Sophie’s 1st first-author paper is in press!
Congratulations to Sophie for her study on the carbon and oxygen isotope composition of fossil teeth from South Africa as part of our work at Elandsfontein in the western Cape region:
Lehmann SB, Braun DR, Dennis KJ, Patterson DB, Stynder DD, Bishop LC, Forrest F, Levin NE. 2016. Stable isotopic composition of fossil mammal teeth and environmental change in southwestern South Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, available on-line April 29, 2016.
The figure posted here is from the paper and shows the distribution of carbon and oxygen isotopes among fossil herbivores from sites in the western Cape.
And here’s also to congratulate David Patterson for the companion manuscript with isotope data from mole rats at Elandsfontein:
Patterson DB, Lehmann SB, Matthews T, Levin NE, Stynder D, Braun DR. Stable isotope ecology of Cape dune mole-rats (Bathyergus suillus) from Elandsfontein, South Africa: implications for C4 vegetation and hominin paleoecology in the Cape Floral Region, submitted to Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, available on-line April 30, 2016.