Christopher Campisano

Assoc Professor

  • 463 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20072021
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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 463 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
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2019
4 Citations (Scopus)

Earliest known Oldowan artifacts at >2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, highlight early technological diversity

Braun, D. R., Aldeias, V., Archer, W., Arrowsmith, R., Baraki, N., Campisano, C., Deino, A. L., DiMaggio, E. N., Dupont-Nivet, G., Engda, B., Feary, D. A., Garello, D. I., Kerfelew, Z., McPherron, S. P., Patterson, D. B., Reeves, J. S., Thompson, J. C. & Reed, K., Jun 11 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 24, p. 11712-11717 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Hominidae
Artifacts
Primates
Biological Evolution
4 Citations (Scopus)

Quaternary history of the Lake Magadi Basin, southern Kenya Rift: Tectonic and climatic controls

Bernhart Owen, R., Renaut, R. W., Muiruri, V. M., Rabideaux, N. M., Lowenstein, T. K., McNulty, E. P., Leet, K., Deocampo, D., Luo, S., Deino, A. L., Cohen, A., Sier, M. J., Campisano, C., Shen, C. C., Billingsley, A., Mbuthia, A. & Stockhecke, M., Mar 15 2019, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 518, p. 97-118 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dry environmental conditions
tectonics
aridity
Kenya
basins
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Fossil Suidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from Lee Adoyta, Ledi-Geraru, lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia: Implications for late Pliocene turnover and paleoecology

Lazagabaster, I. A., Souron, A., Rowan, J., Robinson, J. R., Campisano, C. & Reed, K., Sep 1 2018, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 504, p. 186-200 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suidae
Artiodactyla
paleoecology
Mammalia
Ethiopia
9 Citations (Scopus)

Progressive aridification in East Africa over the last half million years and implications for human evolution

Owen, R. B., Muiruri, V. M., Lowenstein, T. K., Renaut, R. W., Rabideaux, N., Luo, S., Deino, A. L., Sier, M. J., Dupont-Nivet, G., McNulty, E. P., Leet, K., Cohen, A., Campisano, C., Deocampo, D., Shen, C. C., Billingsley, A. & Mbuthia, A., Oct 30 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 44, p. 11174-11179 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eastern Africa
Kenya
Climate Change
Lakes
Cultural Evolution

The Lake CHAd Deep DRILLing project (CHADRILL) - targeting ~ 10 million years of environmental and climate change in Africa

the ICDP CHADRILL Consortium, Oct 22 2018, In : Scientific Drilling. 24, p. 71-78 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate change
Lakes
Sediments
Boreholes
Catchments
14 Citations (Scopus)

Late Pliocene environmental change during the transition from Australopithecus to Homo

Robinson, J. R., Rowan, J., Campisano, C., Wynn, J. G. & Reed, K., May 15 2017, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 6, 0159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homo
environmental change
Pliocene
valleys
valley
5 Citations (Scopus)

New sivaladapid primate from Lower Siwalik deposits surrounding Ramnagar (Jammu and Kashmir State), India

Gilbert, C. C., Patel, B. A., Singh, N. P., Campisano, C., Fleagle, J. G., Rust, K. L. & Patnaik, R., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 102, p. 21-41 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primate
Primates
fossils
fossil
India
2016
12 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary flexibility of Australopithecus afarensis in the face of paleoecological change during the middle Pliocene: Faunal evidence from Hadar, Ethiopia

Wynn, J. G., Reed, K., Sponheimer, M., Kimbel, W., Alemseged, Z., Bedaso, Z. K. & Campisano, C., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 99, p. 93-106 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Pliocene
flexibility
ecomorphology
fauna
5 Citations (Scopus)

Fossil Giraffidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from Lee Adoyta, Ledi-Geraru, and Late Pliocene Dietary Evolution in Giraffids from the Lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia

Rowan, J., Locke, E. M., Robinson, J. R., Campisano, C., Wynn, J. G. & Reed, K., Jun 13 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Mammalian Evolution. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Giraffa
Giraffidae
Artiodactyla
Mammalia
Ethiopia
29 Citations (Scopus)

The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: Inferring the environmental context of human evolution from eastern African rift lake deposits

Cohen, A., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., Asrat, A., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Deino, A., Feibel, C., Hill, A., Johnson, R., Kingston, J., Lamb, H., Lowenstein, T., Noren, A., Olago, D., Owen, R. B., Potts, R., Reed, K., Renaut, R., Schäbitz, F., Tiercelin, J. J. & 41 others, Trauth, M. H., Wynn, J., Ivory, S., Brady, K., O'Grady, R., Rodysill, J., Githiri, J., Russell, J., Foerster, V., Dommain, R., Rucina, S., Deocampo, D., Russell, J., Billingsley, A., Beck, C., Dorenbeck, G., Dullo, L., Feary, D., Garello, D., Gromig, R., Johnson, T., Junginger, A., Karanja, M., Kimburi, E., Mbuthia, A., McCartney, T., McNulty, E., Muiruri, V., Nambiro, E., Negash, E. W., Njagi, D., Wilson, J. N., Rabideaux, N., Raub, T., Sier, M. J., Smith, P., Urban, J., Warren, M., Yadeta, M., Yost, C. & Zinaye, B., Feb 19 2016, In : Scientific Drilling. 21, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lakes
Drilling
Sediments
Deposits
Catchments

