Personnel List

Affiliation:
BGC
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Senior Project scientist and coleadAr/Ar geochronology

Email:
adeino@bgc.org
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Affiliation:
University of Minnesota
Background:

LacCore liaison and field team participant

Email:
noren021@umn.edu
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University of Arizona
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HSPDP Project Director. Paleolimnology and invertebrate paleoecology

Email:
cohen@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
Yale University
Background:

"I am particularly interested in relating faunal change through the Chemeron Formation (~5.6 - 1.6 Ma, Tugen Hills, Kenya) to climate and environment, as shown by proxies from the BTB core.  I have worked on fossiliferous Chemeron sediments consistently since 1968, and since 1985 have directed the Baringo Paleontological Research Project in the region.  The Project has accumulated a great deal of faunal information through the section, including the occurrence of what is plausibly the earliest known representative of our own genus, Homo, at 2·4 Ma.  More recently, particularly with the work John Kingston and Al Deino, we have demonstrated the strong effect of precession and eccentricity on climate at around 2.5 Ma, and probably at repeated intervals lower in the Formation. "

Email:
andrew.hill@yale.edu
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N/A
Affiliation:
Rutgers University
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Invertebrate paleoecology. Undergraduate student.

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N/A
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Invertebrate paleoecology and screen wash sampling. Graduate student

Email:
abillingsley@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen
Background:

Field Team participant for Chew Bahir drilling area; Palaeoclimatology; My research interest focuses on the water provenance reconstruction of paleo-Lake Chew Bahir using isotopes (Sr, O, C) on microfossils from the Chew Bahir drill core and exposed paleo-shoreline indicators from the basin margins in order to calculate paleo-lake depths and paleo-rainfall amounts.

Email:
annett.junginger@uni-tuebingen.de
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N/A
Affiliation:
Tata Chemicals
Background:

Research Interest: The Geochemistry of Magadi brines/alkaline liquor and their role in Sodium Carbonate Precipitation within The Basin.
Project Logistical Ground Support Within Magadi

Email:
ambuthia@tatachemicals.com
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N/A
Affiliation:
UCLA
Background:

I will work on providing the research team with quantitative constraints on past environmental conditions using clumped isotope measurements of carbonate-bearing intervals. Specifically we will contribute proxy-based estimates of temperature and water isotopes. My group has been working intensively on calibrating clumped isotopes in a diverse array of materials, including lake sediments, land snails, soil carbonates, and synthethic calcite. We also have been publishing regional-scale terrestrial paleoclimate reconstructions.

Email:
atripati@ucla.edu
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http://atripati.bol.ucla.edu
Affiliation:
Addis Ababa University
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Senior project scientist and stable isotope geochemistry. Paleoclimate. Ethiopian country project coordination, Chew Bahir field team participant.

Email:
asfawossena@gmail.com
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Affiliation:
Hong Kong Baptist University
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Coteam leader and senior scientist L. Magadi site. Diatom paleoecology of Magadi cores and field team participant for Magadi drilling.

Email:
owen@hkbu.edu.hk
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Affiliation:
Rutgers University
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My research focuses on paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic, and paleolimnologic reconstructions of the past 4 Ma in the Turkana Basin, Kenya using outcrop and core startigraphy in conjunction with ostracod faunal analysis and stable isotopes. Within HSPDP I am involved in the West Turkana ostracod study, was a members of the field teams for West Turkana and Afar, and a part of the sampling parties for West Turkana (core description), Baringo, and Afar.

Email:
catherine.beck@rutgers.edu
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http://geology.rutgers.edu/people/graduate-students/24-people/graduate-students/265-catherine-beck
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Phytolith/pollen analyst and field team participant for Tugen Hills, West Turkana and Northern Awash dill sites. My initial research efforts focus on the use of phytoliths to track changes in grass community composition to better understand changes in temperature, precipitation and landscape structure. Graduate student

Email:
chadyost@email.arizona.edu
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https://universityofarizona.academia.edu/ChadYost
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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I was working in Andy's lab as a Lab assistant at the University of Arizona for a year. I was working on the MAG14-1A and 1C core. My project was participating in building the charcoal records of past fire frequency from the HSPDP drill core MAG-1A Lake Magadi, Kenya.

