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Visit to the Kerio Delta

The TBI Field School students visited the Kerio Delta a few days ago to get a first glimpse of the complex freshwater ecology and dynamics that affect the deltas of Lake Turkana. We were hosted by a group of local fishermen whose boats we used to travel into the mouth of the Kerio Delta. [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:53-08:00September 15th, 2014|Field Schools|Comments Off on Visit to the Kerio Delta

Fall 2013 Field School Begins!

The Turkana Basin Field School for Fall 2013 has begun! The students made their long journey to Kenya from New York and set off on a short safari into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Elementeita, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. We started at Lake Elementeita in the Rift Valley where we went for a [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06-08:00September 8th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Fall 2013 Field School Begins!

Ecological explosions and volcanic diversity

In the middle of Lake Turkana, an experiment is taking place without a single person touching a pipette or checking their controls. The open-air lab is called Central Island, and few people have had the opportunity to watch the experiment in action.

By |2017-01-04T18:05:11-08:00February 8th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Ecological explosions and volcanic diversity

Original student research on the Turkana Basin ecosystem

Time flies, especially when you’re learning something new. In the case of the ecology module it was more likely to be mosquitoes or bees than flies, but either way we’re all a little shocked that we’re a fifth of the way through the course. Two weeks in the Turkana Basin gone in a flurry of [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:11-08:00February 6th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Original student research on the Turkana Basin ecosystem
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