Kendra Chritz

National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

Publications
(13) Chritz KL, Cerling TE, Freeman KH, Hildebrand EA, Janzen A, Prendergast M. Ecological and human cultural responses to monsoon forcing in Kenya are locally specific. submitted.

(12) Blumenthal SA, Levin NE, Brown FH, Brugal JP, Chritz KL, Harris JM, Jehle GE, Cerling TE. 2017. Aridity and hominin environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1700597114.

(11) Manthi FK, Cerling TE, Chritz KL, Blumenthal SA. Isotopes of the Kanapoi fauna as proxies for paleo-diets and environments. in pressJournal of Human Evolution.

(10) Chritz KL, Blumenthal SA, Klingel H, Cerling TE. 2016. Vegetation and Hippopotamus diet change following megaherbivore population collapse.  Nature - Scientific Reports 6:32807, doi:10.1038/srep32807.
Press: The Atlantic


(9) Blumenthal SA, Rothman JM, Chritz KL, Cerling TE. 2016. Stable isotopic variation in tropical forest plants for applications in primatology. American Journal of Primatology 78(10):1041-1054.

(8) Tryon CA, Faith JT, Peppe DJ, Beverly E, Blegen N, Blumenthal SA, Chritz KL, Driese S, Sharp W. Pleistocene prehistry of the Lake Victoria Basin. Quaternary International 404:100-114.

(7) Cerling TA, Andanje SA, Blumenthal SA, Brown FH, Chritz KL, Harris JM, Hart J, Kirera, Kaleme P, Leakey LN, Leakey MG, Levin NE, Manthi FK, Passey BH, Uno KT. 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(37): 11467-11472.

(6) Chritz KL, Marshall F, Zagal M, Kirera F, Cerling TE. 2015. Environments and trypanosomiasis risks for early herders in the later Holocene of the Victoria Basin, Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(12):3674-3679.
Press: Feature article in Natural History magazine (June 2015), The New York TimesScience DailyIFLScience, PhysOrgNSF Science360 News, The ConversationWashU News

(5) Faith JT, Tryon CA, Peppe DJ, Beverly E, Blegen N, Blumenthal S, Chritz KL, Driese SG, Patterson D. 2015. Middle Stone Age archaeology and paleoenvironmental records from Karungu, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution, 83:28-45.

(4) Blumenthal SA, Cerling TE, Chritz KL, Bromage TG, Reinhard K, Valley JW. 2014. Stable isotope time-series in mammalian teeth: in situ δ18O from the innermost enamel layer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 124(1):223-236.

(3) Cerling TE, Chritz KL, Jablonski NG, Leakey MG, Manthi FK. 2013. Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (26): 10507-10512.
Press: U. Utah News

(2) Blumenthal SA, Chritz KL, Rothman JM, Cerling TE. 2012. Detecting intra-annual dietary variability in wild mountain gorillas by stable isotope analysis of feces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (52): 21175-21176.
Press: Scientific American, Yahoo NewsScienceNewsNSF IGERTPNAS featured image

(1) Chritz KL, Dyke GJ, Zazzo A, Lister A, Monaghan NT, Sigwart JD. 2009. Palaeobiology of an Extinct Ice Age Mammal: Stable Isotope and Cementum Analysis of Giant Deer Teeth. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimtology, Palaeoecology, 282:133-144.
Press: BBC

Manuscripts in Prep
Chritz KL, 
Mendoza D, Xu X, Lehman J, Pataki D, Lin J. Stable and radioisotopes as markers of historic air pollution and urbanization in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

Chritz KL, Cerling TE, Hildebrand EA, Janzen A., Ndiema E, Purity K. Changing diets of early herders during the Pastoral Neolithic in Kenya.

Chritz KL, Andanje SA, Blumenthal SA, Cerling TE. Stable isotope serial samples of wild H. amphibius canines reveal dietary and behavioral variability. 

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