
  • Chair Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • Distinguished Professor, Biology
  • Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics

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

  • Environments of Human Evolution: The Isotope Evidence. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/08/2015.
  • How hot is it, anyway? Temperatures of early hominid environments in East Africa. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2015.
  • NEXUS 1492: Diet change through time. Quai Branley Museum, Paris. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/08/2015.
  • Isoscapes of North America - Evolution of grazing, mixed feeding, and browsing in Africa over 4 Ma. Grasslands Workshop. Santa Fe Institute. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/01/2015.
  • IVORY: Isotope Verification Of Region and Year. Elephant Conservation Summit, Jackson Hole. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/29/2015.
  • Training program for research in hominin evolution. African Rift Valley Research Consortium. Cleveland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2015.
  • Isotopes in Wildlife Forensics - Migration and movement. Society for Wildlife Forensics Science. Missoula Montana. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/23/2015.
  • HAIR – History of Animals using Isotope Records. National Research Council. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/05/2015.
  • Environments of human evolution: the isotope evidence. UC Santa Cruz. . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Early hominin diets. National Academy of Sciences. Washington DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/26/2015.
  • Early hominin diets - the stable isotope evidence. National Museums of Kenya. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/12/2015.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Antarctica
    I have done field work in Antarctica in 1987 and it continues to be of interest. Geology, Ice studies. Cosmogenic nuclides.
  • 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.
  • Australia
    collaborations with Michael Bird at James Cook University.
  • Bolivia
    Paleontological and paleoecology of Miocene sediments in Salta region. Field work collaborating with National Museum.
  • China
    Field work in Sichuan province studying pandas. Wildlife conservation. Collaborations with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Democratic Republic of the 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.
  • Ethiopia
    Field work in the Awash, lower Omo Valley, and Rift valley. Geology and Conservation Ecology.
  • Finland
    taught short course (multiple times) on isotope ecology at the University of Helsinki. Collaborating with Mikael Fortelius at the University of Helsinki.
  • France
    collaborations with the Ecole Normal Superiuere in Lyon. Mg- and Ca- isotopes in mammalian tissues. Paleontology studies.
  • India
    Field work in the Siwaliks with collaborations at Chandigarh University; also field work near Jabalpur in the Deccan Region.
  • 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.
  • Malawi
    Scientific cruise of Lake Malawi (1996) to study sediment cores in deepest parts of lake. Limnology, geochemistry.
  • Mongolia
    Field work in Lake Hovsgul region. Survey of waters and plants of northern Mongolia. Geology, isotope ecology.
  • Pakistan
    Field work in the Siwaliks near Pabbi Hills to Salt Range. Geology.
  • South Africa
    Sabbatical in Cape Town (2004-2005). Field work in western Coast region. Paleontology, Geology.
  • 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.
  • Uganda
    Studies of vegetation at landscape scale and conservation biology, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kibale region. Geology and Conservation Biology.

Publications

  • Barnette, Janet E., Bowen, Gabriel J., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R., Remien, Christopher H., Shea, Patrick, Tipple, Brett J., West, Jason B. & Cerling, Thure E. (2016). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Published, 2016.
  • Cerling, T. E., Hoppe, K. A., Mosier, T. M., Still, C. J. & Cotton, J. M. (2016). 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. Published, 2016.
  • Cerling, T. E., Hoppe, K. A., Mosier, T. M., Still, C. J. & Cotton, J. M. (2016). 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. Published, 2016.
  • Barnette, Janet E., Bowen, Gabriel J., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R., Remien, Christopher H., Shea, Patrick, Tipple, Brett J., West, Jason B. & Cerling, Thure E. (2016). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Published, 2016.
  • Cerling, T. E., Hoppe, K. A., Mosier, T. M., Still, C. J. & Cotton, J. M. (2016). 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. Published, 2016.
  • Barnette, Janet E., Bowen, Gabriel J., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R., Remien, Christopher H., Shea, Patrick, Tipple, Brett J., West, Jason B. & Cerling, Thure E. (2016). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Published, 2016.
  • Barnette, Janet E., Cerling, Thure E., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R. & Tipple, Brett J. (2015). The potential for application of ink stable isotope analysis in questioned document examination. Elsevier BV. Published, 2015.
