Kevin Uno

Kevin Uno

Research Interest


Kevin Uno is a paleoecologist whose research explores the role of climate change on mammalian and human evolution. He uses stable isotope and organic geochemical methods to reconstruct climate, vegetation, fire, and mammalian diets from the Neogene (~24 Ma) to present. Uno’s other main field of study is wildlife forensics. He played a major role in developing and validating bomb-curve radiocarbon dating of elephant tusks, now employed as a forensic tool to determine if the trade of ivory is legal or not.


PhD, University of Utah; Geology

MS, University of Utah; Geology

BA, Carleton College; Geology