Tomas Getachew BEDANE

PhD Student

Main research question

My research aims at revising the diversity of fossil proboscideans from Ethiopia, as well as to study their paleoecology.

Topics of study

My work focuses on Elephas recki, an extinct relative of the Asian elephant, and on its different evolutionary stages between 3 Ma and 1 Ma.

I am interested in its dietary ecology, based on dental wear and tooth isotopic content.

Fieldworks

I study the collections of the Shungura Formation (Lower Omo Valley), as well as those from the Afar Depression, dated from the Miocene to the Pleistocene.

Other responsibilities

Senior curator, Authority for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Ethiopian ministry of culture and tourism.

Contact

2021-11-09T14:34:45+00:00

GESTIONNAIRES

Laure PAINAULT
laure.painault@univ-poitiers.fr
Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 53

Guylaine REYNAUD
guylaine.reynaud@univ-poitiers.fr

Tél. : +33 (0)5 49 45 37 26

Fax : +33.(0)5 49 45 40 17

ADRESSE POSTALE

Université de Poitiers – UFR SFA

PALEVOPRIM UMR CNRS 7262

Bât B35 – TSA 51106

6 rue Michel Brunet

86073 POITIERS Cedex 9