A week of learning about and living in Mpala’s incredible ecosystem.

Personal journal excerpt: It is Tuesday evening; I am relaxing in Mpala research center reminiscing a productive day. I am inspired to write a short account of the ant-acacia relationship we learned earlier today:   Picture an ant, One ferocious and alert, She tends and serves, To protect her reserves!   Picture another ant, One [...]

By |2022-09-20T12:40:27+03:00September 20th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Sticky|Comments Off on A week of learning about and living in Mpala’s incredible ecosystem.

Origins Field School Fall 2022 Begins!

Jambo!  Welcome to the TBI Origins Field School blog for Fall 2022! My name is Medina Lubisia, the Resident Academic Director for the Fall Field School. I will be accompanying students throughout the field school as they undertake five modules that will be credited for their Fall semester. The students arrived safely in Nairobi and [...]

By |2022-09-14T22:10:28+03:00September 14th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Sticky|Comments Off on Origins Field School Fall 2022 Begins!

Installing a Telescope in Ileret

Hello! We are the DART - OPTiK team, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, STFC UKRI, Technical University of Kenya and the Turkana Basin Institute. We will be working at the TBI base in Ileret for the next couple of months to set up a portable telescope which will then take observations [...]

By |2022-09-07T15:59:58+03:00September 7th, 2022|Development, Discovery, Featured, General, Projects, Research, Sticky|Comments Off on Installing a Telescope in Ileret

Updates from the field: Discovering new early Pleistocene footprints at Koobi Fora

This July, Kevin Hatala (Chatham University), Neil Roach (Harvard University) and Louise Leakey (Stony Brook University) led a TBI team unearthing a new early Pleistocene footprint site at Koobi Fora. The first tracks were discovered last year by Louise’s team at the bottom of an important skeletal fossil excavation. This year’s excavation uncovered a large [...]

By |2022-08-29T18:54:39+03:00August 29th, 2022|Discovery, Featured, General, Koobi Fora Research Project, Projects, Research, Sticky|Comments Off on Updates from the field: Discovering new early Pleistocene footprints at Koobi Fora

A ‘Tuff’ Journey through Time

On the Eastern side of Lake Turkana, the sediments reveal information about the early evolution of humankind. The sedimentary sequences tell us what it would have been like for early humans such as Paranthropus boisei, Homo erectus, and early Homo species millions of years ago. However, in stark contrast to the ecosystem that was home [...]

By |2022-08-08T10:59:05+03:00August 4th, 2022|Featured, Research, Sticky|Comments Off on A ‘Tuff’ Journey through Time

Dr. Dino J. Martins appointed as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dino J. Martins has accepted an offer from the Board of TBI (Kenya) Ltd. to serve as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya). The offer was made following full consultation with, and enthusiastic support from, TBI Kenya’s key partners: Stony Brook University, the Stony Brook Foundation, and [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:11+03:00May 13th, 2022|Featured, Sticky|Comments Off on Dr. Dino J. Martins appointed as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya)

Turkana Basin Institute Collaborates to Recognize All Nurses of Turkana County

TBI has been honored to host Dr. Deborah Lindell of Case Western Reserve University for the last 8 months during her Fulbright Fellowship in Turkana. Dr. Lindell has been working on developing a Nursing BSN program at the Turkana University College (TUC), as well as teaching TUC students, conducting research into nursing in Turkana county [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:38+03:00April 22nd, 2022|Events, Featured, General, Sticky|Comments Off on Turkana Basin Institute Collaborates to Recognize All Nurses of Turkana County

Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77

World-renowned paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard E. Leakey, chair of the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) and a professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences died January 2 at the age of 77. Leakey devoted the majority of his life to research on human origins, conservation of [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:59+03:00January 5th, 2022|Featured, General, Sticky|Comments Off on Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77
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