Monday, June 6, 2016

Invited lecture at the University of Antwerp


On our way to Kenya for our 2016 field season, we stopped by to visit our colleagues, Jonas Schoelynck and Eric Struyf, at the University of Antwerp. Jonas invited me to give a lecture at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development's Water in the World Series on the influence of large wildlife in the Mara River. It was a great honor and a lot of fun. 

Jonas and Eric visited us in the Mara in 2014 to study the influence of hippos on silica cycling in the system, and we're now working together on a paper on this topic. It was a short stay (and a little unnerving to leave 7 bags of research gear in a coin operated locker at the airport), but we covered a lot of ground and had a great time!

Jonas and Eric sampling silica in the Mara River
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