Past Research Project

Kathy Stewart © Kathy Stewart


Kathy Stewart—Fieldwork, Lothagam, Kenya.

Stewart joined the Revealing Hominid Origins Initiative (RHOI) in 2003. This five-year project was centred at the University of California (Berkeley), with 50 collaborators from 37 institutions in 17 countries. Supported by a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the project investigated the origins of the human lineage in the context of palaeoenvironmental change and associated vertebrate and invertebrate communities. Stewart and colleagues oversaw the research on fossil-fish evolution and biology, and its integration into the whole project. As an extension of this project, Stewart continues to research the evolution of fish, and their role in human ecology and behaviour.

Principal investigator: Kathy Stewart.