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David L Lentz

Title: Professor
Executive Director,
UC Center for Field Studies
Office: 731 Rieveschl Hall
Tel: 513-556-9733
Email: david.lentz@uc.edu

Education

  • Ph. D. , University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1984 (Biology).
  • M.A., Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, 1979 (Anthropology, Archaeology).
  • B.A. , Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1973 (Biology and Sociology).

Research Information

Research Interests


My primary research interests are in paleoethnobotany and paleoecology. I have conducted field research in many areas of North America, studying indigenous groups in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador, as well as in the southwestern and southeastern US. To develop a greater understanding of how early cultures manipulated their environment through their agricultural and other land-use practices, I have examined the way in which indigenous people, including the Jicaque, Paya and the Kekchi-Maya, use plants. Much of my work has focused on the archaeobotany of the ancient Maya and Olmec, studying the differences in dietary habits among groups of varying economic status. Currently, I am investigating the land use practices of the ancient Maya at Tikal in Guatemala. I welcome students interested in pursuing compatible research projects.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) as a Mesoamerican domesticate sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Agroforestry and water management of the ancient Maya at Tikal (sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner Gren foundation and the Alphawood Foundation).

Research Support

  • (PI), David Lentz; Nick Dunning; Vern Scarborough, Ancient Maya agroforestry and water management systems at Tikal, National Science Foundation. (0810118), $245,269. 2008 to 2012. Status: Active.
  • (Co-PI), David Lentz (Co-PI); Payson Sheets (PI), Manioc at Ceren: Ancient Maya Garden Plant or Staple Crop?, NSF. (0809217), $86,252. 06/03/2008 to 05/31/2010. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), David Lentz; Nick Dunning; Vern Scarborough, Agroforestry and water management practices of the ancient Maya at Tikal, Wenner-Gren Foundation. (7799), $24,973. 2008 to 2010. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), David Lentz, G. Uetz, A. Miller, K. Hinkel, T. Culley, Development of a Strategic Plan for the University of Cincinnati Field Station, National Science Foundation. (0729754), $24,594. 10/01/2007 to 09/30/2010. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-I), David Lentz (Co-Investigator); Cynthia Robin (Investigator), 2,000 Years of Prehistory at the Chan Site, Belize, National Endowment for the Humanities. $167,000. 2007 to 2010. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), David Lentz, Funding for a Graduate Fellowship in Plant Biology and Conservation, McGraw Foundation. $7,500. 2005 to 2006. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), David Lentz, 2004-2006 Analysis of Paleoethnobotanical Remains from Tikal, Guatemala, Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. $8,500. 2004 to 2006. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), David Lentz; Sara Breen, Education Initiative Regarding the Master’s Degree Program in Plant Biology and Conservation with Northwestern University, Froehlich Foundation. $475,000. 2004 to 2005.
  • (PI), David Lentz, Plant Science and Conservation Biology Research Experiences for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation. $234,008. 2004 to 2007. Status: Completed.
  • Lentz, D.L.(Co-PI) with V. Scarborough(PI) and N. Dunning (Co-PI, Water Management and Agroforestry of the Ancient Maya at Tikal, Alphawood Foundation. 98,000. 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L., Fellowship/Scholarship Program for the Environment, Chevron Corporation. $98,000. 01/01/2011 to 12/31/2012. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), Payson Sheets (PI), David Lentz (Co-PI), Non-elite Political Economy, Agriculture, and a Sacbe at Cerén, El Salvador, National Science Foundation. (1250629), $113,492. 2013 to 2015. Status: Active.