  • Brennan, Sean R., Fernandez, Diego P., Zimmerman, Christian E., Cerling, Thure E., Brown, Randy J. & Wooller, Matthew J. (2015). Strontium isotopes in otoliths of a non-migratory fish (slimy sculpin): Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Vol. 149, 32-45. Published, 2015.
  • Bender, Richard L., Cerling, Thure E., Dufour, Darna L., Ehleringer, James R., Reina, Julio C., Sponheimer, Matt & Valenzuela, Luciano O. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Saarinen, Juha, Karme, Aleksis, Cerling, Thure, Uno, Kevin, Säilä, Laura, Kasiki, Samuel, Ngene, Shadrack, Obari, Thadeus, Mbua, Emma, Manthi, Fredrick Kyalo & Fortelius, Mikael (2015). A New Tooth Wear–Based Dietary Analysis Method for Proboscidea (Mammalia). Informa UK Limited. e918546. Published, 2015.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Brown, Francis H. & Wynn, Jonathan G. (2015). On the Environment of Aramis: Concerning Comment and Replies of August 2014. University of Chicago Press. Vol. 56(3), 445-446. Published, 2015.
  • Eagle, Robert A., Enriquez, Marcus, Grellet-Tinner, Gerald, Pérez-Huerta, Alberto, Hu, David, Tütken, Thomas, Montanari, Shaena, Loyd, Sean J., Ramirez, Pedro, Tripati, Aradhna K., Kohn, Matthew J., Cerling, Thure E., Chiappe, Luis M. & Eiler, John M. (2015). Isotopic ordering in eggshells reflects body temperatures and suggests differing thermophysiology in two Cretaceous dinosaurs. Nature Publishing Group. Vol. 6, 8296. Published, 2015.
  • Zazzo, A., Cerling, T. E., Ehleringer, J. R., Moloney, A. P., Monahan, F. J. & Schmidt, O. (2015). Isotopic composition of sheep wool records seasonality of climate and diet: Seasonal isotopic composition of sheep wool. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 29(15), 1357-1369. Published, 2015.
  • Chritz, Kendra L., Marshall, Fiona B., Zagal, M. Esperanza, Kirera, Francis & Cerling, Thure E. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Andanje, Samuel A., Blumenthal, Scott A., Brown, Francis H., Chritz, Kendra L., Harris, John M., Hart, John A., Kirera, Francis M., Kaleme, Prince, Leakey, Louise N., Leakey, Meave G., Levin, Naomi E., Manthi, Fredrick Kyalo, Passey, Benjamin H. & Uno, Kevin T. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Kusaka, Soichiro, Uno, Kevin T., Nakano, Takanori, Nakatsukasa, Masato & Cerling, Thure E. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Barnette, Janet E., Cerling, Thure E., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R. & Tipple, Brett J. (2015). The potential for application of ink stable isotope analysis in questioned document examination. Elsevier BV. Published, 2015.
  • Brennan, Sean R., Fernandez, Diego P., Zimmerman, Christian E., Cerling, Thure E., Brown, Randy J. & Wooller, Matthew J. (2015). Strontium isotopes in otoliths of a non-migratory fish (slimy sculpin): Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Vol. 149, 32-45. Published, 2015.
  • Brennan, S. R., Zimmerman, C. E., Fernandez, D. P., Cerling, T. E., McPhee, M. V. & Wooller, M. J. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Blumenthal, Scott A., Rothman, Jessica M., Chritz, Kendra L. & Cerling, Thure E. (2015). Stable isotopic variation in tropical forest plants for applications in primatology: Kibale Plant Isotopes. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Published, 2015.
  • Bender, Richard L., Cerling, Thure E., Dufour, Darna L., Ehleringer, James R., Reina, Julio C., Sponheimer, Matt & Valenzuela, Luciano O. (2015). 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. Published, 2015.
  • Smiley, Tara M., Cotton, Jennifer M., Badgley, Catherine & Cerling, Thure E. (2015). Small-mammal isotope ecology tracks climate and vegetation gradients across western North America. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Published, 2015.