Email:
chenyuwang@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
Arizona State University
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Senior scientist and site lead scientist for N. Afar. Project management

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campisano@asu.edu
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Affiliation:
Syracuse University
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Paleoclimatology. Core log interpretation

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cascholz@syr.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Manchester
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Christine is a tephrochronologists, specialising in correlating and dating palaeoenvironmental records and archaeological sites. As part of the Chew Bahir team, she will be characterising visible and crypto- tephra layers found within the cores and using them to date and connect the record to a regional tephrostratigraphic framework.

Email:
christine.lane@manchester.ac.uk
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
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I'm involved with radiocarbon dating and age-depth modelling methods, both in terms of general methodological developments and specifically for the Chew-Bahir site in south Ethiopia. I am also involved with the IntCal and INTIMATE groups which are focussed on issues important to HSPDP.

Email:
christopher.ramsey@rlaha.ox.ac.uk
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http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/CBR.html
Affiliation:
Rutgers University
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Senior project scientist and W Turkana site team leader, stratigraphy.

Email:
feibel@eps.rutgers.edu
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Affiliation:
Georgia State University
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Dan is leading efforts to analyze the bulk and clay mineralogy of HSPDP cores, with an emphasis on sub-micron authigenic silicates, especially clay minerals. The elemental and isotopic geochemistry of such minerals may be used as indicators of lake salinity and alkalinity, especially in hydrologically closed basins with abundant volcaniclastics.

Email:
deocampo@gsu.edu
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http://geosciences.gsu.edu/profile/daniel-m-deocampo/
Affiliation:
University of Nairobi
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Senior Project scientist and CoPI for W Turkana site. Sedimentology. National coordinator for Kenya, field team participant for W. Turkana, Baringo, and Magadi areas.

Email:
dolago@uonbi.ac.ke
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geology.uonbi.ac.ke & icca.uonbi.ac.ke
Affiliation:
University of Glasgow
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Ar/Ar geochronology

Email:
darren.mark@glasgow.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
ASU
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Paleoceanography, N. Awash field participant

Email:
David.Feary@asu.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Bangor
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My contribution to the project is primarily as a geophysicist aiming to collect data that will help contextualise the borehole position in relation to the Chew Bahir basin stratigraphy. We aim to acquire multichannel seismic reflection data to gain this understanding of the depositional context at the borehole site. As a secondary role, I also hope to contribute to the wider interpretation of the data in terms of oceanic influence on East African palaeoclimate. My general interests lie in marine engineering geophysics and geotechnics, the use of geophysics in palaeoenvironmetal and palaeoclimate reconstruction.

Email:
d.g.huws@bangor.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Nairobi
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Field team participant for Tugen Hills drilling site and provenance studies of Tugen Hills drill core clastics. Graduate student

Email:
muriithinjagi@gmail.com
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rockesci.co.ke
Affiliation:
Carnegie Inst.
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Tephrochronology

Email:
droman@dtm.ciw.edu
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http://home.dtm.ciw.edu/users/droman/
Affiliation:
Earth Images Foundation
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I am a documentary filmmaker with Earth Images Foundation in Oakland, California, and I am co-producing a 3D film with Doug Prose about human evolution and how it has been influenced by a changing environment and climate, featuring HSPDP research in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Email:
diane@earthimage.org
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N/A
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
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Lithology/Stratigraphy (Northern Awash core) and tephrochronology. I'm studying the lithology of the Awash core for stratigraphic correlations and to aid in paleoenvironment reconstructions and basin tectonics. I'm also analyzing the major element abundances of volcanic glass for chemical fingerprinting and correlations. HSPDP website maintenance. Graduate student.

