My research lies at the intersections of conservation, ecology, and paleontology. Specifically, I am interested in tracking faunal community change over time to create a deeper context for the biodiversity crises of today and tomorrow. At Stanford I am working on discerning the fingerprints of the Anthropocene on small mammal communities in the San Francisco Bay Area using skeletal remains from raptor pellets and archaeological sites.

Honors & Awards

  • Awardee, NSF GRFP (2018-2021)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, BIO-PHD (2022)
  • B.S., University of Chicago, Biology: Ecology and Evolution (2016)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • The Searsville Lake Site (California, USA) as a candidate Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point for the Anthropocene Series ANTHROPOCENE REVIEW Stegner, M., Hadly, E. A., Barnosky, A. D., La Selle, S., Sherrod, B., Anderson, R., Redondo, S. A., Viteri, M. C., Weaver, K. L., Cundy, A. B., Gaca, P., Rose, N. L., Yang, H., Roberts, S. L., Hajdas, I., Black, B. A., Spanbauer, T. L. 2023
  • Bothersome burrowers: Tracking the impact of Botta’s pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) bioturbation on a late-Holocene site Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Viteri, M. C., Stegner, M. A., Hadly, E. A. 2023
  • Spatiotemporal impacts of the Anthropocene on small mammal communities, and the role of small biological preserves in maintaining biodiversity FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION Viteri, M. C., Hadly, E. A. 2022; 10
  • Assessing the reliability of raptor pellets in recording local small mammal diversity Quaternary Research Viteri, M. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1017/qua.2021.59