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Revelle Faculty in the spotlight

Ryan Kastner, computer scientist, UC San DiegoRyan Kastner, computer scientist, UC San Diego, will use high-resolution imaging tools in June to help archeologists map Mayan ruins in Guatemala and a sunken ship in Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay Underwater Park. He will be joined by graduate student Perry Naughton and undergraduate students. Learn more through the Engineers for Exploration website.

Photo Image-Hayne Palmour IV        

Shirley Strum, anthropologist, UC San DiegoShirley Strum, anthropologist, UC San Diego, will return to Kenya’s eastern Laikipia Plateau to continue her work with the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project, now in its 42nd year. Strum says, “We continue to track the humanization of the environment; the invasion of alien prickly pear cactus — its dispersal by elephants, people, baboons, livestock; the role of habitat degradation in allowing this plant to ‘jump the fence’ after living quietly for 50 years; the impact of prickly pear fruit on growth and reproduction of baboons; and the consequences for infant socialization when mothers have their next baby only 12 months rather than 24 months.”                   

Marc Meyers, materials scientist, UC San Diego, will travel to Paraguay and Brazil during late summer to begin retracing the path that former President Theodore Roosevelt followed 100 years ago when he explored the uncharted River of Doubt. Meyers will see how the river has changed over time, and he’ll collect animal specimens for use in biomimicry, the study of how designs in nature might be used in the design of products and goods.

Paul Goldstein, archaeologist, UC San Diego, and his team will return to Peru, where they have been excavating a Tiwanaku temple. They will be studying their finds; the work involves opening mummy bundles, doing osteological analysis and studying ceramics.

U-T San Diego, April 14, 2014