Seminar: Ecology of Plio-Pleistocene Mammals and Hominid Evolution

02/02/11 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Location: 2114 G St. (Bldg. BB), room 308

Dr. Rene Bobe of the University of Georgia talks on "Ecology of Plio-Pleistocene Mammals and Hominid Evolution in East Africa" as part of the Anthropology Department's seminar series on hominin ecology. Dr. Bobe is a biological anthropologist interested in the relationship between climatic change and evolutionary processes. The main focus of his research is on the environmental and ecological context of human evolution in Africa. Therefore he specializes in the study of fossil mammals that provide a long-term record of environmental change. He has active field projects in Kenya (Turkana Basin) and Ethiopia (Afar region). In parallel to his research in Africa, he conducts fieldwork in the Chilean Andes to study the evolution of primates and other mammals in South America.