Email:
dgarello@asu.edu
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Affiliation:
CNRS CEREGE, Aix en Provence
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Palynology research for Afar study area

Email:
barboni@cerege.fr
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Affiliation:
Earth Images Foundation
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I am a documentary filmmaker with Earth Images Foundation in Oakland, California, and I am co-producing a 3D film with Diane LaMacchia about human evolution and how it has been influenced by a changing environment and climate, featuring HSPDP research in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Email:
doug@earthimage.org
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http://www.earthimage.org/Africa.html
Affiliation:
Princeton University
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Climate and vegetation modeling

Email:
elena@princeton.edu
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Affiliation:
National Oil Company of Kenya
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Geologist-representative for National Oil and participant in West Turkana and Magadi drilling

Email:
ekimburi@nockenya.co.ke
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Houston, Houston, TX
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Assistant Professor Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Email:
ejbeverl@central.uh.edu
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www.emilybeverly.com
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N/A
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Paleoerosion rate project.

Email:
Emily.Zawacki@asu.edu
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Binghamton
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Sedimentary geochemistry and field participant L. Magadi site. Graduate student

Email:
emcnult3@binghamton.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Newcastle
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Biomarkers

Email:
Emma.Pearson@newcastle.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Minnesota-Duluth
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Scanning XRF on HSPDP cores. Paleolimatology

Email:
etbrown@d.umn.edu
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Affiliation:
Indiana State University
Background:

Diatom paleoecology.

Email:
esmith71@sycamores.indstate.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Aberystwyth
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Tephrochronology

Email:
cjm8@aber.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
Background:

I am mainly interested in biotic proxies, especially ostracodes. Their calcite remains in sediments are used for inferring paleoenvironmental conditions based on their specific ecological preference, but also by analyzing valve chemistry. Within HSPDP I am engaged to analyse the biotic macro-remains/ostracods from core material of Chew Bahir. Another interest of mine is the biogeographic/stratigraphical distribution of ostracodes along the East African Rift and between the HSPDP drilling sites, especially. The taxonomic harmonization between each coring sites will be done in close cooperation with the working groups of Andy Cohen and Craig Feibel.

Email:
finn.viehberg@uni-koeln.de
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http://www.geologie.uni-koeln.de/viehberg.html?&L=1
Affiliation:
U. Cologne
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Senior scientist and Co-leader of Chew Bahir drill site, pollen and other bioproxies

Email:
frank.schaebitz@uni-koeln.de
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http://guid.uni-koeln.de/schaebitz.html http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de/
Affiliation:
Aberystwyth University, UK
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Director, Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory

Email:
ggd@aber.ac.uk
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https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/iges/staff/academic-staff/ggd/
Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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Field team participant for Chew Bahir drilling. Graduate student

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Affiliation:
CNRS
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Guillaume DUPONT-NIVET from the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is coordinating the paleomagnetic aspect of the project for the purpose of magnetostratigraphic dating of the cores at various sites. This work is being done with Mark SIER funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO).

Email:
guillaume.dupont-nivet@univ-rennes1.fr
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http://www.geo.uu.nl/~forth/people/Guillaume/
Affiliation:
University of Aberystwyth
Background:

Luminescence dating

Email:
hmr@aber.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
U. Aberystwyth
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Senior project scientist and coleader Chew Bahir drill site. Palynology

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hfl@aber.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Amsterdam
Background:

As an isotope geochemist, my expertise lies in isotope-proxy development in terrestrial sedimentary sequences. Over the past 10 years, our group has developed a Sr-isotope stratigraphic technique that improves stratigraphic control and yields valuable paleohydrological information for the Turkana Basin sedimentary sequences. The results of these isotope geochemical studies are of relevance for investigating the role of climate change in human evolution. This work is carried out in close cooperation with Josephine Joordens, Craig Feibel, and Guillaume Dupont Nivet. Within the HSPDP programme, I am the project PI at VU-University of the NWO-funded post-doc project of Jeroen van der Lubbe, targeted at Sr isotope stratigraphical reconstruction for the West Turkana HSPDP drill core.

