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Turkana Miocene Project explores climate change impact on evolution

October 1st, 2020|

The NSF Frontier Research in Earth Sciences program (FRES) has funded the Turkana Miocene Project proposal to the tune of ~$2.7 million. The grant will fund research over 4 years to better understand how climate change and tectonics interacted to shape the evolution of the environment in which the ancestors of humans and our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangs emerged in Africa.

A Billion-Year Journey of Earth’s Tectonic Plates

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