Much of our current understanding of how large mountain belts evolve is informed from study of the Himalaya. New ideas based on the Himalaya indicate that our traditional views of mountain building may be completely incorrect.
Endangered leatherback hatchlings may suffer high mortality at sea. This study is the first step to understand how and where newborn leatherbacks disperse off their last important nesting sites in West Papua.
Sea turtles are the ancient mariners of our oceans. After hatching on a beach, they cross thousands of miles of ocean to reach areas with food. Yet, little is known about where these green sea turtles go and how they migrate.
Archaeological survey and excavation on two sites dating to about 900 AD in Botswana. I'll investigate subsistence and trade networks among Early Iron Age societies before the appearance of southern Africa's first kingdom.
Sharks are one of the most feared, yet imperiled creatures on our planet. We plan to tag and track sharks with satellite tags to identify their ‘hot spots’ for mating, feeding, and pupping, and to protect them at these sites.