TREC - Paleobiology

Research in the lab currently focuses on three major areas:

  • paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Africa and its paleobiological response, particularly in the Tanganyika and Malawi basins, and in the Afar region in the Danakil Depression;
  • high resolution records of climatological and anthropogenically-driven environmental change and its biotic response, from saline lakes of San Salvador Island, Bahamas; and
  • constructing a database entitled, Lake Faunas Through Time (LFTT), to document the history of lake faunas, addressing questions concerning colonization and diversification of clades on continents.