NYCEP Alumnus Profile

Scott Blumenthal

Research Associate Department of Geology & Geophysics University of Utah


B.A. 2008, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.Phil., 2014, CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D., 2016, CUNY Graduate Center





Cerling TE, Andanje SA, Blumenthal SA, Brown FH, Chritz KL, Harris JM, Hart J, Kirera F, Kaleme P, Leakey LN, Leakey MG, Levin NE, Manthi FK, Passey BH, Uno KT. Dietary changes of large herbivores in the Turkana Basin, Kenya from 4 to 1 million years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, in press.

Faith JT, Tryon CA, Peppe DJ, Beverly E, Blegen N, Blumenthal SA, Chritz KL, Driese SG, Patterson D. 2015. Paleoenvironmental context of the Middle Stone Age record from Karungu, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya, and its implications for human and faunal dispersals in East Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 83:28-45

Blumenthal SA, Cerling TE, Chritz KL, Bromage TG, Kozdon R, Valley JW. 2014. Stable isotope time-series in mammalian teeth: In situ δ18O from the innermost enamel layer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 124:223-236.

Rothman JM, Vogel ER, Blumenthal SA. Diet and nutrition. 2013. In: Blair M, Bynum N, Sterling E. Primate Ecology and conservation: a handbook of techniques. Oxford University Press. pp. 195-212.

Blumenthal SA, Chritz KL, Rothman JM, and Cerling TE. 2012. Detecting intrannual dietary variability in wild mountain gorillas by stable isotope analysis of feces, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 21277-21282.