Email:
h.b.vonhof@vu.nl
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http://www.falw.vu/~vonh/
Affiliation:
University of Massachusetts
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"Organic geochemistry (to analyze HSPDP sediments for biomarkers to reconstruct past vegetation type (C3 or C4 plants), temperature and precipitation amount in collaboration with Jim Russell and Joe Werne). My field of research specialization is molecular paleoclimatology. I utilize organic compounds preserved in geologic materials to study past climates and environments on Earth, especially Plio-Pleistocene climate variability, tropical paleoclimate and the relationships between climate and human history.
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Email:
isla@geo.umass.edu
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https://www.facebook.com/UMassBiogeochem, http://blogs.umass.edu/isla/, http://blogs.umass.edu/biogeochem/
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Screen wash sample preparation. Undergraduate student

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N/A
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Affiliation:
University of Liverpool
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Palaeolithic Archaeologist – my role includes illuminating the structure of behavioural diversity across East Africa during the Middle Stone Age, and change through time and with respect to environmental variability, and particularly the core record from Chew Bahir.

Email:
jblinkhorm@outlook.com
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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janet.rethemeyer@uni-koeln.de
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Affiliation:
Indiana State University
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Diatom paleoecology. Gradauate student

Email:
jhixson@sycamores.indstate.edu
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Affiliation:
Indiana State University
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Stone is responsible for fossil diatom analyses from the records from Lake Turkana, Baringo Basin, and Afar projects. This includes supervision of post-doctoral research associate, graduate, and undergraduate students and integrating the research results within the broader paleoecological group of senior personnel on the project at annual meetings.

Email:
Jeffery.Stone@indstate.edu
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http://faculty.indstate.edu/jstone/
Affiliation:
Mount Royal University
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Stratigraphy, sedimentology and trace fossil studies of HSPDP drill cores

Email:
jescott@mtroyal.ca
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Affiliation:
Unviersity of Amsterdam
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jvdl@gpi.uni-kiel.de
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Affiliation:
Yale University
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Field team participant for Tugen Hills drilling site. Graduate student

Email:
jessamy.doman@yale.edu
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http://anthropology.yale.edu/people/jessamy-doman
Affiliation:
University of South Florida
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Stable isotope geochemistry and field team participant N. Awash site. Graduate student

Email:
normanj@mail.usf.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Background:

Climate modeling.

Email:
yin@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
Brown University
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Jim is analyzing the isotopic composition of terrestrial leaf wax compounds to understand changes in precipitation and atmospheric circulation

Email:
james_russell@brown.edu
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https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jarussel
Affiliation:
Indiana State University
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Diatom paleoecology.

Email:
jmohan@sycamores.indstate.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Pittsburgh
Background:

Organic geochemistry

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jwerne@pitt.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Senior scientist and Lead of the Earth System and Coupled Climate Modeling Team

Email:
jrussell@email.arizona.edu
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Website:
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/BGDL
Affiliation:
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
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Magnetics-Preliminary geophysical investigations of Magadi area. Drilling-Scientific field team participant at Lake Magadi.

Email:
wagithiri@yahoo.co.uk
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Website:
www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/physics/staff
Affiliation:
University of Michigan
Background:

Senior project scientist and Baringo/Tugen Hills site team leader. Paleoanthropology data integration and demographic modeling

Email:
jkingst@umich.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Background:

Geomorphic and landscape modeling

Email:
jdpellet@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Stable isotope geochemistry. Paleoclimate. Undergraduate student.

Email:
jlogan1@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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Field participant Chew Bahir drilling-graduate student

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Affiliation:
Lecturer in Physical Geography University of Hull, United Kingdom
Background:

My role in the project will be to produce oxygen and carbon isotope data from the carbonate, organic matter and/or diatom silica found in the Chew Bahir cores, using the facilities at the British Geological Survey and overseen by Prof. Melanie Leng, to assist with the environmental reconstruction.

