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Ecology Week 1: Vegetation and Herbivory at Mpala

On Monday and Tuesday, we had the opportunity to learn from Mpala researcher Kimani Ndung'u who specializes in vegetation studies and is currently investigating the effects of termite mounds on the locale-specific environment. He is also a part of a project (www.forestgeo.si.edu/site/mpala) run by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute where they are collecting data for the only savannah plot in their global network. [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Discovery, Fall Field School 2016, Field School|Comments Off on Ecology Week 1: Vegetation and Herbivory at Mpala

New fossils from the Turkana Basin shed light on early human evolution

Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus –Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago.

By | August 8th, 2012|Discovery|Comments Off on New fossils from the Turkana Basin shed light on early human evolution