  • Isotopic ordering in eggshells reflects body temperatures and suggests differing thermophysiology in two Cretaceous dinosaurs. Nature Communications 6: article 8296. doi:10.1038/ncomms9296. Published, 10/2015.
  • 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. Published, 09/15/2015.
  • 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. Published, 08/2015.
  • Isotopic composition of sheep wool records seasonality of climate and diet. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 29 (15): 1357-1369. Published, 06/30/2015.
  • On the environment of Aramis: Concerning comment and replies of August 2014. Current Anthropology 56: 445.. Published, 06/2015.
  • Strontium isotopes delineate fine-scale natal origins and migration histories of Pacific salmon. Science Advances doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400124. Published, 05/15/2015.
  • A new tooth wear-based dietary analysis method for Proboscidea (Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.918546. Published, 04/21/2015.
  • 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 . Published, 02/14/2015.
  • Miller, Olivia L., Cerling, Thure E., Bowling, David R., Fernandez, Diego P. & Solomon, Douglas Kip (2014). 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. Published, 2014.
  • Brown, Francis H., Cerling, Thure E. & Wynn, Jonathan G. (2014). On the Environment of Aramis: A Comment on White in Domínguez-Rodrigo. University of Chicago Press. Vol. 55(4), 469-470. Published, 2014.
  • Hynek, Scott A., Cerling, Thure E. & Marchetti, David W. (2014). Cosmogenic 3He exposure ages of basalt flows in the northwestern Payún Matru volcanic field, Mendoza Province, Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 19, 67-75. Published, 2014.
  • Remien, Christopher H., Adler, Frederick R., Chesson, Lesley A., Valenzuela, Luciano O., Ehleringer, James R. & Cerling, Thure E. (2014). Deconvolution of isotope signals from bundles of multiple hairs. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 175(3), 781-789. Published, 2014.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Fleagle, John G., Patnaik, Rajeev & Uno, Kevin T. (2014). Diet and Habitat of Siwalik Primates Indopithecus, Sivaladapis and Theropithecus. Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board. Vol. 51(1-2), 123-142. Published, 2014.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Jorgensen, Matthew J., Kaplan, Jay R. & Macharia, Anthony N. (2014). 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. Published, 2014.
  • Blumenthal, Scott A., Bromage, Timothy G., Cerling, Thure E., Chritz, Kendra L., Kozdon, Reinhard & Valley, John W. (2014). Stable isotope time-series in mammalian teeth: In situ δ18O from the innermost enamel layer. Elsevier BV. Vol. 124, 223-236. Published, 2014.
  • Bataille, Clement P., Bowen, Gabriel J., Brennan, Sean R., Cerling, Thure E., Fernandez, Diego P., Mackey, Glen & Wooller, Matthew J. (2014). Strontium isotope variation and carbonate versus silicate weathering in rivers from across Alaska: Implications for provenance studies. Elsevier BV. Published, 2014.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Ferguson, Kurt M., Flynn, Lawrence J., Jacobs, Louis L., Kimura, Yuri, Patnaik, Rajeev & Uno, Kevin T. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Alemseged, Z., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Kimbel, W. H., Leakey, M. G., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Manthi, F. K., Reed, K. E., Sponheimer, M., Wood, B. A. & Wynn, J. G. (2013). Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10513-10518. Published, 2013.
  • Cerling, T. E., Chritz, K. L., Jablonski, N. G., Leakey, M. G. & Manthi, F. K. (2013). Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10507-10512. Published, 2013.
  • Alemseged, Z., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Kimbel, W. H., Leakey, M. G., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Manthi, F. K., Reed, K. E., Sponheimer, M., Wood, B. A. & Wynn, J. G. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Brown, F. H., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Hart, J. A., Kaleme, P., Leakey, L. N., Leakey, M. G., Leakey, R. E., Manthi, F. K., Mbua, E. N., Roche, H., Uno, K. T. & Wood, B. A. (2013). Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10501-10506. Published, 2013.