Email:
j.dean2@hull.ac.uk
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Website:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/staff/profiles/43712.html
Affiliation:
NSF/University of South Florida
Background:

Jonathan is a field team participant at the Afar, Ethiopia drilling site, and has experience working on the geology of the Miocene through Pleistocene of the Afar Depression. He is a stable isotope geochemist with experience in terrestrial paleoclimate and paleoenvironment of early hominins, and will be working on the carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of carbonates from the Afar drill site.

Email:
jgwynn@gmail.com
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Leiden
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I am a (paleo)ecologist involved in the West Turkanaleg of HSPDP and West Turkana outcrop fieldwork. With my colleagues Jeroen en Hubert we perform strontium isotope analysis on fish and ostracod fossils extracted from core and outcrop sediments, to capture variation in Sr isotope ratio of paleolake water as a climate proxy.

Email:
j.c.a.joordens@arch.leidenuniv.nl
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Screen wash sample preparation. Undergraduate student

Email:
jrichter@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
Indiana State University
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Diatom paleoecology.

Email:
Karlyn.westover@gmail.com
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Affiliation:
Smithsonian Inst.
Background:

I have been working with outcrop geology, paleontology, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of East African hominin-bearing rift valley sediments for many decades.  Within HSPDP, I am responsible for integrating outcrop and core data from the Olorgesailie region to contribute to overall paleoenvironmental and climatic reconstruction.  I am also interested in methods for visualizing and analyzing cores from other areas and correlating information between core and outcrop records.

Email:
behrensa@si.edu
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Affiliation:
Arizona State University
Background:

Paleoanthropology data integration

Email:
kaye.reed@asu.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Background:

TOC/TIC analysis on BTB, WTK and Afar cores. Undergraduate student

Email:
kevinortiz@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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TOC/TIC analysis on BTB core. Undergraduate student

Email:
plangek@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Barcelona
Background:

Sedimentary petrology on the Tugen Hills Baringo core

Email:
lgibert@ub.edu
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http://www.ub.edu/geologia/en/
Affiliation:
University of Potsdam
Background:

Tectonics and ladscape evolution

Email:
Manfred.Strecker@geo.uni-potsdam.de
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Affiliation:
Utrecht U.
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Paleomagnetism. Field team participant N. Awash drill site

Email:
marksier@gmail.com
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Affiliation:
? Roy?
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Geophysical (reflection seismic) site survey of N. Awash and West Turkana site. Graduate student

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Affiliation:
U. Potsdam
Background:

His research is on the paleoclimate dynamics of the lower latitudes, with special emphasis on the impact of environmental changes on the biosphere on time scales ranging from a few million years to less than a year. Together with Asfawossen Asrat, Frank Schäbitz and Henry Lamb, Martin is leading the Chew Bahir site within HSPDP. Within the project, his work will include various aspects of data analysis and modeling, e.g. age modeling, time series analysis, provenance analysis and remote sensing

Email:
trauth@geo.uni-potsdam.de
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Website:
http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/paleoklimadynamik.html
Affiliation:
U. Nairobi
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Field team participant in L. Magadi drilling operations. Graduate student

Email:
Marymuthoni09@gmail.com
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Liverpool
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I am an evolutionary anthropologist involved in modelling the effects of palaeoenvironmental change on the origin and dispersal of Homo sapiens. I am working as part of the UK-based Chew Bahir team.

Email:
Matt.Grove@liv.ac.uk
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Website:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/staff/matthew-grove/
Affiliation:
Indiana State University
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Diatom paleoecology. Graduate student

Email:
mbrindle@sycamores.indstate.edu
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Affiliation:
Addis Ababa University
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Field participant Chew Bahir drilling-graduate student

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Affiliation:
British Geological Survey
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Stable isotope geochemistry to assess paleoenvironmental change. Professor Melanie Leng is the Director of the Centre of Environmental Geochemistry based at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Science Director at the British Geological Survey where she manages the Stable Isotope Group, part of the family of National Facilities, a role which involves a collaborative service role for the UK academic geosciences community. Her research focus is in climate and environmental change in the Antarctic Ocean, over Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and East Africa.

