Recent studies have suggested that C4 plants played a larger role in early hominin diets than previously believed, thus making a systematic effort to determine the costs and benefits of C4 plants for hominin consumption that much more important in helping to model early hominin dietary behavior. The following is a short update from Leakey Foundation spring 2014 grantee Oliver Paine,University of Colorado… more »
Leakey Foundation grantee E.A. Quinn of Washington University sent this video field report from her research in Nubri, Nepal. Her project investigates the associations between adaptation to a high altitude environment, mother’s milk, and infant growth. It was filmed by her colleague Geoff Childs.
Leakey Foundation grantee Alexandra Uhl, PhD candidate from the University of Tübingen in Germany, reports from the StEvE Conference.EvE is a semester seminar series at the University of Tübingen with speakers who talk about their research in Evolution and Ecology. The StEvE conference is organized within the EvE for Students… So St(udents) and EvE = StEVE. Each year StEvE is organized by a different… more »
Leakey Foundation grantee Isaiah Nengo (spring 2014) has recently returned from the field with exciting news!Isaiah Nengo at work in the Lake Turkana BasinPlio-Pleistocene sediments of the Lake Turkana basin have provided numerous fossils key to our current understanding of the origin and evolutionary history of the hominid lineage in Africa. Scattered within the vast Plio-Pleistocene deposits… more »