|Deming Yang

About Deming Yang

Hello! My name is Deming Yang. I am the Resident Academic Director for the Origins Field School, Spring 2018. I am a PhD candidate in the IDPAS program at Stony Brook University and a TBI graduate fellow. Before joining Stony Brook for graduate school, I worked in Kenya for three years and gained amazing field experience. I have broad interests in early hominin evolution and paleoecology. My research is about dietary evolution in Plio-Pleistocene pig lineages.

Into the desert

After a successful week at Mpala, students are thrilled by being exposed to all the wildlife there. Beautiful giraffes, elephants and lots of antelopes. With the staring of the second week of the Ecology module, students arrived at TBI Ileret where the environment is totally different. On our flight north, students had a chance to [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:40+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Fall 2015, Field Schools|Comments Off on Into the desert

The last few days at Mpala

In the last few days, students continued to learn about the savanna ecosystem and wildlife-human conflict, a very common problem faced by many Kenyans as well as people in other African countries. Perhaps one of the most extreme cases is the relationship between lions and pastoralists. Some of you may have heard about stories of [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:41+00:00September 21st, 2015|Fall 2015, Field Schools|Comments Off on The last few days at Mpala

Ecologists in the field

The Fall 2015 TBI Origins Field School students have been learning the field ecology of African savanna at the Mpala Ranch located on the Laikipia plateau north of Mt Kenya. We have had amazing field excursions so far, visiting the lions, the hippo pool and the Mukenya Mountains. Our first few days of classes were mostly [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:41+00:00September 17th, 2015|Fall 2015, Field Schools|Comments Off on Ecologists in the field