TEAM KEY

Catherine Beck

Hamilton College

Kim Berlin

Stony Brook University

Senior Systems Engineer directing the development of data warehouse modeling and analytics across university administrative data systems. My background also includes research in wildlife biology and a degree in ecology, evolution and behavior.

Melissa Boyd

Rutgers University

Field geologist interested in the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Turkana Basin to contextualize the environments of evolution.

Stephen Cox

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A geochronologist and noble gas geochemist focused on high-precision 40Ar/39Ar and cosmogenic nuclide dating.

Craig Feibel

Rutgers University

A stratigrapher and sedimentologist working on the geological evolution of the Turkana Basin.

Mikael Fortelius

University of Helsinki

A mammal palaeontologist interested in functional evolution and environmental change.

Gregory Henkes

Stony Brook University

A stable isotope geochemist interested in the development and application of new approaches to paleoclimate reconstruction.

Sidney Hemming

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A geologist and geochronologist specializing in 40Ar/39Ar dating applications.

Daeun Lee

University of Michigan

Kari Lintulaakso

Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS

Associate coordinator of the NOW fossil mammal database (nowdatabase.org). Data integration and ETL expert working in close collaboration with Kenyan colleagues on mammal fossil databases from TBI and NMK.

Cindy Liutkus-Pierce

Appalachian State University

A sedimentary geologist and geochemist who is particularly interested in Neogene–Quaternary environmental and ecological change in East Africa.

Chris Poulsen

University of Michigan

Sara Mana

Salem State University

An igneous geochemist and geochronologist interested in the tectonic and magmatic evolution of the East African Rift.

Ellen Miller

Wake Forest University

A paleontologist working on the evolutionary history of African mammals, and specializing in primate evolution.

Isaiah Nengo

Stony Brook University

A primate paleontologist interested in evolutionary history of mammals in Africa and macroevolutionary patterns and processes in general.

Patricia Princehouse

Stony Brook University

Christian Rowan

Rutgers University

A structural geologist and geochronologist interested in the tectonic evolution of the Turkana region.

John Rowan

SUNY Albany

A paleontologist and paleoecologist interested in the evolution of African mammals and ecosystems.

Mae Saslaw

Stony Brook University

A stable isotope geochemist interested in paleoclimate, particularly paleosols.

Tara Smiley

Stony Brook University

A paleobiologist interested in how climate and landscape history shape the diversity, biogeography, and ecological structure of mammalian faunas.

Frank Sousa

University of Oregon

Peter Ungar

University of Arkansas

A paleoanthropologist who uses dental microwear and topography to reconstruct the diets of past mammals and the environments in which they lived.

Kevin Uno

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A terrestrial paleoecologist who uses isotope and organic geochemistry to reconstruct past ecosystems and mammal diets.

Cora VanHazinga

Salem State University

Master’s student in GIS with background in Geology, researching magmatic strain accommodation in Turkana Basin using remote sensing.

Natasha Vitek

Stony Brook University

A paleontologist interested in morphometrics, variation and making sense of difficult taxonomic systems.

Indrė Žliobaitė

University of Helsinki

A data scientist interested in evolution in nature and society.

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