Conferences and workshop
Co-ordinated by Drs. Jean-Philip Brugal of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France and Ogeto Mwebi of the National Museums of Kenya, a session on large carnivores was organized at the Eastern African Quaternary Research Association (EAQUA) conference (Eastern African Quaternary Climate Change and Variability: a View from the Highlands) 23rd – 27th July 2013 in Nanyuki Kenya. Six members attended this conference and it is during this conference that the 2014 conference and workshop were planned.
24th-25th June 2014 : An international conference was organized on “The African Carnivores: impacts on ecosystems and human interactions”, held at National Museum at Nairobi, Louis Leakey Auditorium. Funded by INQUA and with other supports (see Partners).
Programme and Abstract
26th-27th June 2014 : a two day regional seminar, using the competence existing (Univ.of Nairobi, Nat.Museum, foreign contributors) as well as the bone collections at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi (presently almost 50 bone assemblages from spotted and striped dens are available) to teach techniques in the field of Taphonomy, conservation and evolutionary studies: bone modifications and tooth marks, skeletal identification, hair analysis, etc.; this was devoted especially to ECR and DCR people.
3-6th, August 2015 International Session on the topic: “The Preys of Carnivores: Modern and Fossil evidence”, held during the 5th East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:
The East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) organize regularly conferences< with the aim to bring East African and foreign researchers, scientists, and museum administrators together in a forum in order to exchange scientific information and discuss current research, museum ethics, policy, and practice.
Sessions are dedicated to research papers addressing issues in paleoanthropology, archaeology, paleontology, and paleoenvironments. In addition, other sessions are designed to address issues regarding Carnivore, policies affecting field and laboratory research, collections management, the Pan-African vision and other technical issues. Lastly, special session provides a forum for students and junior researchers to discuss issues regarding training, research opportunities, and other questions with regard to their career advancement. This will enable the students to directly interact with senior researchers and foreign researchers thus providing a rare opportunity to learn and forge collaborations.
14-15th Dec, 2015 a two day regional seminar, using the competence existing as well as the bone collections at the NMK, Osteology, Nairobi, to teach techniques in the field of Taphonomy, conservation and evolutionary studies: bone modifications and tooth marks, skeletal identification, hair analysis, etc.; devoted especially to ECR and DCR people.
– Scientific list of people involved in the African carnivore study (questionnaire in progress)
– send us your bibliography (pdf) regarding Carnivore, predators and preys…in Ecology or Paleoecology, Taphonomy, human-carnivore conflicts, Conservation, etc. Papers would be put on new page of the web site
– Osteological Database (photographs) on Carnivores, from the rich collections of NMK, Osteology Dpt. (see Gallery)