  • Cerling, T. E., Chritz, K. L., Jablonski, N. G., Leakey, M. G. & Manthi, F. K. (2013). Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10507-10512. Published, 2013.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Ferguson, Kurt M., Flynn, Lawrence J., Jacobs, Louis L., Kimura, Yuri, Patnaik, Rajeev & Uno, Kevin T. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Andanje, S., Cerling, T. E., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Fisher, D. C., Litoroh, M., Omondi, P., Quade, J., Uno, K. T. & Wittemyer, G. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Brown, F. H., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Hart, J. A., Kaleme, P., Leakey, L. N., Leakey, M. G., Leakey, R. E., Manthi, F. K., Mbua, E. N., Roche, H., Uno, K. T. & Wood, B. A. (2013). Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10501-10506. Published, 2013.
  • Andanje, S., Cerling, T. E., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Fisher, D. C., Litoroh, M., Omondi, P., Quade, J., Uno, K. T. & Wittemyer, G. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Alemseged, Z., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Kimbel, W. H., Leakey, M. G., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Manthi, F. K., Reed, K. E., Sponheimer, M., Wood, B. A. & Wynn, J. G. (2013). Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 110(26), 10513-10518. Published, 2013.
  • Alemseged, Z., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Kimbel, W. H., Leakey, M. G., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Manthi, F. K., Reed, K. E., Sponheimer, M., Wood, B. A. & Wynn, J. G. (2013). 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. Published, 2013.
  • Ehleringer, James R., Valenzuela, Luciano O., Chesson, Lesley A., Bowen, Gabriel J. & Cerling, Thure E. (2012). Dietary Heterogeneity among Western Industrialized Countries Reflected in the Stable Isotope Ratios of Human Hair. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 7(3), e34234. Published, 2012.
  • Marchetti, D. W., Cerling, T. E. & Hynek, S. A. (2012). Gravel-capped benches above northern tributaries of the Escalante River, south-central Utah. Geological Society of America. Vol. 8(4), 835-853. Published, 2012.
  • Tipple, Brett J., Cerling, Thure E., Erkkila, Brad R., Chesson, Lesley A. & Ehleringer, James R. (2012). B-HIVE: Beeswax hydrogen isotopes as validation of environment, part II. Compound-specific hydrogen isotope analysis. Elsevier BV. Vol. 134(1), 494-501. Published, 2012.
  • Cerling, T. E., Chritz, K. L., Blumenthal, S. A. & Rothman, J. M. (2012). 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. Published, 2012.
  • Quade, Jay, Passey, Benjamin H., Brown, Francis H., Cerling, Thure E., Prado, José Luis & Hynek, Scott A. (2012). Small mammal carbon isotope ecology across the Miocene–Pliocene boundary, northwestern Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 321-322, 177-188. Published, 2012.
  • Ehleringer, James R., O'Grady, Shannon, Podlesak, David W., Cerling, Thure E. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2012). 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. Published, 2012.
  • Wagner, Janice D., Enright, Lindsey E., Ehleringer, James R., O'Grady, Shannon P., Valenzuela, Luciano O., Jorgensen, Matthew J., Kaplan, Jay R., Remien, Christopher H. & Cerling, Thure E. (2012). 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. Published, 2012.
  • Cerling, T.E., Brown, F.H., Macharia, A.N. & Uno, K.T. (2012). Isotopically distinct modern carbonates in abandoned livestock corrals in northern Kenya. Elsevier BV. Vol. 39(7), 2198-2205. Published, 2012.
  • 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. Published, 09/2012.
  • 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. Published, 06/2012.
  • 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. Published, 06/2012.
  • 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. Published, 05/2012.
  • 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. Published, 05/2012.
  • 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. Published, 04/2012.
  • 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. Published, 03/2012.
  • 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. Published, 01/2012.
  • 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. Published, 01/2012.
  • Uno, K. T., Cerling, T. E., Manthi, F. K., Kirera, F. M., Mbua, E., Grine, F. E., Sponheimer, M. & Leakey, M. G. (2011). Diet of Paranthropus boisei in the early Pleistocene of East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 108(23), 9337-9341. Published, 2011.
  • Bowen, Gabriel J., Ehleringer, James R., Chesson, Lesley A., Valenzuela, Luciano O. & Cerling, Thure E. (2011). 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. Published, 2011.
  • Erkkila, Brad R., Ehleringer, James R., Chesson, Lesley A., Tipple, Brett J. & Cerling, Thure E. (2011). 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. Published, 2011.
