Dr Jörg M. Habermann
I am a collaborator of the Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab. I am a geologist, specialised in sedimentology and geochemistry, focusing on processes that have been occurring on the Earth’s surface. My current research centers around understanding the relationships between Cenozoic rifting, volcanism, and climate change in East Africa and their impact on continental and coastal paleoenvironments in the context of human evolution. Focus of this research is the reconstruction of paleolandscapes and sedimentary systems, and their use as environmental and climate archives. Fieldwork is a mainstay of my research that generally also involves laboratory-based petrographic and geochemical observations.