MIT D-Lab Students Start Evaporative Cooling Research at TBI Turkwel

Hello! We are Ava and Christine, from MIT D-Lab, and this summer we are working with the Turkana Basin Institute and our PI, Dr. Eric Verploegen, to research evaporative cooling as a means of post harvest fruit and vegetable storage. In regions of the world where access to food preservation methods is limited, up to [...]

By |2022-07-10T09:41:50+03:00June 28th, 2022|Featured, General, Research|Comments Off on MIT D-Lab Students Start Evaporative Cooling Research at TBI Turkwel

Turkana moths make a DNA debut!

The Turkana ecosystem is home to a wide range of species, including many different kinds of insects. One of the challenges of understanding biodiversity is the fact that many species have not yet been classified, and are in general poorly known or studied. This is true for most of the remote, tropical areas of the [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:56+03:00February 7th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Turkana moths make a DNA debut!

Life and leisure at TBI

It’s the little things that will make you worry when you sign up for something like the Turkana Basin Field School. Most of this blog has documented the stuff that might be expected. You sign up for a semester studying human evolution in Kenya and you hike through the desert, see a few zebra, pet [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:09+03:00March 20th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Life and leisure at TBI

The Geologist’s Toolkit

Geology is the foundation science. Pun intended. It is the study of how everything we can lay hands on came to be. Geology draws from every investigative discipline – physics, chemistry, biology, anthropology and a lot more ologies – to examine the wheres, whens, and whys of mountains, water, and us. But before a geologist [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:11+03:00February 12th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on The Geologist’s Toolkit
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