Photo credit: Miquel Torrents-Ticó. Local ecological knowledge, stemming from generations of human-wildlife interactions, is becoming an increasingly more significant source of important data for wildlife biologists. PhD student Miquel Torrents-Ticó of the Global Change and Conservation Lab, University of Helsinki, Finland, runs a project that uses interviews of pastoral Daasanach elders living around the village of Ileret to gain important insight into human-wildlife conflict in and around Sibiloi National Park.

While the primary focus of research facilitated by TBI is prehistory, other research projects operating out of TBI’s facilities study climate change, alternative energy, global health concerns, and other interesting and important topics.