  • (Co-PI), Payson Sheets (PI), David Lentz (CoPI), Root Crop Agriculture, Land Use, and Authority Outside of the Ceren Village, El Salvador, National Science Foundation. (1115775), $75,200. 2011 to 2013. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L. (PI), R. Baucom, G. Cameron, K. Hinkel and K. Tankersley., FSML: Power, Equipment and Connectivity for the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. , National Science Foundation. (1226891), $167,000. 2012 to 2015. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L., Chevron Corporation Fellowship/Scholarship Program for the Environment, Supplemental Grant, Chevron Corporation. $9,000. 2012 to 2013. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Culley, Theresa; Hinkel, Kenneth; Lentz, David; Miller, Arnold; Uetz, George, Strategic Planning for the Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, National Science Foundation. (DBI-0729754), $26,343.00. 10/01/2007 to 09/30/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Dunning, Nicholas; Lentz, David; Scarborough, Vernon, Agroforestry and Water Management Practices of the Ancient Maya of Tikal, Wenner-Gren Foundation. (SRS 005863), $24,973.00. 07/01/2008 to 06/30/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Lentz, David, Chan: The 2000 Year History of an Ancient Maya Farming Community, National Endowment for the Humanities. (PROJ0001208 / RZ-50804-07), $34,000.00. 09/01/2007 to 08/31/2010. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Dunning, Nicholas; Lentz, David; Scarborough, Vernon, Ancient Maya Agroforestry and Water Management Systems at Tikal, National Science Foundation. (BCS-0810118), $171,693.00. 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lentz, David, Primary and Secondary Productivity of Vernal Pools and Other Habitats, Chevron U.S.A. (CW 852745), $107,330.00. 01/17/2011 to 12/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Baucom, Regina; Cameron, Guy; Hinkel, Kenneth; Lentz, David; Tankersley, Kenneth, FSML: Power, Equipment and Connectivity for the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, National Science Foundation. (DBI-1226891), $167,076.00. 09/01/2012 to 08/31/2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L., L. Plevyak, I. Buffam, Research Education and Training Program for STEM Teachers, Duke Energy Foundatation. $104,000. 01/20/2015 to 12/20/2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L., Environmental Fellowship Program for Field Research in Southwest Ohio, Chevron Corporation. $40,000. 06/20/2015 to 06/20/2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Lentz, D.L., L. Plevyak, I. Buffam, Environmental Research Training Program for Teachers, Duke Energy Foundatation. $80,000. 01/20/2014 to 12/20/2014. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Lentz, David, Fellowships in Organismal Biology, Chevron U.S.A. (CW1315587), $40,000.00. 03/02/2015 to 12/31/2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Czaja, Andrew; Dunning, Nicholas; Hamilton, Trinity; Lentz, David; Scarborough, Vernon, Novel Molecular and Geochemical Analyses of Reservoir Sediments at the Ancient Maya City of Tikal, National Science Foundation. (BCS-1642547), $34,937.00. 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Dunning, Nicholas; Lentz, David; Scarborough, Vernon, Long-Term Human Land, Forest, and Water Management in a Tropical Environment, National Science Foundation. (BCS-1632392), $231,563.00. 09/01/2016 to 02/29/2020. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Kaplan, L., D. L. Lentz, V. Slotten, P. Sheets and A.N. Hood. 2015. Phaseolus from Ceren, a Late Classic Maya Site in El Salvador. Economic Botany 69(2): 150-160.
  • Sheets, P., C. Dixon, D. L. Lentz, R. Egan, A. Halmbacher, V. Slotten, R. Herrera, and C. Lamb. 2015. The Sociopolitical Economy of an Ancient Maya Village: Cerén and its Sacbe. Latin American Antiquity 26(3): 341-361.
  • Lucero, L. J., S. L. Fedick, N. Dunning, D. L. Lentz, and V. L. Scarborough. 2014. Water and landscape: Ancient Maya settlement decisions. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 24: 30-42 .
  • Lentz, D. L., N. P. Dunning, V. L. Scarborough, K. Magee, K. Thompson, G. Islebe, K. Tankersley, C. Carr, E. Weaver, L. Grazioso, C. Ramos and J. Jones.  2014.  Forests, fields, and the edge of sustainability at the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 111(52): 18513 – 18518
  • Lentz, D. L., N. P. Dunning, V. L. Scarborough, K. Magee, K. Thompson, G. Islebe, K. Tankersley, C. Carr, E. Weaver, L. Grazioso, C. Ramos and J. Jones.  2014.  Forests, fields, and the edge of sustainability at the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 111(52): 18513 – 18518.
  • Chase, A. F., Lucero, L. J., Scarborough, V. L., Chase, D. Z., Cobos, R., Dunning, N. P., Fedick, S. L., Fialko, V., Gunn, J.D., Hegmon, M., Iannone, G., Lentz, D. L., Liendo, R., Prufer, K., Sabloff, J. A. Tainter, J. A., Valdez, F., Van der Leeuw, S. E. 2014. Tropical Landscapes and the Ancient Maya: Diversity in Time and Space. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 24: 11-29.
  • Dunning, N. B., T. Beach, L. Grazioso Sierra, J. G. Jones, D. L. Lentz, S. Luzzadder-Beach, V. L. Scarborough, M. P. Smyth. 2013.  A tale of two collapses: Environmental variability and cultural disruption in the Maya Lowlands. Diálogo Andino 41: 171-183
