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Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Heather Donna Patch Smoky Sharp Crossbody Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Patch Heather Crossbody Smoky Sharp Donna Biology and Paleo Environment

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Fields of interest: 
My primary research interest is in reconstructing ancient terrestrial ecosystems using light stable isotopes (H, C, N, & O), molecular biomarkers, and other geochemical tools. I also employ these tools to study modern ecosystems in East Africa.
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List of degrees from highest to lowest:
PhD
University of Utah
Patch Sharp Heather Smoky Crossbody Donna 12/2012
MS
University of Utah
12/2008
BA
Carleton College
06/2001
Honors & Awards: 
Crossbody Patch Smoky Donna Heather Sharp Outstanding PhD Student, University of Utah, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, 2012
AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2001

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Selected Publications:

A Neogene biomarker record of vegetation change in eastern Africa Uno, Kevin T.; Polissar, Pratigya J.; Jackson, Kevin E.; deMenocal, Peter B.; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Patch Sharp Smoky Heather Donna Crossbody Volume: 113 p.: 6355-6363 (2016)
A Pleistocene paleovegetation record from plant-wax biomarkers from the Nachukui Formation, West Turkana, Kenya Uno, Kevin T.; Polissar, Pratigya J., Kahle, Emma; Feibel, Craig .S.; Harmand, Sonia; Roche, Helen; deMenocal, Peter B.; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Volume: 371 p.: e10 Crossbody Donna Smoky Sharp Heather Patch (2016)
Bomb-curve radiocarbon measurement of recent biologic tissues and applications to wildlife forensics and stable isotope (paleo)ecology Uno, Kevin T.; Quade, Jay; Fisher, Daniel C; Wittemyer, George, Douglas-Hamilton, Iain; Andanje, Samuel A.; Omondi, Patrick; Litoroh, Moses, and Cerling, Thure E.; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Volume: 110 p.: 11736- 11741 (2013)
Late Miocene to Pliocene carbon isotope record of differential diet change among East African herbivores Uno, Kevin T.; Cerling, Thure E.; Harris, John M.; Kunimatsu, Yutaka; Leakey, Meave. G.; Nakatsukasa, Masato; Nakaya, Hideo; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Volume: 108 p.: 6509-6514 (2011)