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UF biology professor Todd Palmer teaches and conducts research in Kenya, examining the ecology of the African savannas. Here, Palmer and his students are learning to identify and track different wildlife species at the Mpala Research Center in Laikipia, Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Sentman.)

James Davidson, professor of archaeology, draws the slave cabin arrangement on the dirt in front of Cabin W-15 at the Kingsley Plantation field school Jacksonville, Fla. The occupation of the cabin itself dates from circa 1814 to circa 1839. (Photo courtesy of Scott Hussey.)

Ryan Raaum, postdoc in anthropology, collects blood samples from local residents on a road outside of Dhamar, Yemen, as part of Professor Connie Mulligan’s NSF-funded study to trace migrations of anatomically modern humans out of Africa. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Raaum.)

Kelly Deuerling, graduate student in geological sciences, collects samples of water melting from the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to study the effect of glacial melting on the carbon cycle. (Photo courtesy of Pamela Haines.)