  • Lentz, D. L. and A. N. Hood. 2013. Estudios paleobotanicos en Joya de Ceren. In: Joya de Ceren: Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad.  P. Sheets, ed., pp. 304-320. Editorial Universitaria, San Salvador, El Salvador. 
  • Kennett, D. J., I. Hajdas, B.J. Culletion, S. Belmecheri, S. Martin, H. Neff, J. Awe, H.V. Graham, K.H. Freeman, L. Newson, D.L. Lentz, F.S. Anselmetti, M. Robinson, N. Marwan, J. Southon, D.A. Hodell, G.H. Haug.  2013. Correlating the Ancient Maya and Modern European Calendars with High-Precision AMS14C Dating. Nature Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1597, doi:10.1038/srep01597.
  • Sheets, P., D. Lentz, A. Hood, J. Jones, D. Piperno. 2012.  Root and Seed Crop Agriculture South of the Ceren village. Latin American Antiquity.
  • Wright, R.P., D.L. Lentz, H.F. Baubien, C.K. Kimbrough (2012). New evidence for jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) in the Indus civilization. Archaeological and Anthropological Science
  • Scarborough, V.L., N. Dunning, K. Tankersley, C. Carr, E. Weaver, L. Grazioso, B. Lane, J. Jones, P. Buttles,  F.Valdes, and D.L.Lentz.  2012. Water and sustainable land use at the ancient tropical city of Tikal, Guatemala.Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 109: 12408-12413.
  • Akpinar-Ferrand, E., N. Dunning, D. L. Lentz, J. G. Jones. 2012. Use of Aguadas as Water Management Sources in Two Southern Maya Lowland Sites. Ancient Mesoamerica.
  • Lentz, D.L., S. Woods, A. Hood and M. Murph. 2012. Agroforestry and Agricultural Production of the Ancient Maya at the Chan Site. In: Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community in Belize, C. Robin, ed.  University of Florida Press, Gainesville.
  • Tarighat, S. S., D. L. Lentz, S. F. Matter, R. B. Bye. 2011. Morphometric analysis of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) achenes from Mexico and Eastern North America. Economic Botany 65(3): 260-270.
  • Benjamin K. Blackman, B. K., N. C. Kane, H. Luton, R. A. Bye, D. L. Lentz, and L. H. Rieseberg. 2011. Sunflower Domestication Alleles Support Domestication Center in Eastern North America.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 108 (34): 14361-14365.
  • Bye, R., E. Linares, and D. L. Lentz. (2009). Mexico: Centro de Origin de la Domesticacion del Girasol. Tip Revista Especializada en Ciencias Quimico-Biologicas 12(1):5-12.
  • Lentz, D.L. and B. Hockaday. (2009). Tikal timbers and temples: Ancient Maya agroforestry and the end of time.  Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 1342-1353.
  • Lentz, D.L., Bye, R., & Sánchez-Cordero, V. (2008). Ecological niche modeling and distribution of wild sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Mexico. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169:542-549.
  • Lentz, D. L., DeLand Pohl, M., Alvarado, J.L., Tarighat, S., & Bye, R. (2008). Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as a Pre-Columbian Domesticate in Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 105: 6232-6237.
  • Morehart, C.T., Lentz, D.L., & Prufer, K.M. (2005). Wood of the Gods: The ritual use of pine (Pinus spp.) by the ancient Lowland Maya. Latin American Antiquity, 16, 255-274.
  • Lentz, D.L., Yaeger, J., Robin, C., & Ashmore, W. (2005). Pine, prestige and politics of the Late Classic Maya at Xunantunich, Belize. Antiquity, 79, 573-585.
  • Orozco, O.L., & Lentz, D.L. (2005). Poisonous plants and their uses as insecticides in Cajamarca, Peru. Economic Botany, 59, 166-173.
  • Harter, A.V., Gardner, K.A., Falush, D., Lentz, D.L., Bye, R.A., & Rieseberg, L. (2004). Origin of extant domesticated sunflowers in eastern North America. Nature, 430, 201-205.
  • Lentz, D. L., Pohl, M. E. D., Pope, K. O. (2001). About sunflowers. Author';s reply. Economic Botany, 55(4), 471, 472.
  • Pope, K. O., Pohl, M. E. D., Jones, J. G., Lentz, D. L., von Nagy, C., Vega, F. J., Quitmyer, I. R. (2001). Origin and environmental setting of ancient agriculture in the lowlands of Mesoamerica. Science, 292(5520), 1370, 1373.
  • Lentz, D. L., Pohl, M. E. D., Pope, K. O., Wyatt, A. R. (2001). Prehistoric sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) domestication in Mexico. Economic Botany, 55(3), 370, 376.
  • Lentz, D. L., Clark, A. M., Hufford, C. D., Meurer-Grimes, B., Passreiter, C. M., Cordero, J., Ibrahimi, O., Okunade, A. L. (1998). Antimicrobial properties of Honduran medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 63(3), 253, 263.
  • Lentz, D. L., Gershon, H., Marini, H., Gentry, G. A. (1996). The anticandidal properties of chlorinated 8-quinolinols. Mycologia, 88(4), 651, 654.
