Taita Research Station


The multidisciplinary Taita Research Station is located in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County in southeastern Kenya. It was established by the University of Helsinki in 2011. The research focus is on geography and sustainability science, geosciences and atmospheric,biological and environmental sciences including studies on land change, botany and biodiversity, climate change, water resources, development and livelihoods. The varying topography, landscapes and agro-ecological zones together with biodiversity-rich natural environment and socioeconomic change in the Taita Hills and surrounding semi-arid areas provide unique research questions and great opportunities to both students and scientists.

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