Email: graniero at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 220
B.S., Geology, Union College, 2012
M.S., Geology, Texas A&M University, 2014
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current
I am a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Donna Surge in stable isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, and paleoclimate proxy development in bivalves and gastropods. Current research includes calibrating nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen isotopes for paleoenvironmental reconstruction in shells of freshwater mussel Elliptio complanata and estuarine clam Rangia cuneata from the Neuse River and its estuary, North Carolina.
Graniero, L.E., Grossman, E.L., O’Dea, A., Robbins, J.A., Morales, J., and Thompson, R., 2017. Conus shell δ13C values as proxies for δ13CDIC in tropical waters. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.02.007.
Graniero, L.E., Surge, D., Gillikin, D.P., and Briz, I., 2017. Assessing elemental ratios as a paleotemperature proxy in shells of patelloid limpets, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 465, 376-385 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.02.007.
Dvorak, M., Mora, G., Graniero , L.E., and Surge, D., 2016. Organic carbon and nitrogen tracers of land use effects on net ecosystem metabolism in mangrove estuaries, southwest Florida, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 181, 1426 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.08.007.
Graniero , L.E., Grossman, E.L., O’Dea, A., 2016. Stable isotopes in bivalves as indicators of nutrient source in coastal waters in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama, PeerJ, 4:e2278 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2278.
- North American Paleontological Conference (NAPC) Student Grant Funding, 2013
- Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research, 2013
- Geology and Geophysics Department fellowship award, 2013
- Short-term fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI), 2013
- Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science (ODASES) Fellowship, 2012