  • Lentz, D. L., Bellengi, M. (1996). A brief history of the Graduate Studies Program at the New York Botanical Garden. Brittonia, 48(3), 404, 412.
  • Lentz, D. L., deAguilar, M. L. R., Villacorta, R., Marini, H. (1996). Trachypogon plumosus (Poaceae, Andropogoneae): Ancient thatch and more from the Ceren site, El Salvador. Economic Botany, 50(1), 108, 114.
  • Anderson, J. E., Lentz, D. L., Johnson, R. B. (1993). Recovery from Disuse Osteopenia Coincident to Restoration of Muscle Strength in Mdx Mice. Bone, 14(4), 625, 634.
  • Lentz, D. L. (1993). Medicinal and Other Economic Plants of the Paya of Honduras. Economic Botany, 47(4), 358, 370.
  • Reeves, G. W., Lentz, D. L., Ohara, J. W., Mcdaniel, M. D., Tolbert, W. E. (1992). Comparison of Marginal Adaptation between Direct and Indirect Composites. Operative dentistry, 17(6), 210, 214.
  • Stark, B. P., Lentz, D. L. (1992). Dominiperla-Antigua (Plecoptera, Perlidae), the 1st Stonefly from Dominican Amber. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 65(1), 93, 96.
  • Camus, P., Joshi, U. M., Lockard, V. G., Petrini, M. F., Lentz, D. L., Mehendale, H. M. (1989). Effects of Drug-Induced Pulmonary Phospholipidosis on Lung-Mechanics in Rats. Journal of applied physiology, 66(5), 2437, 2445.
  • Ohara, J. W., Lentz, D. L., Taylor, T. J. (1989). Surface Characteristics of Glass-Ionomer Cements when Treated with Cavity Varnish. Operative dentistry, 14(3), 133, 135.
  • Lentz, D. L., Uzodinma, J. E. (1989). Titanium Plates as Bacterial Adhesion Substrates for Scanning Electron-Microscopy. Journal of Electron Microscopy Technique, 12(2), 174, 175.
  • Lentz, D. L., Buchanan, J. T., Basinger, D. R. (1989). Analyses of Dental-Pulp in Restored Teeth. Scanning Microscopy, 3(1), 193, 198.
  • Zardiackas, L. D., Caldwell, D. J., Caughman, W. F., Lentz, D. L., Comer, R. W. (1988). Tensile Fatigue of Resin Cements to Etched Metal and Enamel. Dental Materials, 4(3), 163, 168.
  • Stark, B. P., Lentz, D. L. (1988). New Species of Nearctic Neoperla (Plecoptera, Perlidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 81(3), 371, 376.
  • Quiroz, L., Lentz, D. L. (1987). Laboratory Evaluation of Etching Time on 3 Different Glass Ionomers. Journal of dental research, 66, 131, 131.
  • Stark, B. P., Cox, P. G., Lentz, D. L., Hogue, A. B. (1987). Abnormalities in Stonefly Eggs (Insecta, Plecoptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 60(4), 588, 592.
  • Lentz, D. L., Quiroz, L. (1986). An Evaluation of Enamel Damage Caused by Different Finishing and Polishing Systems. Journal of dental research, 65, 315, 315.
  • Stark, B. P., Lentz, D. L. (1986). Morphology of the Egg Capsule in Megaphasma-Dentricus (Phasmatodea, Heteronemiidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 59(2), 398, 401.
  • Lentz, D. L. (1986). Ethnobotany of the Jicaque of Honduras. Economic Botany, 40(2), 210, 219.
  • Quiroz, L., Lentz, D. L. (1986). The Effect of Polishing Procedures on Light-Cured Posterior Composite Restoratives. Journal of Dental Research, 65, 256, 256.
  • Zardiackas, L. D., Caughman, F. W., Comer, R. W., Lentz, D. L. (1986). Tensile Adhesion of 2 Maryland Bridge Cements to 2 Base-Metal Alloys. Journal of dental research, 65, 257, 257.
  • Lentz, David L, Pohl, Mary DeLand, Alvarado, José Luis, Tarighat, Somayeh, & Bye, Robert (2008). Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as a pre-Columbian domesticate in Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(17), 6232-7.
  • Harter, Abigail V, Gardner, Keith A, Falush, Daniel, Lentz, David L, Bye, Robert A, & Rieseberg, Loren H (2004). Origin of extant domesticated sunflowers in eastern North America. Nature, 430(6996), 201-5.
  • Pope, K O, Pohl, M E, Jones, J G, Lentz, D L, von Nagy, C, Vega, F J, & Quitmyer, I R (2001). Origin and environmental setting of ancient agriculture in the lowlands of Mesoamerica. Science (New York, N.Y.), 292(5520), 1370-3.
  • Lentz, D L, Gershon, H, & Marini, H (1999). New antifungal agents that inhibit the growth of Candida species: dichlorinated 8-quinolinols. Mycopathologia, 147(3), 117-20.
  • Lentz, D L, Clark, A M, Hufford, C D, Meurer-Grimes, B, Passreiter, C M, Cordero, J, Ibrahimi, O, & Okunade, A L (1998). Antimicrobial properties of Honduran medicinal plants. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 63(3), 253-63.
  • Lentz, D L, & Uzodinma, J E (1989). Titanium plates as bacterial adhesion substrates for scanning electron microscopy. Journal of electron microscopy technique, 12(2), 174-5.
  • Pieroni, R E, Phillipson, B E, Lentz, D L, Wittlake, L, & Gabrielson, F C (1982). "Miracle" bee pollen: don't let your patients get stung!. Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, 51(12), 11, 15-6.