Three novel species of bacillariophyta (Diatoms) belonging to aulacoseira and lindavia from the pliocene hadar formation, afar depression of Ethiopia

Mohan, J., Stone, J. R. & Campisano, C., Sep 2 2016, In : Phytotaxa. 272, 4, p. 235-247 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacillariophyceae
Ethiopia
Pliocene
diatom
drilling
2015
136 Citations (Scopus)

Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia

Villmoare, B., Kimbel, W., Seyoum, C., Campisano, C., DiMaggio, E. N., Rowan, J., Braun, D. R., Arrowsmith, R. & Reed, K., Mar 20 2015, In : Science. 347, 6228, p. 1352-1355 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Hominidae
Eastern Africa
Fossils
Mandible
28 Citations (Scopus)

Late Pliocene fossiliferous sedimentary record and the environmental context of early Homo from Afar, Ethiopia

DiMaggio, E. N., Campisano, C., Rowan, J., Dupont-Nivet, G., Deino, A. L., Bibi, F., Lewis, M. E., Souron, A., Garello, D., Werdelin, L., Reed, K. & Arrowsmith, R., Mar 20 2015, In : Science. 347, 6228, p. 1355-1359 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Hominidae
Fossils
Eastern Africa
Structural Models
3 Citations (Scopus)

Response to comment on "Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia"

Villmoare, B., Kimbel, W., Seyoum, C., Campisano, C., DiMaggio, E., Rowan, J., Braun, D. R., Arrowsmith, R. & Reed, K., Jun 19 2015, In : Science. 348, 6241, p. 1326c

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethiopia
Hominidae
Mandible
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tephrostratigraphy and depositional environment of young (

DiMaggio, E. N., Arrowsmith, R., Campisano, C., Johnson, R., Deino, A. L., Warren, M., Fisseha, S. & Cohen, A. S., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112, p. 234-250 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

depositional environment
basin
valley
conglomerate
sedimentary rock
2014
6 Citations (Scopus)

Geochronological and taxonomic revisions of the middle eocene whistler squat quarry (devil's graveyard formation, Texas) and implications for the early Uintan in Trans-Pecos Texas

Campisano, C., Kirk, E. C., Townsend, K. E. B. & Deino, A. L., Jul 2 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 7, e101516.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cemeteries
tuff
Quarries
taxonomic revisions
basalt
14 Citations (Scopus)

The Omo Mursi Formation: A window into the East African Pliocene

Drapeau, M. S. M., Bobe, R., Wynn, J. G., Campisano, C., Dumouchel, L. & Geraads, D., Oct 1 2014, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 75, p. 64-79 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pliocene
sand
tuff
Chad
valleys
2012
17 Citations (Scopus)
Ethiopia
unconformity
escarpment
tectonics
Pleistocene
2009
13 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding paleoclimate and human evolution through the hominin sites and paleolakes drilling project

Cohen, A., Arrowsmith, R., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Campisano, C., Feibel, C., Fisseha, S., Johnson, R., Bedaso, Z. K., Lockwood, C., Mbua, E., Olago, D., Potts, R., Reed, K., Renaut, R., Tiercelin, J. J. & Umer, M., 2009, In : Scientific Drilling. 8, p. 60-65 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drilling
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)

Composite tephrostratigraphy of the Dikika, Gona, Hadar, and Ledi-Geraru project areas, northern Awash, Ethiopia

Roman, D. C., Campisano, C., Quade, J., DiMaggio, E., Arrowsmith, R. & Feibel, C., 2008, In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 446, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tephra
valley
tectonic evolution
Pliocene
trace element
13 Citations (Scopus)

Correlation and stratigraphy of the BKT-2 volcanic complex in west-central Afar, Ethiopia

DiMaggio, E. N., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., Reed, K., Swisher, C. C. & Lockwood, C. A., 2008, In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 446, p. 163-177 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tuff
stratigraphy
tephra
marker bed
nearshore environment
47 Citations (Scopus)
depositional environment
Pliocene
Vertisol
gastropod
sand
22 Citations (Scopus)

Magnetostratigraphy of the eastern Hadar Basin (Ledi-Geraru research area, Ethiopia) and implications for hominin paleoenvironments

Dupont-Nivet, G., Sier, M., Campisano, C., Arrowsmith, R., DiMaggio, E., Reed, K., Lockwood, C., Franke, C. & Hüsing, S., 2008, In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 446, p. 67-85 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetostratigraphy
paleoenvironment
tuff
basin
accumulation rate
18 Citations (Scopus)
tuff
tephra
artifact
archaeology
Pliocene
2007
49 Citations (Scopus)
Ethiopia
dust
global climate
climate
tectonics