A major ecological issue that the students have been learning about is that of invasive species. As humans have moved about the planet and modified the environments, one of the impacts we have had is through introducing plants and animals to habitats where they did not occur naturally and evolve with other species.
One of the trips that the students take as part of the Ecology module is a visit to the Kerio Delta. About an hours’ drive from TBI, the Kerio River that winds its way from the highlands of northwestern Kenya, enters Lake Turkana. As a seasonal river, there typically isn’t much water in it, but the delta is an interesting ecological zone.