Meet Dr. Scott Blumenthal - Paleoecologist

July 11, 2022
Dr. Scott Blumenthal

Scott uses stable isotopes to study the evolution of mammals and terrestrial ecosystems, with a particular interest in human origins research in Africa. His research is focused on applying and developing isotopic proxies for investigating mammal diets, terrestrial vegetation, and climates in the fossil record. He also conducts isotopic studies of modern mammals, soils, plants for studies of the ecology and conservation of modern mammals and ecosystems as well as providing a foundation for paleoecological research. He is also involved in studies of the evolutionary history of mammals over the Cenozoic, as well as the archaeology of prehistoric foragers and early food producers.