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Hiking to the Napudet Hills

Close to completing their course on the modern ecology of the Turkana Basin, students hiked to an old growth tree grove adjacent to the Turkwel River. The grove, with a massive tamarind at its center supporting orchids and monkeys, is a local site of gatherings and ceremonies, and considered holy by some. Following their exam [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:33+03:00February 27th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Hiking to the Napudet Hills

Birdwatching, Nightwalks

TBI's Ecology course kept Field School students busy from sunrise until sunset and beyond, as Dino Martins led students on birdwalks, collecting expeditions and late night hunts for scorpions. The landscape around TBI is filled with a fascinating array of East African birds, amphibians, and insects, all of whom took advantage of the [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:33+03:00February 24th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Birdwatching, Nightwalks

Veronica’s Turkwel: Report # 2

Sweat is an abundant liquid around this neighborhood. TBI students and staff give out perhaps gallons of this stuff daily. On some Sundays we all go for a swim in lake Turkana at Eliye -a nice spot where a natural fresh water spring trickles into the saline jade sea. Last Sunday, after swimming in the [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:33+03:00February 21st, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Veronica’s Turkwel: Report # 2

Rain and the Kerio River Delta

Turkana Basin Institute students, faculty and staff were astonished on Wednesday when a vigorous windstorm gave way to rain. The whole ecosystem of the Turkana desert, from the smallest insects and algae to the fish, birds and great acacias depend upon annual rains. A drought has devastated the region for over 2 years now, and [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:34+03:00February 18th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Rain and the Kerio River Delta

Dino Martins arrives at TBI

Dino Martins arrived at TBI over the weekend and, on Monday, began teaching a weeklong course on the ecology the the Turkana lake basin. Like much of East Africa, Turkana has been heavily affected by ecological disturbances caused by climate change and human land use patterns. To contribute to a scientific understanding of these changes, [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:34+03:00February 17th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Dino Martins arrives at TBI

Evolution on Darwin’s Birthday

On Saturday, TBI students concluded their 2 week-long intensive course on human evolution by honoring the memory of Charles Darwin, exactly 202 years after his birth. The field of evolutionary biology has never advanced so quickly, nor been so integrated in modern and biomedical sciences as it is today. Nevertheless Darwin and his ideas remain [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:34+03:00February 14th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Evolution on Darwin’s Birthday

Eliye Springs Hominin at Lake Turkana

Three decades ago a vacationing couple, while walking along the west shore of Lake Turkana, saw the back end of a human skull protruding from the sand. The cranium, or upper portion of the skull, was darkly stained and heavy from the process of fossilization, which over time had filled it with additional minerals. A [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:34+03:00February 12th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on Eliye Springs Hominin at Lake Turkana

TBI Fossil Preparation Lab

TBI Field School Students began a study of fossil preparation on Tuesday, in an effort to better understand the process by which fossil remains are made ready for scientific analysis.We are accustomed to seeing pictures of beautifully preserved fossil crania on the covers of Science, Nature or National Geographic. Most fossils are not found intact [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:34+03:00February 10th, 2011|Field Schools|Comments Off on TBI Fossil Preparation Lab
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