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Larisa R.G. DeSantis

Larisa Desantis

Assistant Professor
larisa.desantis@vanderbilt.edu
DeSantis DREAM Lab
Office: 5721 Science & Engineering Bldg
Phone: (615) 343-7831

Education

Ph.D. University of Florida, 2009
M.E.M. Yale University, 2003
B.S. University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Specializations

  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoclimates

Representative Publications

DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Scott, J.R., Ungar, P.S. 2012. Implications of diet for the extinction of saber-toothed cats and American lions. PLoS ONE

DeSantis, L.R.G., *Beavins Tracy, R.A., *Koontz, C.S., *Roseberry, J.C., *Velasco, M.C. 2012. Mammalian niche conservation through deep time. PLoS ONE 7: e35624 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035624]

DeSantis, L.R.G. 2011. Stable isotope ecology of extant tapirs from the Americas. Biotropica 43: 746-754. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00761.x]

Schubert, B.W., Ungar, P.S., DeSantis, L.R.G. 2010. Carnassial microwear and dietary behaviour in large carnivorans. Journal of Zoology 280: 257-263 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00656.x]

DeSantis, L.R.G., Feranec, R.S., MacFadden, B.J. 2009. Effects of global warming on ancient mammalian communities and their environments. PLoS ONE 4: e5750 [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005750]

Prideaux, G.J., Ayliffe, L.K., DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Murray, P.F., Gagan, M.K., Cerling, T.E. 2009. Extinction implications of a chenopod browse diet for a giant Pleistocene kangaroo. PNAS 106: 11646-11650 [DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0900956106]

DeSantis, L.R.G. 2009. Teaching evolution through inquiry-based lessons of uncontroversial science. The American Biology Teacher 71(2): 106-111 [DOI: 10.1662/005.071.0211]

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