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Nyanza Project Faculty


All of the Nyanza Project faculty have extensive field experience at Lake Tanganyika and elsewhere on tropical lakes. Their complementary fields of expertise allow students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests to take advantage of the Nyanza program.


Andrew Cohen

Nyanza Project Director, Paleoecology Mentor, from the University of Arizona

Ellinor Michel Project Assistant Director and Field Acting Director, Evolutionary Biology Mentor, from the Natural History Museum (UK) and the University of Arizona

Kiram Lezzar Project Administrator and Coordinator, Limnogeology Mentor, from the University of Arizona

Hudson Nkotagu

Hydrogeology Mentor, Department of Geology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Catherine O'Reilly Limnology Mentor, from Bard College in New York

Jonathan Todd Paleoclimatology Mentor, from The Natural History Museum in London, UK

Ismael Kimirei Fisheries Mentor, Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), Kigoma, Tanzania



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