Books

  • Lentz, D. L., N. P. Dunning and V. Scarborough (eds.). 2015. Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 

Book Chapter

  • Lentz, D. L., N. Dunning, and V. L. Scarborough. 2015. Defining the Constructed Niche of Tikal: A Summary View, In: Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City. D. Lentz, N. Dunning, and V. Scarborough, eds., pp. 280-296. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Thompson, K., A. Hood, D. Cavallero, and D. L. Lentz. 2015. Connecting Contemporary Ecology and Ethnobotany to Ancient Plant Use Practices of the Maya at Tikal, In: Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City. D. Lentz, N. Dunning, and V. Scarborough, eds., pp. 124-151.   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Dunning, N. P, D. L. Lentz, and V. L. Scarborough. 2015. Tikal Land, Water, and Forest: an Introduction, In: Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City. D. Lentz, N. Dunning, and V. Scarborough, eds., pp. 1-15. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • K. B. Tankersley, N. P. Dunning, V. L. Scarborough, J. Jones, C. Carr, and D. L. Lentz. 2015. Fire and Water: The Archaeological Significance of Tikal’s Quarternary Sediments, In: Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City. D. Lentz, N. Dunning, and V. Scarborough, eds., pp. 186-211. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Lentz, D. L., N. Dunning, and V. L. Scarborough. 2015. Defining the Constructed Niche of Tikal: A Summary View, In: Tikal:Paleoecology of an Ancient Maya City. D. Lentz, N. Dunning, and V. Scarborough, eds., pp. 280-296. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Lentz, D. L., B. Lane, and K. Thompson.  2014.  Food, Farming, and Forest Management at Aguateca.  In: Life and Politics at the Royal Court of Aguateca: Artifacts, Analytical Data, and Synthesis. T. Inomata and D. Triadan, eds., pp. 201-215. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City
  • Lentz, D. L. and B. Lane. 2014. Residual effects of agroforestry activities at Dos Hombres, a Classic period Maya site in Belize. In: The Social Life of Forests, S, Hecht, K. Morrison, and C. Padoch, eds., pp. 173-189.  University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Lentz, D. L. and B. Lane. 2014. Residual effects of agroforestry activities at Dos Hombres, a Classic period Maya site in Belize. In: The Social Life of Forests, S, Hecht, K. Morrison, and C. Padoch, eds., pp. 173-189.  University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Lentz, D.L. and B. Lane. 2014. Residual Effects of Agroforestry Activities at Dos Hombres, a Classic Period Maya Site in Belize. In: The Social Life of Forests, S, Hecht, K. Morrison, and C. Padoch, eds. University of Chicago Press.
  • Lentz, D.L., B. Lane, and K.Thompson.  2014.  Food, Farming and Forest Management Practices of the Late Classic Maya at Aguateca. In: Life and Politics at the Royal Court of Aguateca: Artifacts, Analytical Data, and Synthesis. T. Inomata and D. Triadan, eds. University of Utah Press, Provo
  • Lentz, D. L. (2004). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. In N. Smith; S. A. Mori; A. Henderson; D. W. Stevenson; S. V. Heald (Eds.), Saururaceae (pp. 346-347). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Lentz, D. L. (2004). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. In N. Smith; S. A. Mori; A. Henderson; D. W. Stevenson; S. V. Heald (Eds.), Haemadoraceae (pp. 441-442). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Lentz, D. L. (2004). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. In N. Smith; S. A. Mori; A. Henderson; D. W. Stevenson; S. V. Heald (Eds.), Cornaceae (pp. 117-118). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Lentz, D. L. (2004). