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Rivers- past and present

Rivers- past and present

February 25th, 2015

Interpreting and reconstructing depositional environments of the past involves an understanding of modern processes acting on the Earth surface that...read more

Map it!

Map it!

February 24th, 2015

The rock record of the Turkana Basin contains a history of tectonic movement, volcanic activity, and climatic alterations that have all affected p...read more

Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

February 23rd, 2015

The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) is not only a non-profit organization interested in scientific research in the Lake Turkana region,...read more

I want to be a paleontologist!

I want to be a paleontologist!

February 13th, 2015

In the past week, we have learned about a variety of animals* and how the habitat has changed in the ancient ...read more

What did they eat??

What did they eat??

February 11th, 2015

Before examining fossilized bones and ancient life, it is important to look at the anatomy of modern mammals. Our next...read more

What a crock!!

What a crock!!

February 9th, 2015

The Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoecology Module began last week under the instruction of paleontologist Dr. Mikael Fortelius from the University of Helsinki.  After an ...read more

A day off

A day off

February 4th, 2015

Here are a few images from our day off at the end of the Ecology module.  More pictures will be added to this pos...read more

Shoo Fly, Don’t bother me!

Shoo Fly, Don't bother me!

February 4th, 2015

This past Saturday, TBI Field School students ended their Ecology module and finished their major project on disease vectors. Their professor, ...read more

The Lake and a Volcanic Island

The Lake and a Volcanic Island

January 29th, 2015

On Sunday, the TBI Field School students spent a hot day out on Lake Turkana with a boat ride to...read more

Boat Ride Through the Kerio Delta

Boat Ride Through the Kerio Delta

January 28th, 2015

We visited the Kerio Delta a few days ago to get a first glimpse of the complex freshwater ecology and dynamics ...read more