Email:
mjl@bgs.ac.uk
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N/A
Affiliation:
Aberystwyth University
Background:

Luminescence dating at Chew Bahir.

Email:
msj1@aber.ac.uk
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N/A
Affiliation:
University of Minnesota
Background:

I am a paleolimnologist preferentially working with varved lake records and using a suite of proxy records to reconstruct millennial-scale climate variability. My contribution to the HSPDP project is to generate high-resolution elemental records by using XRF-scanning to shade light into environmental and hydroclimatic conditions in East Africa over the last 3.5 Ma. Post doc.

Email:
mstockhe@d.umn.edu
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http://www.climategeology.ethz.ch/people/monas
Affiliation:
Georgia State University
Background:

HSPDP Roles: Clay Mineralogy; Field participant at Lake Magadi; Participant in West Turkana, Baringo, Afar, and Magadi ICDs at LacCore. Graduate student
Research: My research deals with environmental and climate change on centennial, millennial, and longer geologic time scales. The tools I use are X-ray Diffraction (XRD) for clay mineralogy and mass spectrometry for stable isotope geochemistry. I'm primarily interested in the relationship between environmental change and vertebrate and hominin evolution.

Email:
nrabideaux1@student.gsu.edu
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Website:
http://sites.gsu.edu/erl/
Affiliation:
University of Aberystwyth
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Tephrochrnology

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njp@aber.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
Background:

My research interest focuses on Quaternary geochronology. I have dated the Chew Bahir core that was drilled in March 2014 using optically stimulated luminescence.

Email:
nicole.klasen@uni-koeln.de
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Website:
http://www.geographie.uni-koeln.de/dr-nicole-klasen.764.en.html
Affiliation:
Aberystwyth University
Background:

Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
Role in HSPDP: I will be investigating the diatom and pollen record of the Chew Bahir core alongside Sarah Davies & Henry Lamb.

Email:
pjr@aber.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Background:

Landscape evolution modeling, and sediment dynamics coupling vegetation cycles.

Email:
phairot@email.arizona.edu
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https://sites.google.com/site/phairotchat/
Affiliation:
University of Lancaster
Background:

Diatom paleoecology

Email:
p.barker@lancaster.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of New Mexico
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Field team participant N. Awash site. Undergraduate student

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Affiliation:
Brown University
Background:

paleoclimate and paleolimnology. Graduate student

Email:
rachel_lupien@brown.edu
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N/A
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
Background:

Northern Afar scientific senior personnel; geology, geomorphology, tectonics.

Email:
ramon.arrowsmith@asu.edu
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www.public.asu.edu/~arrows/ also http://hspdp.asu.edu/ and http://sese.asu.edu/
Affiliation:
George Washington University
Background:

Paleoanthropology data integration

Email:
bobe@gwu.edu
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Website:
https://anthropology.columbian.gwu.edu/rené-bobe
Affiliation:
University of St. Andrews
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applied geophysics for palaeo-environmental reconstruction and archaeological site investigation. 

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crb@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
Smithsonian Inst.
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Principal Investigator of the Olorgesailie Drilling Project, and head of investigations at Olorgesailie, southern Kenya Rift, since 1985. Our team recovered two drill cores (216m sediment) from the southern part of the area in September 2012, associated with the oldest known Middle Stone Age sites in East Africa and evidence of faunal change found in excavations 25 km from the drilling sites. Paleoanthropology data integration for HSPDP

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pottsr@si.edu
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http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/east-african-research/drilling
Affiliation:
University of Saskatchewan
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Senior scientist and coleader L. Magadi drill site. Sedimentology and sedimentary geochemistry

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Affiliation:
GFDL
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Climate modeling. I use climate models to study past, present and future climates.