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. In N. Smith; S. A. Mori; A. Henderson; D. W. Stevenson; S. V. Heald (Eds.), Betulaceae (pp. 50-51). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Lentz, D. L. (2004). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. In N. Smith; S. A. Mori; A. Henderson; D. W. Stevenson; S. V. Heald (Eds.), Balsaminaceae (pp. 43-44). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Lentz, D.L., M.E.D. Pohl, & K. Pope (2005). New Perspectives on Formative Mesoamerican Cultures. In T.G. Powis (Eds.), Domesticated plants and cultural connections in early Mesoamerica: Formative period paleoethnobotanical evidence from Belize, Mexico and Honduras (pp. 121-126). Oxford, UK: BAR International Series.
  • Lentz, D. L. (2006). Thirty-five Years of Archaeological Research at Salmon Ruins, New Mexico: Vol 3, Archaeobotanical Research and Other Analytical Studies. In P.F. Reed (Eds.), Utah juniper cones and seeds from Salmon Pueblo (pp. 853-858). Tucson, AZ: Center for Desert Archaeology.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • D.L. Lentz (03/20/2013). “Environmental Overstretch of the Ancient Maya: Paleoethnobotanical Data from Tikal Miami University, Department of Botany, Oxford, OH..
  • D.L. Lentz (04/20/2014). Sustainability Requirements and the Demise of the Ancient Maya of Tikal.” University of Minnesota, Institute of Advanced Studies, Minneapolis, MN.
  • D.L. Lentz (04/20/2014). Workshop in Mesoamerican Archaeobotany Hamline University, Department of Anthropology, St. Paul, MN.

Paper Presentations

  • D.L. Lentz (05/20/2014). Agroforestry at the Ancient Maya City of Tikal. Society for Economic Botany, Cherokee, NC.
  • D.L. Lentz (04/20/2014). Paleoecology of the Ancient Maya at Tikal. IHOPE (International History of People of the Earth), University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Poster Presentations

  • V. Slotten and D.L. Lentz (04/20/2014). Paleoethnobotanical Evidence from the Ceremonial Sacbe of Joya de Ceren Society for Economic Botany, Cherokee, NC.

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Fellow of the UC Graduate School, 2011 to 2012.
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015 to 2016.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2007 to Present, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and PROFESSOR, University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies and Department of Biological Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2006 to 2007, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and FIELD SERVICE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies and Department of Biological Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2002 to 2006, VICE PRESIDENT FOR SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS AND SENIOR SCIENTIST, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL.
  • 1993 to 2002, DIRECTOR, GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.
  • 1984 to 1993, ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and DIRECTOR, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY FACILITY, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS.

Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Society for Economic Botany Editorial Board, 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
  • Board Member, Society for Ethnobiology Editorial Board, 01/01/2010 to 12/01/2010
  • Committee Chair, Univeristy of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies UCCFS Steering Committee, 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
  • Director, University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies n/a, 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
  • Board Member, University of Cincinnati Faculty Club Board of Governors, 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation Ad Hoc, 03/08/2010 to 10/20/2010