  • Harris, M. Scott, Bergman, Sarah, Bailey, Christopher M., Cerling, Thure E. & Marchetti, David W. (2011). Timing of glaciation and last glacial maximum paleoclimate estimates from the Fish Lake Plateau, Utah. Elsevier BV. Vol. 75(1), 183-195. Published, 2011.
  • Levin, Naomi E., Cerling, Thure E., Quade, Jay, Wynn, Jonathan G., Macharia, Anthony N., Remien, Christopher H., Bird, Michael I., Korir, David Kimutai, Andanje, Samuel A. & Mace, William (2011). Woody cover and hominin environments in the past 6 million years. Nature Publishing Group. Vol. 476(7358), 51-56. Published, 2011.
  • Levin, Naomi E., Cerling, Thure E. & Passey, Benjamin H. (2011). Stable Isotope Ecology in the Omo-Turkana Basin. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 20(6), 228-237. Published, 2011.
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Brown, Francis H., Bobe, René, Levin, Naomi E. & Cerling, Thure E. (2011). 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. Published, 2011.
  • Chesson, Lesley A., Valenzuela, Luciano O., O'Grady, Shannon P., Cerling, Thure E. & Ehleringer, James R. (2011). Spatial distributions of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotope ratios in human hair across the central United States. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 25(7), 861-868. Published, 2011.
  • Leakey, M. G., Kunimatsu, Y., Nakaya, H., Harris, J. M., Uno, K. T., Cerling, T. E. & Nakatsukasa, M. (2011). 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. Published, 2011.
  • Rinaldi, Fernando D., Ometto, Jean Pierre H.B., Nardoto, Gabriela B., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R., Martinelli, Luiz A. & Cerling, Thure E. (2011). Worldwide stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes of Big Mac® patties: An example of a truly “glocal” food. Elsevier BV. Vol. 127(4), 1712-1718. Published, 2011.
  • Ehleringer, James R., Chesson, Lesley A., O’Grady, Shannon P., Valenzuela, Luciano O. & Cerling, Thure E. (2010). Hydrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope Ratios of Milk in the United States. American Chemical Society (ACS). Vol. 58(4), 2358-2363. Published, 2010.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Podlesak, David W., Chesson, Lesley A., Erkkila, Brad R. & Ehleringer, James R. (2010). 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. Published, 2010.
  • Brown, F. H., Passey, B. H., Cerling, T. E., Levin, N. E. & Eiler, J. M. (2010). 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. Published, 2010.
  • Fernandez, Diego P., Hynek, Scott A., Cerling, Thure E. & Marchetti, David W. (2010). Composition, pre-eruptive zonation, and geochronologic significance of the ∼450ka Diamante Tuff, Andean Cordillera (34°S), Argentina. Elsevier BV. Vol. 5(5), 591-601. Published, 2010.
  • Quade, J., Cerling, T. E., Fox, D. L., Kingston, J. D., Wynn, J. G., Klein, R. G., Brown, F. H. & Levin, N. E. (2010). Comment on the Paleoenvironment of Ardipithecus ramidus. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Vol. 328(5982), 1105-1105. Published, 2010.
  • Sponheimer, M., Cerling, T. E., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Passey, B. H. & de Ruiter, D. J. (2010). Stable isotopes in fossil hominin tooth enamel suggest a fundamental dietary shift in the Pliocene. The Royal Society. Vol. 365(1556), 3389-3396. Published, 2010.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Ehleringer, James R., Valenzuela, Luciano O., O’Grady, Shannon P. & Chesson, Lesley A. (2010). 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. Published, 2010.
  • O'Grady, Shannon P., Ehleringer, James R., Barnette, Janet E., Enright, Lindsey E. & Cerling, Thure E. (2010). 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. Published, 2010.
  • Chesson, Lesley A., Enright, Lindsey E., O'Grady, Shannon P., Wende, Adam R., Valenzuela, Luciano O., Abel, E. Dale, Cerling, Thure E., Remien, Christopher H. & Ehleringer, James R. (2010). Aberrant Water Homeostasis Detected by Stable Isotope Analysis. Public Library of Science (PLoS). Vol. 5(7), e11699. Published, 2010.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.
  • 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. Published, 2009.