Email:
Ronald.Stouffer@noaa.gov
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http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/ronald-j-stouffer-home-page
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Paleoclimatology and paleolimnology. West Turkana field team participant

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johnson6@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Aberystwyth
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I will be working on diatom analysis of sediments from Chew Bahir, in collaboration with Phil Barker (Lancaster). Changes in diatom assemblages through the core will provide information on variations in lake level and salinity, which are linked to climate.

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sjd@aber.ac.uk
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http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/iges/staff/academic-staff/sjd/
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology at Ohio State University
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<p>Sarah is a paleoecologist working on vegetation-climate relationships over various temporal and spatial scales. She uses both fossil pollen data and modeling techniques to investigate changes in biodiversity and terrestrial ecology throughout the Afrotropics. Sarah was deeply involved in field logistics during core drilling in Ethiopia and Kenya. Additionally, her work includes initial modeling work to assess the applicability of Earth System Models for performing paleoclimate simulations to be completed within the HSPDP framework.</p>

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ivory.38@osu.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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Radiocarbon dating and biomarkers. Post-doc

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skusch@uni-koeln.de
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Affiliation:
Baylor University
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Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating

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Steven_Forman@baylor.edu
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Affiliation:
National Museums of Kenya
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Palynology and Tugen Hills field team participant

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stephenrucina@yahoo.com
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Affiliation:
Syracuse University
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Down hole MSCL log integration. West Turkana field team participant. Graduate student

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tmccartn@syr.edu
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Affiliation:
Binghamton University
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Senior Project Scientist and L Magadi site drilling team coleader. Sedimentology and low temperature geochemistry applied to chemical sediments. Lowenstein’s current interests include the chemistry of ancient seawater, paleolimnology, paleoclimatology and global change, geobiology, long-term survival of microorganisms and DNA, and the deposition of oil shales in saline lakes. sedimentology and low temperature geochemistry applied to chemical sediments. Lowenstein’s current interests include the chemistry of ancient seawater, paleolimnology, paleoclimatology and global change, geobiology, long-term survival of microorganisms and DNA, and the deposition of oil shales in saline lakes.

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lowenst@binghamton.edu
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Affiliation:
University of St. Andrews
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Paleomagnetism. Field team participant Chew Bahir drill site

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timraub@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Minnesota-Duluth
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Unravelling the history of East African climate based primarily on geochemical analyses of rift lake sediments.

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tcj@d.umn.edu
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Affiliation:
University of Cologne
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Field team participant for Chew Bahir deep drilling campaign; ICD; development of composite depth profile for the Chew Bahir cores; MSCL; XRF; Ar/Ar-based tephrochronology; part of the Chew Bahir pre-study team (2009–2014) and explorative fieldwork across CB basin

Email:
V.Foerster@uni-koeln.de
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http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/mitarbeiterdetails/show/517/Verena_F%C3%B6rster.html
Affiliation:
Hong Kong Baptist University
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Diatom paleoecology of Magadi cores and field team participant for Magadi drilling. Graduate student

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veronica.muiruri@yahoo.com
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Affiliation:
RLAHA, University of Oxford
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Scientific archaeologist and tephrochronologist specialising in the use of volcanic ash layers to correlate disparate archaeological and palaeoenvironmental archives. As part of the Chew Bahir project she will identify and chemically characterise visible and cryptotephra layers in the cores. These data will be used to date and anchor the record to the wider, regional tephrostratigraphic framework. She will also contribute to the preparation of radiocarbon samples (shells).

Email:
victoria.cullen@rlaha.ox.ac.uk
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Affiliation:
University of Arizona
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Earth System Modeling efforts

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znaiman@email.arizona.edu
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Affiliation:
California Academy of Sciences
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Paleoanthropology data integration

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zeray@calacademy.org
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