Andrew Cohen ⎮ Research Training and Opportunities for Graduate Students

I am the director of the  Nyanza Project  a multidisciplinary training program on tropical lakes run each year in Tanzania at Lake Tanganyika. The Nyanza Project is sponsored by the Research Experience for Undergraduate students (REU)  from throughout the US sponsored by the US  National Science Foundation. This seven-week program provides research training opportunities for US and African undergraduates, graduate students and secondary school teachers in paleoclimatology, limnology, limnogeology and aquatic ecology, under the guidance of an international team of faculty mentors.

I encourage graduate student applicants at both the MS and PhD levels in the general area of paleolimnology, and specifically in the subject areas described under my Research Interest. If you are interested in enquiring about graduate work in my laboratory please contact me by email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you!

Office: Gould-Simpson Bldg. 325
Phone: (520) 621-4691
Fax: (520) 621-2672


A. Piston coring during the 2004 Nyanza Project research cruise
at Lake Tanganyika, aboard the M/V Maman Benita.

B. Former UA Graduate student Catherine O’Reilly investigating benthic
productivity at Lake Tanganyika.

C. Examining a recently opened sediment core from Lake Tanganyika with
Nyanza Project students at our laboratory in Kigoma, Tanzania.